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Ali Ardakani

Founder and Managing Director of Novateur, Ali Ardakani is a technical and entrepreneurial corporate development & operations biotech executive, board member, and investor with almost 20 years of experience in managing life science projects and companies. For the past 18 years, Ali has been pivotal in start-up and development of several biotech companies, drugs and medical devices, for which he has raised millions of dollars in private and grant financing. Most recently, he co-founded virtual biotech Niiki Pharma Inc in NYC, where he acquired two first-in-class oncology drugs from Europe and took them through US IND, UK CTA and Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials within 3 years. Prior to Niiki Pharma, he was the director of corporate development at iCell Therapeutics, a drug delivery platform company. Prior to iCell he led operations of PulmoNOx Medical Inc, a medical device company responsible for 510(k) approval of two novel medical devices.  At the same time, he was VP of Operations of EquATec, a virtual med-tech veterinary company developing novel therapies for the equine, where he led global operations and trials in Canada, US and Hong Kong. He also managed the global alliance of EquATec with a large pharma partner.

Founder and Managing Director of Novateur, Ali Ardakani is a technical and entrepreneurial corporate development & operations biotech executive, board member, and investor with almost 20 years of experience in managing life science projects and companies. For the past 18 years, Ali has been pivotal in start-up and development of several biotech companies, drugs and medical devices, for which he has raised millions of dollars in private and grant financing. Most recently, he co-founded virtual biotech Niiki Pharma Inc in NYC, where he acquired two first-in-class oncology drugs from Europe and took them through US IND, UK CTA and Phase 1 and 2 clinical trials within 3 years. Prior to Niiki Pharma, he was the director of corporate development at iCell Therapeutics, a drug delivery platform company. Prior to iCell he led operations of PulmoNOx Medical Inc, a medical device company responsible for 510(k) approval of two novel medical devices.  At the same time, he was VP of Operations of EquATec, a virtual med-tech veterinary company developing novel therapies for the equine, where he led global operations and trials in Canada, US and Hong Kong. He also managed the global alliance of EquATec with a large pharma partner.