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Paolo Rizzardi

Paolo Rizzardi

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Altheia Science

Paolo Rizzardi, MD, internist, is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of AurorA-TT, a Technology Transfer initiative fully focused in the biotech sector, and Co-Founder, Chairman&CEO of Altheia Science. He combines a strong scientific background with managerial skills gained in substantially contributing to successfully develop biotechnology companies and to achieve the market approval of advanced therapy medicinal products in the cell&gene therapy and oncology field. After spending more than 10 years in academia in Italy, UK, and Switzerland in developing programs for innovative immune-based/vaccination strategies in patients with HIV/AIDS, he worked for more than 15 years in the cell&gene therapy biotech sector, developing a unique expertise in R&D, CMC, clinical and business development, development, engineering, and IP from target validation to market approval.

He published over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts and textbook chapters (4500+ citations, h-index 32), including seminal contribution to the field of immunopathogenesis and innovative treatment of HIV infection.

  • Real thinking forward combining experts in the field from manufacturing, regulatory and value vision” – “great network with strong experience and sharing risks & opportunities
    Anne-Virginie Eggimann
    bluebird bio
  • Great program, great people, great venue.
    Klaus Kühlcke
  • Dynamic, interesting and highly interactive event that promotes exchange and networking in highly specialized field of gene therapy.
    Nathalie Clement
    Powell Gene Therapy Center, University of Florida
  • Phacilitate provides a unique forum, bringing together research, process development, and commercial leaders on the cutting edge of cell, gene, and immunotherapy. A great conference for anyone wanting a comprehensive view of the field.
    Dr James Trager
  • It was all business. I’ve never been to an event where over 80% of the conversations I had were constructive to my business objectives.
    Kurt Gielen
    Chemelot Campus B.V.
  • Great way to expand network with global experts in cell and gene therapy who are facing similar challenges.
    Steven Goodman