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Dr. Roozbeh Ghodratnama, PhD.

Director of Invitrx EMEA

Dr. Roozbeh Ghodratnama, PhD Biomedicine is a biotechnologist by training, earned a BSc in Biotechnology from Shiraz University and a MSc in Genetic Engineering from National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Tehran. As a post-graduate, he set up the molecular biology lab of a leading stem cell research institute where he was working on gene expression profiling of embryonic and adult stem cells. He continued his education in medical biotechnology by earning a second Master of Science in Stem Cell Technology and a PhD in biomedicine focusing on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine from the UK. During his PhD, he did an internship at the technology transfer office at the University of Nottingham. He also earned the Certificate of
Corporate Finance from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

He worked as a biomedical science commercialisation expert over the past 10 years in different positions internationally. As market access expert in London supporting the market entry of innovative biomedical products to the UK, followed up by the setting up the middle east operation of a German biomedical company in Dubai. He moved to Hamburg, Germany and worked as an innovation and regulatory affairs manager focusing on the global commercialisation of a combination product for wound healing. As a commercialisation expert, he advises SMEs on the commercialisation and market entry of innovative products and worked as the interim CFO of a cell therapy company responsible for raising 2.5 million EUR as a seed fund.