Scientist.com Adds Experienced Drug Hunter Mark Herbert to Management Team
Scientist.com, the life science industry’s leading online marketplace for outsourced research, announced today the appointment of Mark Herbert to its senior leadership team. As the company’s chief business officer, he will focus on continuing the company’s rapid growth and expansion into new research areas and countries.
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“The Scientist.com research sourcing platform is revolutionizing how medical research is done,” said Mark Herbert, Scientist.com’s new Chief Business Officer. “I look forward to helping establish new partnerships, expand existing partnerships and advance our goal of delivering an innovative and disruptive marketplace to the global life sciences community.”
Mark has 20+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical and biotech research across multiple platforms and therapeutic areas. He last served as Interim President of Arcturus Therapeutics, a public company, where he led operations, business development and alliance management activities. While at Arcturus, Mark established strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, in-licensed key intellectual property and secured non-dilutive funding through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Previously, he was Head of U.S. Business Development and Sales at STA Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., WuXi AppTec’s small molecule development and manufacturing division, where he was responsible for all North American business development. Mark also previously served as Director of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Aragon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2013. He is an author or inventor on over 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts and patents and has led or contributed to the submission of 13 investigational new drug (IND) applications and one new drug application (NDA).
“Mark is an outstanding scientist-entrepreneur with a rare combination of technical talent and business development acumen,” said Kevin Lustig, PhD, Scientist.com’s CEO and Founder. “His strong scientific background and business expertise will help us build the right relationships and continue our rapid expansion into Europe, Japan and China.”
Scientist.com is the world’s leading marketplace for outsourced research. The marketplace simplifies the entire research sourcing process, saving time and money and providing access to the latest innovative tools and technologies while maintaining full compliance with an organization’s procurement policies. Scientist.com operates private enterprise marketplaces for most of the world’s major pharmaceutical companies, VWR and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since its founding in 2007, Scientist.com has raised more than $33 million from Leerink Transformation Partners, 5AM Ventures, Heritage Provider Network, Bootstrap Ventures and Hollywood producer Jack Giarraputo among others. Visit scientist.com to learn more.
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