Paola Pozzi

Partner, Sofinnova Telethon Fund


Paola Pozzi joined Sofinnova Partners in 2018 as Partner for the Sofinnova Telethon Fund, Italy’s first biotechnology fund focused on rare and genetic diseases. Prior to that, she was Head of the Office of Biotechnology Transfer of Ospedale San Raffaele, an internationally renowned research university hospital based in Milan. For the past 14 years, Paola actively promoted and contributed to scouting, protecting and licensing IP, including through the incorporation of start-ups.  Prior to that, she spent over 2 years working at The National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, US), studying neurobiology using RNA interference.

Paola holds a degree in pharmaceutical biotechnology from the University of Milan (Italy) and a Master in Intellectual Property Law from the Just Legal Services, a legal training school in Milan (Italy).