Chris Coburn

Chris Coburn is Chief Innovation Officer, Partners HealthCare System and President, Partners HealthCare International. Partners consists of Harvard University affiliates Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, and McLean Hospital. Partners is the nation’s largest academic research enterprise with over $13 billion in annual revenue, 1.5 million patient visits and $1.8…

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Trung Do

Trung is Vice President of Business Development at Partners HealthCare, where he has overall responsibility leading Partners efforts to grow its commercial and international portfolios. Trung’s background includes more than fifteen years experience in strategy, business development, management consulting, and operations. Prior to Partners, he served as the Director of Operations at PharMetrics, a venture-backed…

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Roger Kitterman

Roger is Vice President, Venture and Managing Partner of the Partners Innovation Fund. In this role, he leads the Innovation Fund and Licensing teams. Roger also serves as Executive Director of the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center, an NHLBI funded program to develop technologies in the areas of heart, lung, blood, and sleep. Roger has been…

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Patrick Fortune

Prior to Partners, Pat served as Senior General Manager, Portfolio and Commercial Transactions at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Pat also served as a member of the Clinic’s Innovations Advisory Board for 7 years prior to that. Previously, Dr. Fortune was a venture capitalist and a Partner at Boston Millennia Partners, where he successfully invested in early…

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Mike Band

Mike focuses on supporting the commercialization of Partners assets in the genetics space, developing partnerships with companies in the molecular diagnostics market, and pursuing industry collaborations to support the development of new Partners-wide programs in personalized medicine. Before joining Partners, Mike managed the Vascular Biology Laboratory at the Tufts University Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. Mike…

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Jen Banti

As a Systems Specialist, Jen’s primary responsibilities include the management and administration of the IP Portfolio system, reporting, analysis and training. She works closely with business users in maximizing the use of the system to support business needs and operational standards to help facilitate efficiencies and data integrity. Jennifer holds a BS from Rhode Island…

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Seema Basu

As Market Sector Leader, Seema Basu, PhD, directs the strategy for open innovation and strategic research collaborations. She leads a team responsible for enabling strategic corporate alliances and new initiatives, such as the Innovation Fellows Program for career development and collaboration with industry.  The team also manages licensing and partnering of IP portfolios from Regenerative…

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Andrea Belanger

Andrea is responsible for managing and licensing medical imaging technologies from the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH. Prior to joining Partners, she was a Licensing Associate at The University of Texas at Dallas where she managed technologies in the fields of electrical engineering, robotics, materials, and medical devices. She received a BS in physics…

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Chris Beares

As Associate Director Chris is responsible for the Transactional Affairs Group.  In this role he manages a team of attorneys focused on the negotiation of material transfer agreements, human tissue transfer agreements, confidential disclosure agreements and data use agreements amongst others. In addition to working for Innovation, Chris maintains a private law practice. Chris holds…

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Carl Berke

Carl’s career has spanned over 25 years in the practice and management of innovation to bring new technologies from lab to market. As a bench scientist and R&D director, he worked at Polaroid Corporation and Hygeia Sciences in the development of photographic and clinical products for both consumer and professional markets – he is an…

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Kris Betres

As Director of Contracts and Negotiations, Kris enables the rapid execution of Partners technology based agreements with industry partners. Her daily focus is on ensuring the success of these industry relationships with her diligence. Kris’s depth of transaction oriented legal experience includes nearly 15 years at Partners, as well as, serving in the legal division…

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Ron Blackman

Ron is a Senior Project Manager focusing on novel therapeutics at the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC). He has held leadership roles for the past 25 years in biotech and academia. Before coming to B-BIC, Ron was Head of R&D at OvaScience developing new technologies to improve success rates in the IVF clinic. Prior to…

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