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Summary

I'm a biotech entrepreneur with a strong scientific background and an in-depth experience in translational medicine with an emphasis on immunology, vaccinology and a proven record of founding, funding and managing life sciences ventures from an idea into advanced human clinical trials. Dr. Carmon has a Ph.D. in immunology (WIS) and MBA (BGU) with >20 published scientific articles and granted patents.  In Jan 2016, Dr. Carmon established Biopharma Investment and Management, a boutique consultancy company that specializes in assisting international and local clients in a number of biotechnology services. in particular:

  • Business and technological due diligence (DD) for biopharma-related technologies 
  • Project management with a focus on immunology in Oncology, Inflammation & anti-infective
  • Business development and strategic alliances
  • IP strategy and management
  • Securing non-diluted funding

 

Experiences

Current Experience

  • Founder and CEO Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
    Since January 2016

    Dr. Lior Carmon is a biotech entrepreneur with a strong scientific background and an in-depth experience in translational medicine with an emphasis on immunology, vaccinology and a proven record of founding, funding and managing life sciences ventures from an idea into advanced human clinical trials. Dr. Carmon has a Ph.D. in immunology (WIS) and MBA (BGU) with >20 published scientific articles and granted patents.  In Jan 2016, Dr. Carmon established Biopharma Investment and Management, a boutique consultancy company that specializes in assisting international and local clients in a number of services, in particular:


    * Business and technological due diligence (DD) for biopharma-related technologies. Selected examples:

    • Promote and position academia-based projects with a focus on immunology.
    • Conduct DD of Israeli and US-based companies for investors.
    • Lead technical DD and build a development path of an immunological product for an international VC.


    * Project management with a focus on immunology in Oncology, Inflammation & anti-infective.  Selected examples:

    • Lead attempts to develop a novel cancer vaccine as part of a team in a large biotech.
    • Conduct technical DD in immunology–related projects for international companies.
    • Assist clients simplifying a new immune-related “mechanism of action” of compounds; including putting the new findings into business and R&D materials.
    • Assist a client building means for reducing immunogenicity of products including in-silico methodologies and wet assays.
    • Assist academia–based projects to prepare a preclinical development plan to facilitate interactions with investors, partners and regulatory bodies.


    * Business development and strategic alliances. Selected examples:

    • Locate a cell therapy and immunological match technologies in the academia for industrial clients.
    • Locate and secure industrial partnerships for a number of academic projects following initial positioning to the right market/s.


    * IP strategy and management.
    Selected examples:

    • Lead attempts to generate new IP for clients, mostly around immunology.


    * Securing non-diluted funding.
    Selected examples:

    • Prepare a full SCO application for an Israeli biotech develops an immune compound.
    • Assist a client in preparing an EU Horizon 2020 application.

Past Experience

  • Founder CEO and Head of R&D
    February 2007 --- January 2016

  • General Manager
    February 2005 --- February 2007

  • Co-founder and VP business Development
    July 2000 --- January 2005

  • VP Strategic Alliances & technology assessment
    July 1999 --- September 2003

  • VP Business Development
    May 2000 --- May 2003

Personality

Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAdaptabilityAssertivenessAttention to detailCollaborationCreative thinkingEfficiencyIndependenceProblem solvingStrategic thinking

Knowledge

Self Assessment :
Negotiation R&DBusiness DevelopmentCancerDrug DevelopmentDue DiligenceEarly development stagegrant writing and designImmunologyoncologyPeptidesStrategic PlanningT cellsVaccines
LinkedIn Assessment :
BiotechnologyBusiness DevelopmentR&DLifesciencesClinical DevelopmentTechnology transferEntrepreneurshipCommercializationLife SciencesImmunologyPharmaceutical IndustryStrategic PlanningCancerStart-upsVaccinesDrug Discoverymolecular biologyDrug DevelopmentClinical trialsResearch and Development (R&D)

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
• An entrepreneur with a proven record of founding funding and managing life sciences-oriented ventures from an idea into advanced human clinical trials. • A strong scientific background and an in-depth experience in translational medicine with an emphasis on immuno-oncology and vaccinology. • Experience in deal-related activities; identifying analyzing evaluating negotiating and executing of life science ventures. • High motivation with abilities for multi-tasking both individually and as part of a team including proven successful leadership of a high performance team. • Out of the box “game changer“ creativity coupled with an ambition to overcome challenges. BOD memberIsraeli immunology society. BOD memberIsrael life science industries (ILSI). EvaluatorConsultantEuropean FP/Horizon 2020 programs with a focus on immunologycell therapy and precision medicine-related technologies in the markets of cancer and inflammation. IproveMember in the team of executives that shape the future of Vaccine in EU as part of the European FP/Horizon 2020 programs. Editorial BoardInternational Journal of Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy. Sport as a way of life: Swimmingjoggingcycling. Israeli immunology society. BOD member Israel life science industries (ILSI). Evaluator Consultant European FP/Horizon 2020 programs with a focus on immunology cell therapy and precision medicine-related technologies in the markets of cancer and inflammation. Iprove Member in the team of executives that shape the future of Vaccine in EU as part of the European FP/Horizon 2020 programs.

Education

  • Advanced Master in Executive Studies for CEOs from Merage foundation, UC Irvine, California, USA in 2006
  • PhD in Tumor immunology and Immunotherapy from Weizmann Institute of Science in 1999
  • MBA in International Marketing from School of management, Ben-Gurion University, Beer -Sheva. Israel. in 1998

Training and Certification

  • Executive management training in 2006 Certification
  • PhD immunology in 1999 Certification
  • MBA in 1998 Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
English
Full Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    4448|287|2743|196|3214
  • Locations I am interested in:
    Berlin, Germany Israel Netherlands United Kingdom
  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    BrightOwl freelancer :    20 Hours per week
  • International:
    Yes

Publications

    Expert has 16 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Others

Driving License
  • Yes