Dr. Stephen F. Amato has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. In addition to his position as Department Chair and Teaching Professor of Regulatory Affairs/Quality Assurance/Market Access Northeastern University, Dr. Amato is the Principal Advisor and Chief Strategist for tJûn17 Life Sciences, LLC. As an Executive Director at Anika Therapeutics Steve managed all aspects of the company's product portfolio including regulatory, reimbursement, market segmentation, targeting, positioning, pricing and promotional strategies. From 2000 to 2007 he was the Group Director of Knee Repair at Smith & Nephew Endoscopy where he managed a $200 M orthopedic product portfolio. Earlier in his career, Steve worked for Visible Genetics, where he was responsible for developing and launching genomic molecular diagnostics products used for subtyping Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and other infectious disease agents. He has also worked with Critical Therapeutics on the development and commercialization of treatments for gram-negative sepsis.
Steve holds an AB in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Boston College’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and an MBA from the Carroll School of Graduate Management at Boston College. He has also received the US and EU Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) designations and is a Consultant for the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS).