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David J. Fairfax, Ph.D: Partner, President and CEO

 Kinentia was founded by Dr. David Fairfax in 2007 and his current role is President and CEO. He has responsibility for all aspects of Kinentia's day to day business operations. Dr Fairfax has over 20 years of experience in the drug discovery and development area, having spent a large portion of that time working with and for contract research organizations. He earned his B.Sc. and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Imperial College, London, U.K.

Lawrence D. Jones, Ph.D: Consulting Partner

Dr. Jones is currently President at Lawrence D. Jones & Associates a business consulting and executive recruitment firm. He has extensive experience in the formation and establishment of technology based companies including co-founding Arris Consultants, an executive recruitment firm and Inhalon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has also served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at AMRI. Dr Jones earned his B.A. from Cornell, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University.

Chester J. Opalka: Consulting Partner

Mr. Opalka is the retired Vice-President of Operations and a co-founder of AMRI. He has extensive experience in the start-up environment, having not only co-founded and established AMRI but also playing a key advisory role to several high technology based start-up companies since retiring from AMRI. Prior to founding AMRI, Mr. Opalka worked for nearly 20 years as a research scientist in both Medicinal and Chemical Development Departments at Sterling Winthrop. Mr. Opalka obtained a B.S. in Chemistry from Niagara University.

Dell R. Burkey, M.D: Consulting Partner

Dr. Burkey is currently Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Director of the Pain Medicine Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Burkey has over 30 years of clinical experience in the area of clinical anesthesiology and pain management, including acute pain management. Prior to joining the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Burkey was the Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Director of Pain Management Services at Northeastern Hospital, Philadelphia. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, and is a past president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society.

John McCall, Ph.D: Scientific Consultant

Dr. McCall is the President of PharMac LLC, and an expert in the areas of drug discovery, project management, project evaluation, and research organization. Prior to founding PharMac, Dr. McCall was Vice President of Pfizer Global Research and Development and a member of the Pfizer Global Technology Board. Dr. McCall was also Global Vice President of Discovery Chemistry at Pharmacia, until Pharmacia’s acquisition by Pfizer, Inc. Dr. McCall currently chairs an NINDS Development Team investigating new therapies for spinal muscular atrophy, and is a member of numerous scientific advisory boards.

 

 

 

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