In addition, our management has identified qualified individuals that may comprise the Scientific Advisory Panel in the future. The individuals are highly respected and well-established in their respective fields of practice. From time to time, management currently consults with such individuals on technical advice.
Mr. Patel is a founding member of the Company and serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Patel is involved with several healthcare and pharmaceutical related successful enterprises. Namely part of a healthcare focused private equity firm, he has significant experience in specialty pharmaceutical industry with a focus in providing a variety of specialized blood/plasma derived products. Additionally, he is co-founder of a molecular and genetic diagnostics company and a nationwide specialty pharmacy. Mr. Patel serves in an advisory capacity for several other non-healthcare ventures.
Mr. Patel received his Bachelors in Physics and Doctorate in Law from Rutgers University, including externships at US District Court for the District of Delaware under Chief Judge Sleet and Cooper Hospital.
Mr. Sharma is a founding member of the Company and serves as the Chief Operations Officer and the General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Sharma is also a Partner at Sharma & DeYoung LLP practicing in the specialty areas of intellectual property, corporate transactions and complex litigation including appellate advocacy. Most recently, he served as General Counsel to a specialty pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey, which was successfully acquired by Pfizer in 2014. He has significant experience in drug patent evaluation process, Hatch-Waxman litigation and forming Paragraph IV strategies.
Mr. Sharma received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from the University of Texas (Austin). He received his Juris Doctor from American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington DC. He has also studied at the London School of Economics and obtained a diploma in European Community Law from the University of Paris at the Sorbonne.