14 February 2018 | News
Veteran Novartis and WuXi Global Head of Pharmaceutical Development Joins Company Board
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Q BioMed Inc., a biotechnology acceleration company, has roped in Dr. Rick Panicucci as an independent member on its board of Directors.
Dr. Rick Panicucci is the Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at STA Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (A WuXi AppTec Company). He is responsible for providing scientific leadership in the areas of Developability, Formulation Development and GMP Manufacturing. Rick has been providing formulation and development support to Mannin Research on Man01, a glaucoma drug candidate.
Prior to WuXi he held the position of Global Head of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Profiling (CPP) at Novartis from 2004 to 2015, where he led the development and implementation of innovative dosage form designs and continuous manufacturing paradigms.
He worked closely with Novartis BD&L and Venture Fund on many external deals such as Proteus Digital Health, MicroChips, 7th Sense Bio, West Pharma, Unilife, MIT and the University of Toronto to mention a few. He has also held positions as the Director of Formulation Development at Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Senior Scientist at Biogen.
Dr. Panicucci received his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry at the University of Toronto, and has two post doctoral fellowships at the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Ontario Cancer Institute.