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James Hattersley

SVP, Corporate Business Development at Iota Biosciences

James E. Hattersley currently serves as SVP, Corporate Business Development at Iota Biosciences based in northern California.  Primary focus is the development and commercialization of its Neural Dust technology platform comprised of vanishingly small bioelectronic devices that can operate deep inside the body to sense and modulate activity of nerves and organ systems.

Before Iota, James served as VP of Business Development at Santen (ophthalmology) which was preceded by appointment as SVP Business Development at Adherium - a global digital health adherence outcomes organization directly responsible for establishing Adherium's operational site and business strategy in North America in 2016.  Prior to Adherium, Mr. Hattersley held the position of Vice President of Business Development at Nektar Therapeutics accountable for business development, corporate strategic alliances, alliance management, and commercial partnerships for late stage clinical assets in oncology, ophthalmology, and pain management.  Before Nektar, James served for several years as Vice President of Business Development at Sun Pharmaceutical Industries directly responsible for acquisitions and strategic partnerships in North America, and out-licensing of oncology, ophthalmology, CNS, and respiratory opportunities in Japan territory.

Mr. Hattersley has over 25 years of successful leadership experience in life sciences, with a proven track record of identifying and executing deals of significant value.  During the course of his career James has successfully completed numerous revenue-generating transactions involving SMid and Large biotech/pharma organizations.  Mr. Hattersley earned graduate and undergraduate academic degrees in biochemistry and neurobiology, respectively, from the University of California.  In addition, James successfully completed post-graduate executive program in financial analytics at University of Chicago GSB.

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