Lucia Faccio joined Sofinnova Partners in 2018 as Partner for the Sofinnova Telethon Fund, Italy’s first biotechnology fund focused on rare and genetic diseases. Since 2012, she has been Director of Research & Development at Fondazione Telethon, the second largest Italian Foundation dedicated to research. Lucia brings to Sofinnova Partners more than 17 years of experience in business development in life science, with an exceptional track record for identifying projects with strong translational potential, and developing them through solid IP positions, technology transfer, regulatory affairs, and license agreements with industry partners. Previously, Lucia was Director of the Office of Biotechnology Transfer of the San Raffaele Hospital.
Lucia holds a degree in pharmaceutical chemistry from University of Padua (Italy) and obtained a PhD in Biotechnology from University of L’Aquila in association with the Harvard Medical School.