Domenico Merante, Global Clinical Development, Vifor Pharma
Dr Domenico Merante completed his degree in medicine in 1988 at the age of 25 and in 1993 became specialist of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic diseases, both degrees obtained at the University of Pisa/Italy and at University St Chiara Hospital of Pisa. Dr Merante is currently Clinical Development Lead of Nephrology and Orphan Diseases at Vifor Pharma in Zurich, Switzerland. He previously worked at Sosei Heptares as VP of Clinical Development. Before that Dr Merante worked at Shionogi as VP and Head of Clinical Science in 2017 and 2018. Between 2007 and 2016 he worked at Daiichi Sankyo Development Ltd, Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom as Senior Director of Clinical Development by heading the European Frontiers/Opportunity Department. Dr Merante had previously worked at GSK Italy, Eli Lilly Italy, Novo Nordisk UK and Laboratori Guidotti Italy in clinical positions. So far Dr Merante has spent 26+ years in the pharmaceutical industry in Italy, UK, US and Switzerland working on clinical drug development in severe hypertension, infectious diseases, hematology, diabetes, diabetic complications such as macular edema, neuropathic pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Dr Merante has to date 104 publications amongst full papers, abstracts as posters and oral presentations in reputed journals being as either the main author or co-author.