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Stefano Persiani
Director of Translational Sciences and Pharmacokinetics at Rottapharm Biotech


Dr. Persiani is currently Director of Translational Sciences and Pharmacokinetics at Rottapharm Biotech, Italy. After years working in academia, Dr. Persiani moved to the pharmaceutical industry and CRO sector holding different positions always applying pharmacokinetic approaches in R&D at Farmitalia Carlo Erba, Pharmacia, Upjon, and Zambon Group. His experience within pharmaceutical companies and CROs includes the assessment of pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and drug-drug interactions during drug discovery for lead optimization and in preclinical as well as in clinical pharmacology during drug development. He has experience addressing pharmacokinetic issues for drugs and biologics under development in different therapeutic areas including oncology, respiratory, CNS, anti-infective, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and rheumatology. In these therapeutic areas, he applies translational, PK/PD prediction, and modelling strategies for candidate selection and to obtain the proof of concept of efficacy and safety in preclinical models as well as during clinical trials in the target patient populations. Dr. Persiani regularly interacts with regulatory authorities and acts as peer reviewer of scientific articles in the field of pharmacokinetics and clinical pharmacology.