Former Quintile executive brings more than 15 years of life science and regulatory knowledge to Selexis
Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 – Selexis SA, a serial innovation company focused on drug discovery for lead identification and cell line development for scale-up and manufacturing of therapeutic protein drugs, announced today the hire of Marco Bocci, PhD, DPharm, as Director of European Sales and Business Development. Dr. Bocci joins Selexis from Quintiles and will be responsible for growing and managing sales and business development in Europe.
“With the recent launch of our SURE CHO-Mplus Libraries, Selexis is now well positioned to meet our customer's biologic development needs from discovery to commercial manufacturing,” said Dr. Igor Fisch, CEO of Selexis SA. “The addition of Marco to our leadership team underscores our commitment to helping our customers discover and commercialize biologic therapeutics. Marco’s knowledge of the CRO field and the scientific skills he acquired at the University of Cambridge are the right fit for our growing technology platform and customer base.”
Dr. Bocci brings a proven track record in business development, sales and clinical development. With over 15 years of experience in life sciences, Dr. Bocci has an extensive international business, product development and regulatory knowledge gained within the biotechnology and clinical research industries. Prior to joining Selexis, he was with Quintiles Outcome as Business Development Director where he focused on increasing European market penetration and building new customer relationships. Before joining the industry, Dr. Bocci did his postdoctoral studies at the Medical Research Council (MRC) in Cambridge, UK. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge and is also a trained pharmacist.