Robert Alonso, CEO
Robert Alonso, Founder & CEO – has 25 years of experience with both large pharmaceutical companies (Merck, Roche) and small biotech companies (Ceptaris). Most recently Mr Alonso successfully founded Ceptaris Therapeutics, where he raised over $40 million in venture capital, steered the lead program through phase III testing and filing of an NDA (Approval was received in 2013). Ceptaris was sold in 2013 to Actellion Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Alonso is a seasoned executive who has completed numerous licensing and other business transactions, including raising venture capital and negotiating transactions worth over $500 million. He has brought several drugs through the Investigational New Drug (IND) process and one through a successful completion of a New Drug Application (NDA). Mr. Alonso is the inventor on 9 issued patents. Mr Alonso has a BS from Boston College and MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.