Speaker Profile

Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Director, Premaitha Health PLC

Peter Collins is a pharmaceutical business development consultant to a number of Companies. Mr. Collins has a strong entrepreneurial background and has held senior executive roles, including CEO, at a number of early-stage diagnostics and life sciences companies. A seasoned executive in molecular diagnostics with a wealth of experience in strategic leadership, business development and commercialisation, he is currently Chief Business Officer at Premaitha Health. Mr. Collins previously served as VP, Head of Diagnostics at GlaxoSmithKline, where he led GSK’s Diagnostic Nucleus, supporting the diagnostic needs of Clinical Development Programs across all business units. Mr. Collins was formerly VP of Pharma Business Development for QIAGEN, driving the uptake of companion diagnostic programs in multiple partnerships across the pharma industry. Prior to its acquisition by QIAGEN, he was VP Business Development at DxS where he was pivotal in securing key companion diagnostic agreements for KRAS and EGFR. Peter previously served as VP of Marketing and Sales for Vysis Europe (now Abbott Molecular Diagnostics), and is a founder and board member of EPEMED, a European organization dedicated to advancing personalized medicine.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Precision Medicine requires the cooperation of two major stakeholders with distinctly different businesses, Pharmaceutical and Diagnostics, working together to achieve the approval of drugs with diagnostics. Using specific case studies, this session will debate the often “opposing sides” of co-development, with the goal of maximizing communication, understanding and impact for future projects.

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