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Name and Educational Degree(s) Sahner, David, MD
Business Name Aeneas Medical Consulting
Business Address 161 La Canada Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Contact information
Email address:
(650) 430-4511

Infectious Diseases and Immunology/Vaccinology, Research and Development (Drugs and Biologics)


Dr. David Sahner has over a decade of industry-based experience in biologics/drug research and development across several therapeutic area lines, superimposed upon a backdrop of approximately ten years of clinical practice following infectious diseases fellowship training.  Most of his research has been concentrated in infectious diseases and immunology, and has included work with vaccines and vaccine adjuvants.  He possesses expertise in both small molecule and immune-based antiviral/antimicrobial drug development.  After migrating to the private sector, he enjoyed a rapid and progressive increase in responsibilities at several biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies, ultimately attaining the position of Vice President before choosing to launch his own private consulting practice.  His experience base subtends (1) provision of clinical expertise and scientific support, (2) formulation of strategy (development strategy as well as strategic evaluation of early ideas and product concepts), (2) tactical activities (e.g., study site and vendor selection, organization of Data Monitoring Committees), (3) execution/ implementation (i.e., IND and sNDA submissions, authorship/co-authorship of clinical study reports, investigator brochures, other study-related documents, regulatory briefing documents, abstracts, posters and manuscripts), and (4) line management.  Dr. Sahner has a history of successful interactions with Regulators, including face-to-face dialog with FDA.  He has experience in moderating Clinical/Regulatory Advisory Boards across multiple therapeutic areas, including vaccines, infectious diseases, pain, and cardiology.  Finally, in addition to his background as a clinical scientist, he is familiar with various animal models for the evaluation of vaccines, antivirals, antifungals, and analgesics.

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