SHAPING THE FUTURE OF
n (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) the mimicking of life using imitation biological systems
With 30 years pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech experience gained in commercial, product development, supply chain, strategic leadership and corporate executive roles, Simon is a serial entrepreneur in early stage healthcare businesses. As CEO of ApaTech Ltd, a QMUL spinout, he developed a world leader in orthobiologics prior to its sale to Baxter for $330m in March 2010.Prior to joining ApaTech in 2004 Simon was a Main Board Director of Celltech Group plc, serving as CEO, Celltech Pharmaceuticals, prior to which he served as COO of Vanguard Medica (later Vernalis plc). The early part of his career was spent at Glaxo/Glaxo Wellcome plc in a series of senior UK and international commercial, supply chain and strategic development leadership roles.He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Phase4 Ventures and ReNeuron plc, an advisor to the MTI/University of Manchester Premier Fund and part-time CEO of Calon Cardio-Technology Ltd.
Dr Nigel Pitchford
Nigel joined Imperial Innovations as Managing Director of Healthcare in January 2012, and became Chief Investment Officer of Imperial Innovations Group in October 2013. He was previously a Partner at DFJ Esprit, and prior to that spent 12 years at 3i, becoming a Partner in 2006, and ultimately leading the venture team’s healthcare activities across Europe and the US. He has also served on the boards of EUSA Pharma and HBI. Nigel is currently a non-executive director on the boards of Oxford Immunotec, Polytherics and E3Bio.
Alan is a Partner at Seroba Life Sciences. Prior to joining Seroba Life Sciences, Alan worked in a variety of product development and business development roles at Elan Corporation (Dublin), American Biogenetic Sciences, Inc. (New York), and the Medicines Control Agency (London). His previous venture capital experience was gained at Estée Lauder Investments (New York) and he still sits on the Lauder Scientific Advisory Board. In addition to Veryan, Alan sits on the boards of Ario Pharma, Opsona, Crescent Diagnostics and Heart Metabolics.
Jeffrey B. Jump
Jeff has nearly 30 years’ experience of the medical device industry. He is currently Chairman at MedAlliance and Manli Cardiology and is also a non-Executive Director of several start-up medical device companies. Over the course of his career Jeff has held senior management roles with Biosensors, Xitact Medical Simulation, Embol-X, Alliance Medical Technologies, Cardio Thoracic Systems, Haemonetics S.A. and Pfizer Hospital Products Group.
CEO, Executive Director
Chas has over 20 years’ experience in the medical device industry. He has been involved in successful medical device start-up companies since 1996. He co-founded embolic filter and carotid stent specialists MedNova which was acquired by Abbott in 2005. Before this he worked with CR Bard for twelve years in various sales, marketing and general management roles. During this time he was based in the USA for eight years in senior positions including Vice-President for Bard Cardiovascular.