Patrick has nearly thirty years of experience in the biotechnology industry including corporate development, licensing, partnering, acquisition and financing through his various roles in executive leadership.
As President and CEO of Lykan, Patrick is responsible for driving dynamic growth of the company, developing infrastructure and efficiencies and ensuring successful execution and delivery to our clients.
Prior to joining Lykan, Patrick spent 19 years at Pfenex Inc., which began with the spin out of the novel protein production platform from The Dow Chemical Company into a stand-alone biotechnology company. Patrick played an instrumental role in the development of Pfenex’s initial strategy and evolving that strategy over time to derive greater value from the platform. Pfenex successfully completed an initial public offering in 2014 and received their first FDA product approval in 2019. Patrick and his team built the diverse Pfenex portfolio through licensing, development agreements and partnerships, which ultimately led to the acquisition of the company by Ligand Pharmaceuticals in 2020.
Previously, Patrick held various roles in business development, operations, QC, validation and capital project management at Repligen Corporation, Celltech Biologics, Lonza Biologics and Collaborative BioAlliance.