August 7, 2017October 24, 2019 // Partners Strategic Partner Spotlight: Chiesi USA, Inc Each month CED spotlights a strategic partner that helps to propel Triangle entrepreneurial companies onto the national stage as successful businesses. This month’s Strategic Partner Spotlight is Chiesi USA, Inc. About Chiesi USA, Inc Chiesi USA is the U.S. affiliate of Chiesi Farmaceutici, S.p.A, a global, family-owned, R&D-focused pharmaceutical company located in Parma, Italy. In the United States we are committed to the development and commercialization of products for the hospital, rare disease and adjacent specialty care settings. Why does Chiesi USA, Inc support CED as a strategic partner? Our partnership with CED aligns with our desire to help sustain innovation and entrepreneurship in North Carolina’s life sciences sector. CED has been recognized as a leader in this space, and we are excited to support their efforts. How does Chiesi USA, Inc help North Carolina entrepreneurs? Chiesi is just starting to create strategic pathways to help North Carolina entrepreneurs. Our Corporate Development team has recently set a search criteria focused on identifying partnership opportunities with early stage companies in specific therapeutic areas (eg, neonatology, rare disease) and/or with digital health companies that may have offerings complementary to our pharmaceutical offerings (value-adds for patients). In addition, we may be able to faciliate an introduction to Chiesi Ventures; a venture capital firm focused on the area of rare and orphan disorders. Their goal is to complement the strategic interest of the Chiesi Group by investing in early stage development opportunities. Chiesi Ventures also aim to accelerate the expansion of the Chiesi network in EU and the US among universities, venture capital investors, rare disease patient organizations and entrepreneurial companies developing treatments for rare diseases. What does Chiesi USA, Inc envision for the future of entrepreneurship? We envision entrepreneurship to be the primary driver of innovation in the life sciences sector of North Carolina. We are hopeful that Chiesi is able to aid in this growth through strategic partnerships with both CED and individual network members. Follow Chiesi USA, Inc: Is your business committed to helping build a self-sustaining community of entrepreneurship in the Triangle? Join the network as a strategic partner of CED.