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Bruce Register, PhD

Co-Founder, CSO, and Chairman of the Board

Dr. Register has an extensive corporate business and scientific background developed over the course of a 30-year career that covers the spectrum from the laboratory benchtop to the executive suite.

His career began in 1983 at SIBIA (Salk Institute Biotechnology Industrial Associates), in San Diego, California. In 1986, Dr. Register moved to Merck Research Laboratories in West Point, Pennsylvania, where he worked as a scientist managing a molecular genetics laboratory for 17 of
his 19 years at Merck. In 2002, he transitioned from the research lab to the corporate ladder in Merck’s Sales and Marketing Division as a medical science liaison for Vioxx
®. He managed the south-central United States.

In 2004, he left Merck to assume a global corporate role at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals.
As one of five executive members of the Global Analgesics Strategic Business Unit (SBU), he developed and implemented global healthcare professional marketing strategies, and managed all international Key Opinion Leaders. He also established and managed scientific advisory boards and ran symposia in the US and Europe for Aspirin and Naproxen (Aleve

From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Register founded and served as C.E.O. of Trusgen, based in the US and Malaysia.  The company focused on outsourcing the contract manufacturing of biologics into Asia.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Register found a passion for establishing relationships with people and building “A-level” teams. Recognizing this passion led him to launch Register Consulting & Executive Search in 2010 with a focus on Building The Inimitable Team™.

In 2013 Dr. Register founded Register Partners. The firm focused on medical affairs for biotechnology companies with early stage products,which included rofecoxib topical.

Dr. Register has published in multiple therapeutic areas and presented at national and international meetings addressing scientific, management, biologics manufacturing, and human resources topics. He holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, a master’s degree in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and a BS in Biochemistry.