By Yafo Life Sciences
December 6th, 2021 (Shanghai) — We are glad to announce that William Korinek, the CEO of Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals, has been invited to showcase at ACCESS CHINA Biotech Forum during Jan 4th – Jan13th. ACCESS CHINA Biotech Forum is the largest online corporate access event between China and the western biopharma industry.
If you are interested in listening to the live event, please register at https://biotochina.org/register/
About Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals
Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals, a U.S.-based clinical CNS drug development company, is pursuing an innovative neuroprotective strategy of enhancing mitochondrial energy production in astrocytes to protect and repair damaged neurons. Astrocyte is developing the proprietary small molecule pharmaceutical agent AST-004 for acute administration to patients who have suffered a stroke, TBI, or concussion, and for chronic neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
About the speaker
Dr. Korinek is Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals’ CEO and Co-Founded the company in 2014. Previously, he was at Pfizer for almost 10 years in a number of strategic and operational R&D positions, most recently serving as the Vice President of Worldwide R&D Business Operations. Dr. Korinek and his organization managed the Worldwide R&D annual operating plan process, including coordination of annual investment business plans from all of Pfizer’s Research Units and functional Partner Lines and the setting of annual investment and budget targets. He has broad experience from early discovery through full development, small and large therapeutic modalities, and many disease areas. At Pfizer, he championed and secured $24M in capital for a long term Project and Resource Planning productivity program that was successfully implemented over 2011-2014. Dr. Korinek also managed Pfizer’s R&D Program Management Office (PMO) for the Pfizer-Wyeth integration, and the PMO for Pfizer WRD’s 2011 “Engine for Sustainable Innovation” strategic restructuring involving the reduction of Pfizer’s overall R&D 2012 spend from $8.0-8.5B to $6.5-7.0B.
Dr. Korinek previously worked as an Engagement Manager at the strategy consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting, where he worked with ~40 life sciences companies ranging from biotech startups to large pharmaceutical companies on issues such as strategic planning, portfolio prioritization, and M&A due diligence. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Molecular and Cellular Biology Department, where he researched the molecular linkages of cell polarity signals to the cytoskeleton and published in leading journals including Science.
About ACCESS CHINA
ACCESS CHINA is the most effective deal-making platform for Western pharma and biotech leaders looking to enter or expand in the Chinese market. ACCESS CHINA creates invaluable BD opportunities by directly connecting and meeting with the right partners for development, licensing or commercial collaborations. View more information at https://biotochina.org/access-china-forum/
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