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Meet Our Board

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Alex Blyth
Founder, CEO & acting Chairman

 

Serial entrepreneur, inventor and conceptual biologist with 20 years’ experience in bringing over 50 novel biopharma therapies to market for companies like Pfizer, Allergan, abbVie, Amgen, Shire, Takeda, GSK & Sanofi. Alex founded LIfT after losing his mother to Pancreatic Cancer, and seeing a new way to beat cancer by giving patients the immunity of those who are innately resistant to cancer.

Matt considers Cell and Gene therapy to be his favourite piece of technology as it is only relatively recently that biotech and pharma companies have begun to utilise genome, immune system and regenerative abilities in their quests to improve human health and life expectancy. He sees that medicine continues to go beyond drugs in the way they are becoming increasingly tailored, precise and effective.

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Matt Pierce
Board Director, Downing Ventures

Patrick is an experienced venture capitalist with a successful background in early-stage biotech companies and  licensing deals with public and private companies. Formerly with BioMed Partners and Novartis. Patrick holds a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Basel (Biozentrum), a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a degree as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 

Patrick Burgermeister
Board Director, Kizoo Technology Ventures

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Jonathan Milner, Founder of Abcam plc, is an experienced entrepreneur and investor and is passionate about supporting UK life science and high-tech start-ups. He has provided considerable investment and support to over 60 companies and has assisted three technology companies to IPO on the London AIM Stock exchange.

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Jonathan Milner
Board Member, Meltwind

With over 20 years of biotech R&D experience building out drug pipelines and helping drive several multi-billion-dollar companies from start-up, Tony is one of Biotech’s most successful leaders. Before joining Evox Therapeutics Ltd as CEO, Tony was CSO of Ablynx, Moderna Therapeutics, Alnylam and Tolerx Inc. 

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Antonin de Fougerolles
Investor & Board Advisor

Investment executive with a background in Biochemistry and Biomedical Science. Previous experiences include leading corporate development activities for biotech companies in the areas of cell therapies, biologic drug platforms, gene editing and gene modulation technologies.

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Oliver Sims
Board Advisor, Meltwind