speaker profile

Dr David Brown

Co-founder & Chair of the Board, Healx Ltd

Cambridge Rare Disease Network - RAREsummit19 | David Brown 1

Moderated Discussion:  Disruptive technologies – Patients at the heart of AI

Bio: Dr David Brown is Co-founder and Chair of the Board of Healx Ltd, a Cambridge University spinout company which uses Machine Learning to find treatments for children with rare diseases. He was also co-founder of the antibody company Crescendo Biologics. He was listed in the Maserati 100 UK Innovators/Entrepreneurs list for 2019. He is both an angel investor and an experienced and accomplished stock market investor.

Earlier in his career he pursued medical research in the pharmaceutical industry. Whilst at Pfizer he was named co-inventor on the patent for Viagra, and for 8 years he led the team developed Viagra through to proof of clinical efficacy in male impotence. While at Roche in Switzerland, he was a Director of the company and, as Global Head of Drug Discovery, he had responsibility for productivity of over 2000 scientists at Roche’s five research sites in the USA, Europe and Asia.