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

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