Laura Iris Ferro

Laura Iris Ferro
  • Laura is Panakes Fund Executive Advisor (biomedical technologies and medical devices)
  • She is President of Bio4Dreams, the first entirely privately owned business nursery in life sciences in Italy.
  • She is Board Member of Molmed S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.
  • She is Board Member of several startups: Newronika, BrainDTech and Wise.
  • She is Board Member of Sorin Group and actively engaged in another business angels association, Italian Angels for Growth
  • She got her MD at University of Milan and then her PhD both in Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology at the same University. She got also a MBA Master (evening session) at Milan’s Bocconi University
  • Psychiatrist in different public structures.
  • She has covered different roles, including Director of Research and Managing Director, in Pharmaceutical Company Crinos SpA (from 2002 Sirton pharmaceuticals SpA).
  • She has been Chairman of Foltene Laboratories (hair care products). The Company has been re-launched and then ceased. She was also Managing Director of Sirton Pharmaceuticals, B- to-B drugs manufacturing Company.
  • Laura founded Gentium Spa, of which she has been Managing Director. She has developed Company’s assets managing the listing on USA capital markets, first at Amex and then at Nasdaq. The Company then was sold to Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
  • She was Chairman of Azienda di Servizi alla Persona Istituti Milanesi Martinitt e Pio Albergo Trivulzio (largest geriatric hospital and nursing home in Italy).
  • She is President of Bio4Dreams, the first entirely privately owned business nursery in life sciences in Italy.
  • She is Board Member of Molmed S.p.A., listed on the Milan Stock Exchange.
  • She is Board Member of several startups: Newronika, BrainDTech and Wise.
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