Sealed BioBusiness Consulting was founded in 2006 by Dr. Erik Wade, a scouting and business development expert with many years of experience in scientific and business development positions with Grünenthal GmbH.

Erik has a considerable experience in finding and leading outsourcing, partnering and business development projects. He is a consensus builder with experience in leading diverse teams of scientific, legal, patent and business experts in German or English. His network of contacts extends into the pharmaceutical, biotech and supporting industries as well as universities and technology transfer organizations.

Erik conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Genetics, Research Centre Karlsruhe and holds a Ph.D. (1994) in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego.

Erik Wade, PhD
Contact Information

Erik J. Wade, Ph.D
Winzerweg 23
79576 Weil am Rhein

Phone: +49 (7621) 583 0941
Mobile : +49 (172) 768 8329
Skype : erik.wade
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Special Expertise:
  • Scouting and Project Evaluation
  • Assessment of Intellectual Property
  • Indications: Pain, CNS, Immunology, Inflammation, Cancer, Infectious Diseases
  • Business Development & Licensing
  • Preclinical Strategy Development
  • Due Diligence
  • Negotiation and Deal Closing Assistance
  • Research Alliance Management
  • Scientific Writing
Deal Experience:
  • In & out-licensing
  • R&D collaboration agreements (e.g. High-Throughput Screening)
  • Drug target in-licensing from universities and companies
  • Knock-out animal model in-licensing
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