Professional experience

Clarissa Ceruti is a professional with more than 15 years of experience in technology transfer working both in the US and Italy.

Clarissa received a MS in Organic Chemistry at the University of Torino (Italy), a PhD in Biochemistry at the Medical School in Torino, Italy, and an MBA from Simmons College, Boston, MA.

Upon receiving her MBA, she worked with Prof. Gary Pisano and Henry Chesbrough at Harvard Business School, and with Prof. F Murray at the MIT Sloan School of Management studying different aspects of the biotech industry and its relationship with pharma companies. That experience made her realized how important is to understand the business aspects of science.

Since 2007 she has been working in technology transfer first at the University of Pennsylvania and then The Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, and more recently at the Bioindustry Park, Ivrea, Torino. In her role, she has managed and evaluated a portfolio of technologies negotiating license agreements, industry-sponsored research agreements, and option agreements.

At Bugnion, she is currently a Consultant in Tech Transfer and her expertise relates to:

1) evaluating and assessing the patentability and commercial potential of invention disclosures, including the identification of corporate partners and negotiation of agreements;

2) identifying strategic collaborators and complementary technological application(s) to in-license;

3) evaluating life science assets, competition, and economic trends and factors affecting their economic value;

4) performing market research and competitive analysis of risks and opportunities of life science assets;

5) drafting marketing material (in English), and planning marketing campaigns to promote the licensing of assets.