Lauren Otsuki

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Otsuki has over 25 years experience in biotechnology product development and commercialization as well as specific expertise in the pre-clinical programs. Over the last 15 years, Ms. Otsuki has founded and managed 6 successful biotech firms including Selexagen Therapeutics, Kanisa Pharmaceuticals, Alastin Skincare, Oncternal Therapeutics, NovaCardia and Dexcom.  In her roles, she has had responsibility for research operations and CMC operations in an environment that utilized many diverse contract research organizations as well as key internal resources. Prior to that Ms. Otsuki held a number of positions (VP of Operations, VP of International, Director of Business Development, Director of Manufacturing, Director of Process Development) at Quidel Corporation, an in vitro diagnostics company.