Ethan Byler, Hermann Hauser, Mary Archer, Ramond Bonner, Edward Poplawski, Monica Kreuger, Lanis Anthony, Chad Blenkin, Keith Brown, Susan Gorges, James Mason, Georgette Nocolas, Cherylynn Walters, Susan Zwarych
Pa. Biotech Center of Bucks County Names New Director of Biotech Development
Ethan Byler has joined the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County, a translational research center, as its director of biotechnology development. His activities will include new business development, technology transfer, coordination of activities within the state economic development Keystone Innovation Zone, and working with the Regional Biotechnology Council, which supports biotech entrepreneurs in the Southeastern Pennsylvania counties of Chester, Montgomery, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Bucks.
Byler joins the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center from New Economy Strategies, a Washington, DC, consulting company focused on technology-based economic development. His activities there included management of regional innovation and growth projects; initiatives focusing on capital formation and entrepreneurship; rural economic development and the design of administration-led interventions in technology; and innovation-based economic development.
Byler has worked on tech-based economic development strategies in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Mexico, Alabama, Kentucky, Connecticut, Utah, North Carolina, Michigan, and Colorado; as well as a number of advanced technical assistance engagements to the US Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development, or WIRED, program.
Earlier, Byler served as an analyst with federal funding programs for the regional economic development organization Innovation Philadelphia. There, he provided technical support on grant applications, business plans, and the presentation materials of early-stage companies attempting to secure financing through private investment or Small Business Innovation Research grants.
Byler, a Doylestown, Pa., resident, holds a masters degree in government administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania; and a bachelors degree from the University of Charleston.
Hermann Hauser becomes new Chairman of East of England Stem Cell Network
Hermann Hauser, a co-founder of the Cambridge, UK-based venture capital firm Amadeus Capital Partners, has been named chairman of the East of England Stem Cell Network. EESCN focuses on ensuring that the East of England generates medicines and other benefits from stem cell science.
Hauser succeeds Mary Archer, chairman of Addenbrooke’s Cambridge University Hospitals National Health Service Trust, who steered the network from a government-funded initiative in 2004 to a private, not-for-profit company with over 500 members. Archer will remain active in the network as a member of its steering group.
Hauser co-founded Amadeus in 1997 with Anne Glover and Peter Wynn. During his years as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, he has founded or co-founded two life sciences companies, IQ Bio and SynGenix; among eight tech-based businesses.
At Amadeus, Hauser has been a non-executive director of several investee companies. He was a non-executive director of Solexa, a developer of ultra-high throughput DNA sequencing technology that was acquired by Illumina in 2007; and Plastic Logic, which has developed a process for producing flexible plastic transistors for use in computer displays.
Hauser holds an MA in physics from Vienna University and a PhD in physics from the Cavendish Laboratory at King's College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
Hauser holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Bath, Loughborough, and from Anglia Polytechnic, and was awarded an Honorary CBE for “innovative service to the UK enterprise sector” in 2001. In 2004, he was made a member of the Government’s Council for Science & Technology.
Sidley Austin Adds Two Executive Committee Members With Life Sciences Experience
The law firm Sidley Austin has added to its executive committee two new members with experience in the life sciences, bringing its number to 49 members:
Saskatchewan Entrepreneurship Council Names Nine Members
Nine members of the Saskatchewan Entrepreneurship Council, one of several councils operating under the new economic development agency, Enterprise Saskatchewan, were announced last week. The council will advise Enterprise Saskatchewan on issues that encourage or deter people from becoming entrepreneurs in the province.
The council’s members: