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Superna Life Sciences, Inc.

Pharma company with two products launching in 2011. Superna continues acquiring market-ready, niche cancer-care products for Canada.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

A specialty pharma company focused on market-ready products for:
(1) Niche Canadian cancer markets,
(2) That are patent-protected with global branding platforms,
(3) In specialized areas with no dominant player,
(4) Which command premium prices,
(5) With a small customer base , and
(6) Where sales at 15-20 cancer centres drive business.
Superna's strives to build and sell by 2017 (goal: $20-30M+ annual sales and exit multiple of 3.5x sal


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    Thomas Vincent D'Orazio

    Pharmaceutical executive with 22 years experience. Has held executive, management team positions at two start-up specialty pharma companies heading up business development and marketing. Spent 10 years in brand management primarily in oncology Spent four years in sales. Past companies include global players like Merck, Pharmacia and Pfizer, and specialty oncology like Immunex, Protox Therapeutics and Sonus Pharmaceuticals.

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    Bruce Clarke
    President and CBO

    A pharmaceutical executive with over 16 years industry experience. Has held positions in sales and market research with Schering-Plough Canada and QLT Inc. A successful entrepreneur who founded and operating Selkirk Consulting for over five years. Selkirk specialized in market research and strategic planning for start-up biotech companies and established pharma companies.

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    Pam Egan
    Senior Director of Finance

    Experienced working for start-up companies in the mining, technology and biotechnology industries. Has 22 years of experience in accounting and finance. Has held positions with RadarSat, Brocade Metals, Amato, and Protox Therapeutics.


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    Hector MacKay-Dunn
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    Mike MacIssaac

Previous Investors

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    Founders have invested
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    Other investors are industry insiders, friends & family, and accredited investors
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    Largest investor is Bob Butchofsky of QLT who is Chairman of the Board