Filipe Assoreira

12 years multi-country corporate experience at Genzyme, including as Country manager. Leadership roles in merger and crisis situations. Currently President of P-BIO Portugal’s Biotech Industry Organization. Successful exit as retail entrepreneur. Pharmacy Degree from University of Coimbra and MBA from AESE/IESE.

André Faustino – Genepredit

CEO Gene PreDiT. MSc Molecular Microbology (University of Aveiro), PhD Biomedical Sciences (University of Porto and Baylor College of Medicine), Mini-MBA in Global BioPharma Entrepreneurship (Rutgers University). Member of the board of P-BIO and consultant for European organizations in biotechnology topics.

Simão Soares - SilicoLife

CEO SilicoLife. MSc Bioinformatics (University of Minho), postgraduate in management from NOVA School of Business and Economics and trained in Blue Ocean Strategy at INSEAD. Was visiting researcher at the Technical University of Denmark, in the integration of omics data with genome scale models. Collaborated with the UMinho in the fields of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, with published work in computational biology top ranked journals. Member of the board of P-BIO, Portuguese Bioindustry Association and consultant for international organizations in industrial biotechnology topics.

João Moura – BIOCANT

Fernando Canhão- ALEXION

More than 35 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical Industry in different functions. Last 11 years working with different companies dedicated to R&D of Orphan Drugs, with the role of Country Manager. Currently Head of Operations for Portugal in Alexion. Leadership skills and experience in startups. Member of the board of P-BIO, Portuguese Bio-Industry Association.

Rui Amandi de Sousa – Stemmatters

Tiago Barros – Biomarin

Sérgio Simões - Luzitin

Vice-president of Bluepharma, member of the board of P-BIO – Portuguese Bioindustry Association, has a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a Master degree in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Science. He has built a rapport as a scientist, an entrepreneur, an investor and as a decision-making executive in the pharmaceutical industry. His role has been instrumental in the launch of several technology-based companies, including Luzitin and Treat U, as well as in the running of investment ventures such as A2B, SA or Biocant Venture. He currently holds a position as an associate professor with habilitation at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Coimbra. Apart from his academic work, his interests include research fields related to pharmaceutical biotechnology, with particular emphasis on the development of targeted nanocarriers for drug and nucleic acid delivery aiming at their application for gene therapy. Over the last years, he has gained a significant expertise on developing, industrial transfering and manufacturing of medicines for the European and US market.

Nuno Arantes-Oliveira – Coimbra Genomics

Raquel Fortunato – Genibet

Alberto Inez – Inopat


Diretora Executiva
Sara Monteiro

Executive Manager at P-Bio-Portugal’s Biotechnology Industry Association, Portugal, a representative of SME’s at Banking Stakeholder Group at European Banking Authority, London, a member at ELIXIR Industry Advisory Committee, Cambridge UK, a member of Editorial Board at Coimbra Business Review and Visiting Professor at Catolica Porto Business School. She received a PhD in Economics from the University of Sophia Antipolis, Nice (GREDEG-CNRS), France, and with the academic PhD program in Governance, Knowledge and Innovation at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Coordenador GDRMO
Nuno Lages

Is currently the coordinator of the P-BIO Orphan Drugs Working Group (ODWG). Founder of the “Studys and projects office” of the Drugs National Portugues Autority – INFARMED (actual “Information and Strategic Planning Direction”). Developed skills of monitoring the Portuguese expenditure with drugs, impact study of politic measures, articulation of the operations and politic measures with the policy makers. Team leader. Experience in drug wholesale. Entrepreneur in pharmacy retail business control. Pharmacy Degree from University of Coimbra and MBA from AESE/IESE.
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