ST. LOUIS (October 25, 2017)
ST. LOUIS, MO (Oct. 25, 2017)—RiverVest Venture Partners announced today that Ronald T. Borchardt, Ph.D. and Jared Rutter, Ph.D. have joined the life science venture capital firm’s Scientific Advisory Board. Comprised of leaders in medical research, RiverVest’s Scientific Advisory Board provides expert guidance to the venture firm as it identifies and invests in promising biopharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Dr. Borchardt is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas-Lawrence. Borchardt’s contributions to the development and validation of cell cultures for studying drug transport across the intestinal mucosa and the blood-brain barrier have been particularly significant. His pioneering work led to the introduction of a cell culture model now widely used by scientists in pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies and in academic and government laboratories worldwide.