July 7, 2023

Catalys Pacific Adds Experienced Pharmaceutical and Biotech Executive as Advisor

Catalys Pacific Adds Experienced Pharmaceutical and Biotech Executive as Advisor

Catalys Pacific announced that Mr. Seth H Z Fischer has joined the team as Advisor. Seth will contribute to our company creation efforts as an experienced executive and board member of pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

With more than 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, he brings deep operational and commercial expertise, with a successful track record of developing and executing strategies to drive company and product growth in multiple therapeutic areas.

Seth currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Agile Therapeutics, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Milestone Pharmaceuticals, and an advisor to HealthQuest Capital.

Previously, Seth was Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson, and Worldwide Franchise Chairman of Cordis Corporation.  Before that, he served as Company Group Chairman, North America Pharmaceuticals, which included responsibilities for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Janssen and Scios.  Following his tenure at Johnson & Johnson, Seth served as the chief executive officer and as a director of Vivus, a company commercializing and developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs.

Seth earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies from Ohio University and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.

“We are delighted to welcome Seth to our team. Seth’s leadership, entrepreneurship and expertise in pharma and biotech will significantly contribute to our creation of new biopharma companies.” said BT Slingsby, Founder & Managing Director of Catalys Pacific.

“There is great uncertainty, but leadership, vision, and decision making are vital to success. Using what I have cultivated in pharma and biotech so far, I am looking forward to working with Catalys Pacific to contribute to the firm’s mission of making improvements in the lives of patients through transforming life sciences innovation.” said Seth.

About Catalys Pacific
Catalys Pacific is an independent venture capital firm focusing on early-stage investments in life sciences. The firm’s mission is improving patient lives worldwide by driving impact and innovation in healthcare and contributing to advancements in life sciences. Founded in 2019, the firm acts as a trusted regional partner, building companies and catalyzing transpacific partnerships to fulfill its mission. The Catalys Pacific team is based in Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco, California.

Learn more at CatalysPacific.com.