I am an experienced scientist/entrepreneur established in the beautiful and fast-paced San Diego biotech hub. As the founder and CEO of Abbiotec, I am building a company that brings to market innovative life sciences products that help scientists to obtain faster and better results. With an emphasis on antibodies and peptides, I am leading the company toward
I am an experienced scientist/entrepreneur established in the beautiful and fast-paced San Diego biotech hub. As the founder and CEO of Abbiotec, I am building a company that brings to market innovative life sciences products that help scientists to obtain faster and better results. With an emphasis on antibodies and peptides, I am leading the company toward the diagnostic market for untapped niches. Next short-term goals: llama antibody platform, drugs of abuse products, european office in Switzerland!
* Founder & CEO of Abbiotec, LLC, a life science biotech company
* 15 years of US biotech experience as Director/Scientist in R&D/Business/Marketing/Operations
* 20+ years of research experience in both French and US academia and biotech
* 5 years of post-doctoral experience in Cancer Research
* Education/Training in Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology, and Structural Biology
President & CEO @ Start-up biotech company developing life science tools (antibodies, peptides, cell lysates, kits) for the research market (founded in 2007).
Responsibilities: Founder and Manager Member planning and managing R&D, Production, Operations, Business Development, Marketing & Sales activities with employees, consultants and outsourced collaborators.
Achievements: Led the company to profitability in less than 3 years, and achieved $1M in sales in Year 4. Develop a product portfolio of over 15,000 products and a distribution network in 40 countries. Secured working capital from a local bank through a SBA loan. From 2007 to Present (8 years) Greater San Diego AreaDirector Business Development @ 400% sales growth in 2 years achieved by: 1) multiplying by 5 the number of antibodies released to market; 2) increasing product sales % by 8/total sales; 3) setting up worldwide distribution network and european office; 4) multiplying by 4 the number of customers From 2005 to 2007 (2 years) Greater San Diego AreaDirector Cell Biology @ Organized and managed R&D, Production, Operations, Business Development, Marketing & Sales departments. R&D, Production: validation and market release of 2500 catalog products (antibodies, peptides, proteins), managed 500 custom services projects/yr (monoclonal and polyclonal antibody production, peptide synthesis, protein expression), implemented and supervised Haz/Mat company compliance as Safety Officer; Marketing & Sales: implemented Technical & Customer Services protocols, managed product portfolio, implemented and managed marketing plan; managed trade show representation and sales force training. From 2003 to 2005 (2 years) Greater San Diego AreaSenior Scientist @ Responsibilities: Managed Cell Biology product line in R&D Department. In charge of the development of new kits, such as the top-seller TransAM™ Kit, a high-throughput technology to monitor transcription factor activation. Managed production, QA/QC, manual and marketing literature writing, technical service calls and trade show company representation. Leader Scientist/Business Development Contact for internal and external collaborations. NIH/SBIR grant writing. Implement and supervise Haz/Mat company compliance as Safety Officer.
Achievements: Develop the initial TransAM™ Kits (10,000 kits sold worldwide in 2 years), the Nuclear Extract Kit, the Nitric Oxide Quantitation Kit, and the Extracts and Antibodies product lines, all related to cell signaling pathways. Awarded 3 NIH/SBIR Phase I grants. From 2000 to 2003 (3 years) Greater San Diego AreaPostdoctoral Fellow @ Jeffrey W. SMITH's lab, Program in Cell Adhesion and Extracellular Matrix Biology. Supervision of 1 Research Assistant and training of graduate students. Awarded 2-years fellowship by California Breast Cancer Research Program. Published 1 peer-reviewed manuscript.
Joseph PARELLO’s lab, Structural Biology. Awarded 1-year fellowship from ARC French Cancer Agency. Published 1 peer-reviewed manuscript. From 1995 to 1999 (4 years) Ph.D. Fellow @ Started new research theme within Daniel Baty's team on recombinant antibody technologies, one of the few teams in France at that time. In collaboration with Immunotech, we cloned genes coding for anti-cortisol scFv and Fab fragments in E.coli and optimized antibody production. The project led eventually to 3D modeling and Antibody Engineering to modulate antigen recognition. From 1990 to 1995 (5 years) Marseille Area, France
Ph.D., Cellular Biology @ University Aix-Marseille II From 1991 to 1994 M.Sc., Cellular Biology @ University Aix-Marseille I From 1990 to 1991 B.Sc., Biochemistry @ University Paris VII From 1987 to 1989 BTS, Clinical Biology @ National School of Chemistry, Physics & Biology, Paris XIII From 1985 to 1987 Hervé Calvez is skilled in: Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Antibody Production, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, ELISA, Protein Purification, Lifesciences, Protein Expression, Antibodies, Cancer, Cell, R&D
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