Today's life science industry is changing rapidly. Overcoming endless evolving challenges is crucial to success for all businesses large and small. Small and medium-sized biotech companies are creative, efficient, energetic, and flexible. However, they are often challenged by limited resources. These can become barriers, impeding continuous growth and greater success. Large corporations need to find new growth opportunities to foster innovation and increase efficiency. Life Science Quest, with our experience and resources across a broad spectrum of fields in health care, life sciences, and innovation, provides high quality, results-oriented services to help businesses overcome barriers and maximize their potential.
By engaging our high quality services, Life Science Quest helps businesses to promote innovative technology, unlock global market potential, and empowers their overall growth.
Life Science Quest founder Ruobing Xia oversees global strategy, business development, and commercial operations. An accomplished marketer, business development professional, and entrepreneur with extensive global experience, Ruobing co-founded several startups where she is responsible for global strategy, business development, and commercial operations. Previously, she had a progressive career with Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim where she managed hundred million dollar product launches and promotional budgets, developed sales and marketing strategies, and generated licensing deals. This was supported by her earlier career in foreign trade, international banking, finance, and venture development. Ruobing holds Masters degrees in International Affairs (finance) from Columbia University in New York City and Business Administration (MBA) from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Cici is well acquainted with the challenges of Western firms looking to enter Chinese markets, having academic and professional experience in both cultures. She launched several businesses on her own and she has advised several companies seeking to enter China. Her expertise allows her to provide guidance navigating public grants, securing investment, launching new ventures, and evaluating business plans. Cici was born and raised in Beijing, where she finished her undergraduate degree in Logistics. She then moved to New York City where she continued her education and obtained her MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Finance at Pace University. Next to her entrepreneurial activities, Cici is also a seasoned finance professional with experiences at several global financial institutions such as UBS and State Street.
Marc is an advisor to Life Science Quest, specializing in helping European businesses enter Chinese markets and in developing other relationships like identifying manufacturing sites or securing investment. Marc currently works as an innovation manager at National Grid where he leads disruptive innovation projects in the energy and sustainability sectors. He previously worked in corporate strategy and operational excellence at Liberty Mutual and Citizens Bank. Marc hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics from Pace University in New York City and a Masters degree in innovation from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He is a Swiss citizen and a native German speaker; he is also fluent in Mandarin.
Dr. Wolfgang Renz has been a leader for startups and corporations over the last two decades, delivering significant commercial successes by identifying and exploiting new business opportunities across the health care industry. Dr. Renz is former Corporate Vice President at Boehringer Ingelheim GMBH, where he had global responsibility for new business models and healthcare innovation. His unique combination of medical expertise -- he is Adjunct Professor of Experimental Surgery on McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine -- with global business acumen enable Dr. Renz to be effective in leadingM&A opportunities in pharmaceutical industry, and in driving the growth of new health care businesses.
Joy Gupta is a consultant and subject matter expert in Market Research and Competitive Intelligence. With over 30 years global experience in Life Sciences and Consumer Packaged Goods, Joy has covered the gamut of commercial analytics supporting new drug launches, pipeline evaluations, branding, communications, and business planning. From 1982 until 2002 he held progressively important leadership positions with Procter & Gamble and other global Fortune 500 companies. In 2002, he founded his own consulting practice and worked with reputed firms including Boehringer-Ingelheim and Fresenius-Kabi. More recently, he has been involved with several startups. Joy typically engages in hands-on work with cross-functional teams and senior management. He provides analytic leadership culled from experience working with multiple healthcare stakeholders across office- and hospital-based care settings. Joy has also directed industry studies on important contemporary topics such as orphan drugs and managing big data, and frequently brings this knowledge into his assignments. Joy has presented papers at several conferences. He holds an MBA from India. He lives in New York City.
Dr. Pion is a pioneer in telemedicine and tele-health. He is a physician, visionary, and business leader that combines a practitioner's perspective with healthcare industry expertise and corporate experience to provide assistance and wisdom to innovative companies. He draws upon significant experience in leadership roles in both public and private healthcare companies. He has a notable record of developing companies and defining business strategies that break down barriers and provide quality patient services. Dr. Pion began his career in academics, serving on the faculty of the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii. Having recognized at an early stage the benefits technology and new media bring to the practice of medicine, he became a pioneer in the area of medical telecommunications and has worked in that area for more than 30 years. He served as a full-time medical correspondent for KNBC television in Los Angeles prior to founding the Hospital Satellite Network, the nation's first daily satellite-delivered television service providing programming for hospital-based health professionals and patients. He is a Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Pion graduated from New York University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa) and New York Medical College (M.D., Alpha Omega Alpha).
Toni Rinow is a catalyst for growth and expansion and is well known for accelerating revenue streams through acquisitions, corporate development, sales and marketing, and financing. With a proven track record of success in international corporate development and the sales and financing of companies in the healthcare market, Toni is quickly becoming a recognized thought leader in healthcare innovation, convergence, and health/IT investments. Focusing on strategic growth, Toni is that rare C-level executive with blended business expertise and science and engineering brainpower. In addition to her MBA from McGill University, she holds a doctorate in physical chemistry from the Université de Montréal (Ph.D), and a chemical engineering degree from the European Higher Institute of Chemistry in Strasbourg, France. Her professional career has included leadership roles in both public and private pharmaceutical and healthcare organizations, where she spearheaded acquisitions across Canada, Latin America, and India, and supported the transition of two biotechnology companies to an initial public offering at the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Edward A. Taub, M.D. is called "America's Wellness Medical Doctor" because he inspires and empowers children and adults to help determine their own health destiny with his Wellness Vaccination. Dr. Taub founded Integrative Medicine as a blend of modern scientific medicine with Oriental traditions of healing enshrined in the principles of Yin and Yang in order to encourage the steady flow of Life Energy: Chi. His Wellness Vaccination leads to molecular wellness -- a state of physical, mental, and spiritual balance in which the power of Chi flows freely to nourish and nurture our entire being.
After receiving his MD degree in 1963 from the Upstate Medical Center in New York, Dr. Taub served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. He completed his Pediatric residency at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Hospital. He helped pioneer the wellness movement by presenting his research with patients to the National Academy Of Sciences. Thereafter, he served as the first Wellness Medical Director for major hospitals in the United States. He also designed and served as the National Spokesperson for the American Medical Association's successful "Wellness Vaccination Stop Smoking Campaign."
Dr. Taub has authored eight books, including one made into a PBS TV special and another co-authored with Nobel Laureate, Ferid Murad, M.D., and David Oliphant, which was published by the prestigious World Almanac.His goal is inspiring and empowering individuals to take the necessary steps to live healthier and happier lives by via Nobel Prize winning science. He regularly lectures and presents seminars for medical scientists and the general public. He has been featured on CNN, "Good Morning America", the "CBS Good Morning Show", and the "Today Show". Also, as QVC Television's Wellness Medical Doctor, he created the world's largest Wellness Medical practice based on his constant message to over 100 million homes: "Health is primarily determined by our own personal responsibility, self-value, and reverence for life."