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Chris Verbicky – VP of GMP Drug Manufacturing

Chris is Oxular’s Vice President of GMP Drug Manufacturing, with more than 25 years of industry experience, Chris’s experience spans chemistry, manufacturing, and manufacturing controls, pilot-to-full scale production project management in both APIs and finished product, alliance management, injectable product development, formulation development, process development and scale-up, and licensing and partnering. He has also authored or contributed to over 70 patents, publications, and presentations concerning project management, business, and pharmaceutical development. Chris received a BS in Chemistry and an MBA from the University of Albany, USA, and holds a PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire, USA.

Pamela Lapham – Sr Director of Regulatory

Pamela is Oxular’s Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, with over 30 years of experience working in all aspects of regulatory strategy and submissions. Previously, Pamela managed and coordinated regulatory efforts at Genocea, ProMedDx and Ximedica. She has significant experience in regulatory development, strategy, and filings and brings technical experience in clinical trials design, chemistry, manufacturing, …

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Ronald Yamamoto Chief Scientific Officer

Ronald is co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer, and a Board Observer of Oxular. With more than 30 years of medical device and drug product development experience, Ronald has led multi-disciplinary technical teams, clinical trial development, and product registration in the US, the EU, China, and Brazil. His ophthalmic experience includes the development of novel microcatheters for …

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Ian Anderson – Chief Technical Officer

Ian is Oxular’s Chief Technical Officer. He has significant experience in all technical aspects of medical device development and high-volume medical product industrialization. Ian journeyed from aeronautical and broadcast engineering into medical technologies, where he has been involved in the design, development, and launch of products as varied as surgical robots, auto-injector combination solutions, and stoma …

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David Fellows Chair

David is the CEO of AGTC and Chair of the Oxular Board. He has more than 30 years of experience in various leadership roles within the ophthalmic pharmaceutical industry. He was previously CEO of Nightstar Therapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company specialising in developing ocular gene therapies for patients with inherited retinal dystrophies, with David leading the company through a successful NASDAQ listing and M&A transaction. He was previously Vice President of Johnson …

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Dr. Dmitrij Hristodorov Director

Dmitrij is Partner at Forbion where, as a core member of the investment team, he contributes to investments across various stages, treatment modalities and diseases. Previously, he was Senior Director of Global Business Development & Licensing at Bayer Pharma, where he was responsible for ophthalmology, cardiology, nephrology, and pulmonology. Dmitrij currently serves as a board …

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Dr. Sam Williams

Sam has over 30 years’ experience in the Life Sciences sector as a scientist, company CEO and investment manager. He is currently Managing Partner at IP Group plc., the FTSE 250 investor, where he oversees the group’s c.£500m Life Sciences portfolio. He is founding CEO and Chairman of Istesso Ltd, a Phase 2 drug-discovery company, …

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Dr. Kenneth Macleod, PhD

Kenneth is a Partner at Rosetta Capital, a venture capital firm focussed on the life sciences and medical devices . Ken has over 35 years’ experience in the life sciences sector in a career combining senior operating roles in healthcare companies (Abbott Labs., Serono SA) and life science fund management (SV Health Investors, Paul Capital, …

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Dr. Friedrich Asmus Chief Medical Officer

Friedrich, a board-certified neurologist and pharmacist is Oxular’s Chief Medical Officer and has over 20 years of experience in leading clinical and translational research in industry and academia. For more than a decade he has successfully headed clinical development programs in the US, Europe, and Asia. Friedrich was previously a key strategic contributor for retinal anti‑VEGF …

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Christina Takke, PhD Director

Christina is co-founder and Managing Director of V-Bio Ventures. With more than 20 years of investment experience in European venture capital, Christina was previously a partner with Forbion Capital Partners (formerly ABN AMRO Capital) where she led and managed a series of successful biotech investments since 2001. Christina currently serves on the boards of Confo …

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