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Keith Lenden

Vice President, Product & Business Development at
Healthcare
Fundacao OsWaldo Cruz
American Samoa

Biography

 Keith Lenden is currently the Vice President of Product and Business Development at Maxygen where he’s building a public-private partnership with the US Government to develop medical countermeasures against radiological or nuclear attack. As an entrepreneur, Keith is a Co-Founder of two biotechnology companies – Abide Therapeutics and Receptos – and is a Kauffman Fellow. Previously as head of business development at Genteric and Acologix, Keith led development teams on both small and large molecule programs and completed multiple partnership transactions. Keith started his career in biotechnology at LEK Consulting working on product and corporate strategy, marketing, business development and M&A project teams. Keith is an active member and on the faculty of the Licensing Executives Society and has worked with both the Business Development Committee and BioDefense Working Group of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. He is also a Certified Licensing Professional.Keith earned an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and was a Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Venture Capital Fellow. Keith has since taught an MBA level course at Haas on Corporate Development and M&A. Keith also studied engineering at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School. Keith is a Founding Director of the Kaiser Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that makes micro-scholarships to Dartmouth undergraduates. Keith is married with two daughters and enjoys live music, hiking, running and playing golf.

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 Keith Lenden is currently the Vice President of Product and Business Development at Maxygen where he’s building a public-private partnership with the US Government to develop medical countermeasures against radiological or nuclear attack. As an entrepreneur, Keith is a Co-Founder of two biotechnology companies – Abide Therapeutics and Receptos – and is a Kauffman Fellow. Previously as head of business development at Genteric and Acologix, Keith led development teams on both small and large molecule programs and completed multiple partnership transactions. Keith started his career in biotechnology at LEK Consulting working on product and corporate strategy, marketing, business development and M&A project teams. Keith is an active member and on the faculty of the Licensing Executives Society and has worked with both the Business Development Committee and BioDefense Working Group of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. He is also a Certified Licensing Professional.Keith earned an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and was a Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies Venture Capital Fellow. Keith has since taught an MBA level course at Haas on Corporate Development and M&A. Keith also studied engineering at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School. Keith is a Founding Director of the Kaiser Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that makes micro-scholarships to Dartmouth undergraduates. Keith is married with two daughters and enjoys live music, hiking, running and playing golf.

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