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Speaker

Shobha Parthasarathi, PhD

VP, EXTERNAL INNOVATION AND NEW VENTURES, XONTOGENY
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Shobha brings a combination of 20+ years of research, business development, strategic partnerships and venture investing experience. Her career highlights include funding startups that have led to FDA drug approvals/marketed products, company acquisitions and IPO exits. She currently leads identifying investment opportunities for Xontogeny and the Perceptive Xontogeny Venture (PXV) Fund. She mentors startup companies and serves on Boards of several academic institutions and life sciences accelerators. Prior to Xontogeny, as Vice President at Harrington Discovery Institute, she managed business development, strategic alliances and startup investments. Previously, at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, she managed a portfolio of startups developing therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices. She holds Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and began her career as a research scientist in drug discovery at Takeda (Millennium Pharmaceuticals).
Speaking In
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (PDT)
Tuesday, June 14
The unprecedented venture funding into promising biotechs and public market performance in biotechs…