EnBiotix was founded in 2012 by a consortium accumulating world-class expertise in biomedical innovation, transactions, drug discovery, and formulation
Boston University is a global leader in Biomedical Research and Innovation. Through its Office of Technology Development, BU encourages, educates, and enables the Boston University community to bring their inventions from the lab to the clinic and beyond.
Apeiron Partners, LLC
Apeiron Partners is a U.S. FINRA-registered transaction advisory boutique and NewCo founder focused exclusively on the life sciences industry. Since 2000, Apeiron has formed companies and finalized deals which today approach $1.5 billion in combined market cap and deal value. In the majority of cases, Apeiron has either been either sell-side advisor or NewCo originator. Apeiron has originated and closed transactions throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia and in several emerging markets as the principal deal/NewCo architect and “front-line” negotiator, integrating a very significant amount of R & D, corporate, financial, organizational and corporate partnering strategy and focus in its work.
James J. Collins, Ph.D.
James J. Collins is the Henri Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT. He is also a Core Founding Faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. His research group works in synthetic biology and systems biology, with a particular focus on using network biology approaches to study antibiotic action, bacterial defense mechanisms, and the emergence of resistance. Professor Collins’ patented technologies have been licensed by over 25 biotech, pharma and medical devices companies, and he has helped to launched a number of companies, including Sample6 Technologies, Synlogic and EnBiotix. He has received numerous awards and honors, including a Rhodes Scholarship, a MacArthur “Genius” Award, an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, as well as several teaching awards. Professor Collins is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, as well as a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.