Leonardo Negron Dr

Email: leonardo.negron@callaghaninnovation.govt.nz    Website:

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Company: Callaghan Innovation

Personal Profile:
I am a scientist and team leader at Callaghan Innovation. I specialise in product innovation, product development and commercialisation. My expertise is in protein science and engineering with a focus on medical device development, and skin and wound care products. My work experience spans across pharmacy, drug discovery, medical devices and biotechnology. Companies that I have worked for include Purdue Pharma (NY, USA), Roche Molecular Systems (NJ, USA), Lundbeck Research Ltd (NJ, USA), and Aroa Biosurgery (NZ). Over the last 2 years, I have been the Chief Technical Officer (via secondment) for Hi-Aspect Limited; a biotechnology start-up. In this role, I led the commercialisation of a technical product and c reative processes underpinning the products design, development and execution. Bringing technologies from the lab into market is where my passion lies and what I enjoy the most about the work I do. With hard work and good collaborations anything is possible.

Advisory Roles:
Advisory Board Member

Interested in:
Private Company

Key Skils:
General Management, Strategy & Planning



PhD in Chemistry, Massey University

Member of the Biochemical Society (UK) and the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology since 2013 Member of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Chemist since 2016