Team

PAUL KINNON

CEO
Paul has over 30 years of experience in the global life sciences industry, with the past 20 years of his executive career focused on Clinical Diagnostics and innovative products to improve patients’ lives. He has held leadership positions within PredictImmune, Transgenomic, ZyGEM Corp., Life Technologies (now ThermoFisher), Guava Technologies and Cellomics, raising more than $70m in funding, creating global partnerships and increasing shareholder return. Paul has spent half of his career living and working in the USA running global businesses, which gives him a novel and unique outlook on the global industry; additionally he sits on a number of Boards as non-executive director (NED) for Life Science companies.
Diadem US Inc

 

SAM AGUS

Chief Medical Officer

A board-certified neurologist and a seasoned medication and device (including software as medical device) development expert, with more than 20 years of global experience in multiple therapy areas (including: neurology, psychiatry, immunology, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, women’s health, and rare diseases).

Served as Chief Medical Officer with several biotech companies and as a senior leader in clinical development and medical affairs in mid-size and large pharmaceutical companies, such as H. Lundbeck A/S, Shire Plc., Abbott Labs, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, and Teva Pharmaceutical industry.

With an extensive experience in clinical, medical, and regulatory strategy, multidisciplinary team leadership, portfolio management, clinical trial design and execution (early- and late-phase), IND / CTA submissions, regulatory briefings and meetings, NDA / MAH submissions, product launches, and market access preparations (in multiple geographies, including: the US, Europe, Japan, China, and Brazil).

Specializing in: target product-profile, clinical-development plans, protocol writing, value dossiers, scientific communications, patient-centric assessments and outcomes, real-world evidence generation, medication-device combinations, big-data analysis, digital tools development, and precision treatment-management.

Has taken an active part in public-private partnerships, pre-competitive collaborations and business alliances, and in a number of financing rounds (including IPO, NASDAQ listing, private placement and non-dilutional funding).

 

SIMONA PICCIRELLA

Ph.D., VP Operations & Development
Experienced manager with profound knowledge of life science sector. In 2009 she co-founded the company VisMederi srl and she was COO until 2016, serving clients such as Sanofi, Novartis, GSK, Takeda in vaccine immunogenicity evaluation and analytical assay validation.