beenext: scientific and management board

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In beenext, prof. Franco Dosio is in charge of pharmaceutical technology studies in veterinary and human health projects.

Franco Dosio was born in Turin, Italy in 1958 and received the degree in Chemistry at Turin University in 1983 with first class honours. Immediately after, he began his research work at the Applied Pharmaceutical Chemistry Institute of the University of Torino (UniTO). Since 2000, as Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Technology is carrying his research at the Dept. of Science and Drug Technology (DSTF) of UniTO.

Main research topic: delivery and the targeting of drugs or biologically active proteins as anticancer agents. In the period 1995-1997 he was a recipient of grants from Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro (AIRC) for the project entitled "Targeting of drugs using monoclonal antibodies and liposomes". During the late '90 started a study on the use of nanospheres or immuno-nanospheres as antitumoural agents. In the period 1996 - 2000 he was involved in clinical trials for the development of new formulation of the anticancer drug paclitaxel (both in injectable oily solution and in albumin nanoparticles - Abraxane) administered into hepatic artery for the treatment of hepatic cancer. These trials were performed in ITM and hospitals. In collaboration with the Istituto Tumori di Milano (ITM) he was involved in a study of targeting of toxins with monoclonal antibodies (immunotoxins). Later, with the ITM and the pharmaceutical company Menarini (Biosud Research) he participated in an IMI project on the development of new ITs of clinical relevance. Then he was involved in a research program on liposomes and immunoliposomes loaded with antitumoral drugs. In 2004 he was involved as Research partner in a project financed by Cystic Fibrosis Italian Society entitled "Dissection of folding/defolding processes in CFTR and deltaF508-CFTR cells. Use of disarmed toxins to target chaperones and assist refolding and expression of deltaF508-CFTR”. In 2006 he was involved, as a UdR Responsible in a financed national project entitled "Synthesis of polymers and formulation studies for the preparation of nanoparticles for drug delivery". Since 2011 he is collaborating with Université de Paris - Sud, Chatenay-Malabry contributing in the project 'squalene-based prodrug' awarded of European Inventor Award 2013 in the category Research.
At the present, being involved with many collaboration with pharmaceutical industries (
Bracco, RBM, UCB, GiPharma, GE-Sorin), he is in scientific advisory board of Oncomatryx Biopharma S.L.

Educational roles inside DSTF. Currently Director of DSTF Master course title: “Pharmaceutical technology and regulatory affairs”. Inside the teaching DSTF offer, he is coordinating Master Thesis and Stages on GxP e Quality assurance themes.

In the 2013, he cofound
beenext, where since then is involved in pharmaceutical technology studies in veterinary and human health projects.

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In beenext, dr. Marco L. Lolli is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with responsibility also of the Drug Design related projects as well as the SME involvement inside the design of innovative scientific glassware (arachno,™ project) fields.

Since his MD in Chemistry at the
University of Milan (Italy), Marco L. Lolli has been trained by several years of research in Medicinal Chemistry in some excellent laboratories both national (Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri" Milano, Italy) and international (Tutor Donald T. Witiak;  College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA and at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, USA). Starting in 1990 his career in industrial SME world (Bracco S.p.a, Milano, Italy), where as senior scientist he covered the Team Leader position, in the 1996 he moved back to academia where he become Assistant Professor in Medicinal Chemistry, first at Faculty of Pharmacy of Novara (UniPO) then at the Dept. of Science and Drug Technologies (DSTF, UniTO). In recent years, he has been visiting scientist in important national and international academic institutions as University of Copenhagen (DK), University of Bradford (UK), University of Lund (S), The Scripps Institute (La Jolla, USA), University of Siena (IT), University of Pisa (IT), Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA) at La Paz (Bolivia), …

In the 2012 he cofund the DSTF's MEDSynth group (, where he follow his drug design research interests directed in the development of small molecules active on neglected diseases (Malaria, Leishmaniasis, ….) and cancer. In recent years, MEDSynth has been well funded inside both European (7FP-SME 2013 (TAKTIC project, from TrAnslational Kinase Tumour Inhibitor discovery Consortium, funded by EU with 1.149.000 Euro / 24 months)) as well as Italian (San Paolo 2014 (STRIGOTOOl project) and PRIN 2015 (MOOD project)) programs. In each of these occasions, Marco Lolli project role was the coordination of the Medicinal Chemistry unit supporting the Drug Design part. So far he supervised 3 PostDocs, 5 PhD students and 52 Master students.

In the falls
2013, as cofounder, he became CEO of beenext, born with the purpose to move that discovered/designed during the MEDsynth - DSTF academic experience into the Drug Design market.

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In beenext, dr. Simona Oilaro Bosso is in charge of biochemistry related issue inside the human health projects.

Simonetta Oliaro Bosso MS HS PhD, as Assistant professor in Biochemistry at DSTF, own almost twenty years experience in Biochemistry. This work is usually done in close collaboration with the MedChem units. Holding a MD in Chemistry and Drug Technologies (CTF, 1996) at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Turin, in 1999 hold a Specialization at Hospital School of the University of Milano. She obtained her PhD in Bio-Chemical Sciences at the University of Turin in 2001. She improved his training also by PhD experience at Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University di Houston (Texas – USA) under the guidance of prof. Seiichi Matsuda. Since 2008, she is Assistant Professor in Biochemistry at Department of Science and Drug Technology (DSTF) of the University of Turin (UNITO). Her scientific work has culminated in more than 21 original articles in peer reviewed journals and more than 26 presentations at scientific meetings.born in Turin, Italy in 1958 and received the degree in Chemistry at Turin University in 1983 with first class honours. Immediately after, he began his research work at the Applied Pharmaceutical Chemistry Institute of the University of Torino (UniTO).

In the 2013, he cofound
beenext, where since then is in charge of the biochemistry projects issues.

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In beenext, dr. Antonio Farini due to his experience in the Finantial field, is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with responsibility for finance, human resources, administration and legal affairs.

Antonio Farini MS CFO. Inside beenextTM, Holding in 1990 a MD in Economy and Commerce at the University of Parma, since that year he joined the Max Mara Fashion Group (1,3 mld euro of annual sales, 5000 employs, 105 countries). At the present, he is CSO at Diffusione Tessile srl, a company of the Max Mara Fashion Group with annual sales of EUR 100 million and employs approximately 600 employees. Since 2013 he is also in change of the web management of the whole Max Mara Fashion Group.

In the falls 2013, as cofounder, he became CFO of beenext where is in charge of the company management.

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