General Partner of BioMed Venture Capital partners, Basel, Switzerland
Dr. Gerhard Ries is Founder of the LifeCare Venture Partners. Before that, he was a co-founder of BioMedInvest/BioMedCredit and has a strong background in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consulting industry.
Previously, Dr. Ries was Partner at InterPharmaLink, a management consulting company, specializing on product portfolio- and supply chain optimization for large Pharma organizations. He has several years of working experience as project manager at McKinsey & Co. focusing on Pharma and Life Science companies. Dr. Ries was business development manager at Novartis responsible for licensing opportunities in the Biotech sector.
Dr. Ries holds a M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Basel and a diploma in Biotechnology from the Fachhochschule Weihenstephan.
He has several years of research experience in the Pharma/Biotech sector gathered at Ciba Geigy, Boehringer Mannheim, Harvard Medical School and Max Planck-Institute for Biochemistry.