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Rod Hafner

Senior Vice President Research & Development


Dr Rod Hafner joined Circassia on 1 March 2007 and became Senior Vice President of Research & Development and a Director on 10 March 2008. Rod has many years of experience at a senior level in the life sciences industry and is a named inventor on numerous granted patents and patent applications. Before joining Circassia, he led the UK operating company of the Scandinavian drug delivery business, OptiNose AS (now OptiNose US Inc.) and prior to that was Director of Programme Management and Vice President of Research & Development Portfolio Management at PowderJect. Other roles have included Head of Project Management at Cortecs International Limited and positions at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Pfizer) and The Procter & Gamble Company.

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Rod has led Circassia’s research and development function since joining in 2007. He has a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Edinburgh University and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge.

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