Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Member: Freddie Peyerl

What Do I Do?

I currently work full-time for Boston Strategic Partners, a boutique pharmaceutical / biotech consulting company. In addition, I am one of the five inaugural Fellows of the Colorado Bioentrepreneurship Program (CBP). As part of the program, we are given the opportunity to spend 3 months with the CU Tech Transfer Office, 3 months with Fitzsimons BioBusiness Partners, and 6 months with a local company. For my FBBp and local company rotation, I have had the opportunity to work with Dan Stinchcomb at Inviragen. The CBP has given me the chance to get some hands on experience with some of the issues that start-up ventures encounter. This has been a perfect complement to my work with Boston Strategic Partners, as these clients are typically ‘big pharma’ and ‘big biotech’.


  • Graduate Research – HIV vaccine development in the laboratory of Dr. Norman Letvin
  • Post-doctoral – Protein crystallography and apoptosis in the laboratory of Drs. Kappler and Marrack at National Jewish Medical and Research Center
  • Consulting experience – Lead Boston Strategic Partners writing practice with several years of clinical publication and consulting experience.
Experience in clinical publications include the economic burden of chronic kidney disease, description of a newly developed hepatitis B virus immunoassay, evaluation of a highly sensitive estradiol immunoassay, and assessment of a high-throughput clinical chemistry and immunoassay instrument. Consulting experience includes a gap analysis and long-term strategy recommendations for the molecular diagnostics arm of a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company and a market evaluation of generic injectable oncology therapeutics.

  • Ph.D. Virology, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • BS Biology, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM
Why do I spend my valuable time at BioBeers?

There are 4 reasons, in no particular order:
  1. BioBeers is a an excellent opportunity for me to meet and learn from local entrepreneurs
  2. I primarily work from home and need any excuse to get out of the house and socialize
  3. I like beer
  4. Adam told the CBP Fellows that we didn’t have a choice
My vision of the Colorado life science landscape 2008-2018

I spent 5 years in Boston, a Mecca for biotechnology, and while I realistically don’t foresee Colorado reaching the same level as Boston, I do think it can become a great source of innovation and incubation of new ideas and new companies.

Say Cheese!

LinkedIn profile coming soon

Monday, December 10, 2007

Now That Was Fun!

Wow…BioWest, Christmas Party and BioBeers all rolled into one fun and late evening! Our group grew by leaps and bounds attracting some 40+ folks. It was great to see a wonderful mix of Ph.D. and MBA students, faculty, bio-preneurs, start-up junkies and folks from biotech and pharma rubbing elbows while throwing back a few eggnog’s, why even Santa got in the BioBeers mix! I tried to post some videos from the evening but counsel recommended immediate removal based upon the series of FCC inquiries suggesting obvious infractions of the Telecommunication and Decency Act of 1996.

So we are now pointing the BioBeers ship towards 2008 and looking to nail down our next date and dance with debauchery. At the moment 10 or 11 January, again in Denver, appear to be bubbling to the surface. More on that later…

I’m afraid a few homework items are in order:

  • Be certain to sign up for the BioBeers email list
  • If you attended the December dance and plan a return trip to BioBeers in January please send me ( your profile for posting to this site. Consider it your ticket to paradise, no profile then good luck getting past the bouncers
  • The last thing we need is another url destination where I wax on, let’s make this site a bit more interactive, so…if you attended BioBeers please click on comments below and tell us a bit about your favorite part of BioBeers, BioWest, your start-up or anything else that may come to mind. For the founders consider your comments to be your ticket to paradise, no comment then good luck getting past the bouncers
  • Finally, the February meeting will have a keg of brew brewed especially for BioBeers from a very special member, whose identity shall be unveiled at a later date, so…be certain to look to the left and down and vote for your favorite flavor
Finally many thanks to our most gracious and most favorite sponsors in no particular order: