Rick Panicucci, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of CMC
Rick Panicucci, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President of CMC at Navire Pharma, an affiliate company of BridgeBio. Prior to joining BridgeBio, Rick served as VP of Pharmaceutical Development Services at WuXi STA, where he provided scientific leadership in formulation development and GMP manufacturing. From 2004 to 2015, Rick was Global Head of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Profiling (CPP) at Novartis. His responsibilities included analytics, solid state chemistry, and formulation development for all small molecule therapeutics. He also helped develop novel drug delivery technologies for small molecules and large molecules including oligonucleotides. Rick has also led R&D groups at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Symbollon Pharmaceuticals, Biogen, and Bausch & Lomb. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Toronto and did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara.