Natalie Dakers is a leading figure in the Canadian health sciences sector. Natalie has been the founding CEO of several high-impact and first-of-its-kind organizations including Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) now Admare BioInnovations, and the commercial arm of CDRD, CDRD Ventures. She co-founded Neuromed Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company in the neurological space developing drugs for chronic pain and epilepsy. 

Early in her career, she enabled the technology transfer for over a dozen start-ups while at UBC’s Industry Liaison Office. Ms. Dakers has served on many public and private boards and currently serves on Augurex, Sonic Incytes, Stemcell Technologies, BioTalent Canada, is an Affiliate of CDL Vancouver and is an Adjunct Professor at UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Among her many awards are LifeSciences BC Milton Wong Award for Leadership, Startup Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year, WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and Business in Vancouver’s Most Influential Woman.

Natalie Dakers

Natalie Dakers

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