NY State Center for Biotechnology
Anton Xavier is the Assistant Director for Technology and Business Development at the NY State Center for Biotechnology.
In his role at the NY State Center for Biotechnology Anton focuses on the development and implementation of NY centric technology and business development strategies that will increase sponsored research, company formation, strategic alliances, and investment with external partners. Anton also provides oversight to the Center’s business development services and education to entrepreneurial faculty and emerging companies.
Prior to joining the Center for Biotechnology, Anton was with Pfizer where he had duties within the External Science and Innovation group (ES&I) focusing on sourcing, screening, and evaluating early through to late stage (inter)national biopharma ventures, entrepreneurial academic PI technology, private/public/local government funded life science initiatives, and funding vehicles which aligned with Pfizer’s R&D interest for investment and strategic partnerships. Additionally, Anton led efforts within Pfizer R&D from discovery through to late stage development of targeted therapeutics for oncology indications.
Prior to Pfizer, Anton’s experience was within a wider field of bioscience, including regenerative medicine, infectious disease, and cardiovascular biology where he developed multiple therapeutic, platform, and diagnostic innovations for military and industrial needs.
Anton is currently a mentor and adjunct faculty member for early stage life science ventures with E-Lab NYC, ABCT (Accelerator for Biosciences in Connecticut), NSF’s I-Corps program, the British Consulate NYC, Business France, and Cornell / Columbia University, where he provides critical industry based science, strategy, and business development input for bio-venture development.