Lana Janes

Venture Partner, adMare BioInnovations; CEO Abdera Therapeutics

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Vancouver

Stream: Biomedical Engineering

Lana Janes is a biopharmaceutical industry veteran with 20+ years of pharmaceutical development experience that spans the full life cycle of therapeutic product development. She is currently a Venture Partner at adMare Biosciences where she is focused on identifying compelling areas of strategic commercial opportunity, and driving the creation and acceleration of new companies. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property and Technology Development and Chief Patent Officer at QLT Inc. (now Novelion Therapeutics Inc.) where she led all aspects of clinical development and IP strategy for the company’s therapeutic pipeline. She has also served as COO of Retinagenix Therapeutics (Seattle). Earlier in her career, Lana worked as a registered Canadian and US patent agent at Ogilvy Renault LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright), and at Roche Pharmaceuticals in Basel, CH, where she focused on the strategic IP and regulatory protection for therapeutic products. Lana is a received her A.B. in Chemistry with honors from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in biological organic chemistry from McGill University, where she also conducted post-doctoral work.