Ira Smith

Director of Venture Investments
Pandect BioVentures

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Ira J. Smith, Ph.D. is Director of Venture Investments at Pandect Bioventures, a healthcare venture capital firm supporting early-stage biotech and pharma companies. Ira has five years of experience in Life Science Business Development and Venture Capital, and currently manages Pandect’s deal flow, leads team investment evaluations, and has himself analyzed more than five hundred early-stage therapeutics companies. Prior to roles in BD and VC, Ira was a Senior Scientist at Rigel Pharmaceuticals where he led a basic research/preclinical drug discovery team and directed a Pharma/Academia Innovation Program. Ira earned a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology from the University of Florida, and completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Venture Summit | West 2019

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