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Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein joins Quebec’s CQDM Board of Directors

Dr. Raphael Hofstein

Dr. Raphael Hofstein has joined the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) Board of Directors.

MaRS Innovation’s President and CEO, Dr. Raphael (Rafi) Hofstein, was appointed to the Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) Board of Directors on February 18.

CQDM is a Quebec-based not-for profit that funds and supports joint projects in private and biopharmaceutical sectors.

Here’s an excerpt from CQDM’s announcement:

Dr. Hofstein, actively involved in the field of biotechnology, partnerships and technology transfer for over 30 years, greatly contributed to defining Israel as a world leader in biotechnology. In Israel, Dr. Hofstein held various positions including R & D Manager and Chief of Immunochemistry with the International Genetic Scientific Partnership, Scientific Director at Biotechnological Applications Ltd., Scientific Director and Vice-President, Business Development at Ecogen Inc., prior to becoming President of Mindsense Biosystems Ltd., and then founder, President and CEO, and chairman of the Board of Hadasit Ltd.

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Dr. Hofstein was also president of BIOMED, the annual biomedical conference of Israel for many years. He was also co-founder and member of the Israeli Life Sciences Industry Organization and co-founder and executive of Israel’s Tech Transfer Network. Dr. Hofstein now serves on various boards, including Life Sciences Ontario, Clinical Trials Ontario as well as the Organizing Committee of the Public Policy Forum on venture capital and innovation. Dr. Hofstein holds a Ph.D. in the life sciences and chemistry, and completed his postdoctoral studies at the Harvard Medical School.

“We are honored to have Dr. Hofstein’s commitment to our Board. A seasoned entrepreneur in the field of innovation and technology transfer, internationally recognized, Dr. Hofstein will also bring CQDM an extensive knowledge of the Canadian life sciences network,” said Dr. Gosselin.

Read the full announcement on CQDM’s website here.

Posted by Kailee Travis, writer and communications assistant.