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Arash Hanifi

Executive Director, Strategic Innovation Alliances

Arash leads efforts to develop collaborative relationships between GHI portfolio companies and Merck. Prior to joining Merck, Arash was the Director of Business Development for Sanvize Consulting, Co-founder/Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Plasmatech, and the Co-founder/Vice President of Operations and Strategy for Spanda Biomedical. Arash has PhDs in Biomaterials and Bioengineering and completed his MBA at the Wharton School with highest honors as a Palmer Scholar.