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We are a(n):
• Drug development biotech
• Holding company with presence in New York, NY and Cincinnati, OH that acquires and develops drugs in asset specific or therapeutic area specific subsidiary companies
• Experienced group of drug developers with diverse skill sets in pre-clinical and clinical study design and management, CMC, medical and regulatory affairs, venture financing/deal structures, and commercialization strategies
• Strategic partner to Medpace Inc (NASDAQ:MEDP), a global CRO
• Capital syndication partner

We are not:
• Venture fund (though we invest)
• Traditional service provider

We look for therapeutics that:
• Address a large unmet medical need
• Have a viable commercial opportunity with potential
• Are pre-clinical to Phase 2 in their development
• Have a clear regulatory strategy and an early go-no-go decision
• Allow us to participate in the clinical development strategy and management

We partner by:
• Forming or investing directly into NewCo’s, JVs or established companies (LLCs or C Corps)
• Acting as a clinical development partner to enable advancement of drugs

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Our management team represents a dynamic cross-section of business, medical, clinical and formulation expertise, with a proven track record in clinical research.
Jonathan Isaacsohn, MD, FACC - Chief Executive Officer

most recently served as Teva’s Chief Medical Officer and was responsible for developing and overseeing the New Therapeutic Entities (NTEs) initiative across all therapeutic areas. During his career, Jon has been involved in developing hundreds of drugs from protocol design to global submission in various therapeutic areas, including cardio-metabolic, CNS, GI, oncology and infectious disease. Prior to joining Teva, Jon served as Executive Vice President, Head of Medical & Regulatory at Medpace, a global leader in research-based drug and device development. He trained in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at Harvard Medical School and was a member of the cardiology faculty at Yale Medical School. Jon is also a co-founder of the Metabolic & Atherosclerosis Research Center in Cincinnati, US.

Catherine Pearce, MBA, DHSc - Chief Operating Officer

most recently served as the Vice President of Research and Development, NTEs at Teva where she was responsible for developing over 20 repurposed products across multiple therapeutic areas. Catherine has over 19 years of experience in drug development including clinical research, business development and seed stage funding. She’s worked for companies such as Medpace, Merck, Ethicon and CincyTech.

Piyush Patel, PhD - Chief Scientific Officer

recently served as the Senior Director of Product Development at Teva Pharmaceuticals where he was the co-inventor of over 20 patents. He has over 24 years of formulation product development and drug delivery experience. He’s an expert in early stage development, pre-formulation, preclinical formulation, clinical formulation, clinical manufacture, process development and technology transfer to commercial sites. Piyush also has strong expertise in oral and injectable dosage forms for small molecules, peptides, proteins and antibodies.

Justin Thompson, MS - Senior Director of Business Development

recently spent 8 years at CincyTech, a seed stage investment fund. At CincyTech, he focused on new company investment, portfolio company management, and internal operations and was participated in over 60 new company financings. CinyTech portfolio companies included AssureX Health (purchased by Myriad Genetics), Enable Injections, Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AKBA), and Blue Ash Therapeutics (purchased by Forest Laboratories). He received his Master’s in Finance from the University of Cincinnati and his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, specializing in Finance and Marketing, from Washington University in St. Louis.

Donna Huber, MBA, BS Pharmacy - Senior Director of Clinical Operations

has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is experienced in both Sales and Research. She spent 21 years at Merck & Co. Inc. working in Merck Research Labs as a CRA and Trainer and in Global Human Health in various sales management roles. She most recently served as Associate Director of Sales where she provided leadership for sales teams and effectively allocated resources to drive execution of sales and marketing plans. Donna also served as Program Manager at Medpace where she was responsible for oversight of numerous global clinical trials.

Brian Murphy, MD, MPH, FIDSA - Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Brian Murphy is board-certified in infectious disease, internal medicine, as well as pediatrics, and brings more than 15 years of leadership in clinical trial and drug development to the CinRx team. He has most recently served as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Medpace, CRO and therapeutic lead for the Infectious Diseases therapeutic franchise.  Dr. Murphy has worked with large and small biopharmaceutical companies, government agencies, public-private partnerships, and academic centers during the approval of multiple products across various therapeutic areas. In his academic career at the University of Kentucky he led  multi-disciplinary, translational and clinical research projects sponsored by NIH (NIAID and NHLBI), CDC, Department of Defense, and pharma in a broad range of indications and patient populations at all phases of clinical development (pre-clinical through Phase IV). Dr. Murphy continues to uphold an academic appointment and clinical practice and maintains close ties with his clinical and research colleagues.

Board of Directors
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  • Jonathan Isaacsohn, MD, FACC President and CEO, CinRx
  • August Troendle, MD President and CEO, Medpace, Inc.
  • Stephen P. Ewald, JD General Counsel, Medpace, Inc.
  • Jesse J. Geiger, CPA Vice President, CFO and
    Treasurer, Medpace, Inc.
Contact Us.
5375 Medpace Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227
18 Aba Hillel Silver St.
North Industrial Zone Lod 71294

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