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Dave Backer, MBA 

Senior Vice President
Commercial Development at BaseCamp

About Dave

Dave BackerDave Backer has more than 20 years of experience in the cell and gene therapy industry.

Prior to ElevateBio, Dave was the founder and President of Molecular Medicine BioServices, a contract manufacturing organization based in Carlsbad, CA.  The company was sold to Sigma Aldrich in 2007 and is now part of MilliporeSigma.  Dave expanded his focus from viral vector manufacturing into gene editing and cell therapy manufacturing while at MilliporeSigma as the head of Commercial Development for the Company’s Gene Editing and Novel Modalities business.  Dave’s work prior to moving into the cell and gene therapy field included stints in research, sales, and marketing with Abbott Labs and Boehringer Mannheim.

Education & Accomplishments
Dave has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.  Dave has a special incentive to support cell and gene therapy as his daughter has Rett Syndrome, a rare neurologic disorder that affects primarily girls. 

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