Extra bio 2 : Patricia

Patricia was previously Managing Director and CEO and co-founder of PDC Biotech GmbH, an Austrian biotech company which successfully raised funding in Europe and advanced an early preclinical-stage drug candidate through cGMP manufacturing to clinical proof-of-concept. Other positions include Vice President, Business Development at GlycoDesign Inc., a Canadian biotechnology company, where she led commercialization efforts for the company’s cancer, vascular and inflammation programs and established and managed international strategic partnerships. As Director of International Product Development at Ferring based in Paris, Patricia led multi-disciplinary teams to successfully complete the development program (including scale-up of the peptide to support commercial needs) for two novel obstetrics products and managed the company’s strategic alliance with a major US pharmaceutical company. As an independent consultant, she conducted detailed assessments of potential in-licensing opportunities for pharmaceutical companies and created business plans and product development plans for various biotech companies.