Skip Sands

In his over 20-year career, Skip has had responsibility for formulating and executing strategies for drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and medical devices with broad global drug development knowledge including medical affairs, clinical trial design, pharmacovigilance, clinical operations, investigator site selection, patient advocacy and product commercialization.

Skip most recently served as the Chief Medical Officer for Selecta Biosciences, a life sciences start-up headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he had responsibility for all clinical activities, including clinical strategy and development of drug candidates, clinical study designs, protocols, and CRO selection.

He held a similar CMO role at Targacept, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company, and at Plasma Surgical, Inc., a medical device company.  Prior to these roles, Skip held senior leadership roles including U.S. Head of R&D for Solvay Pharmaceuticals which was incorporated into Abbott Laboratories/AbbVie, as well as Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals.  Skip started his career in Obstetrics/Gynecology in both the hospital and community setting and is a principal investigator himself.