About HLK
Management Members

Ms. Jun Xu,  President (Founder)

15 years of experience in drug discovery and development in multi-national pharmaceutical companies (Novartis,Boehringer Ingelheim)

 Responsible for various discovery and development projects

          Resposible for operation and business development ; US pharma business with Chinese pharma companies


Dr. Zeren Wang,  CSO (Founder)

 Zeren received his PhD in Physical Pharmacy from University of Utah, Dr. William Higuchi’s lab. He is responsible for the  overall science and technical management of the company. Prior to this position, Zeren was the Director of Formulation Development, at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, Ridgefield, CT. In this role, he provided strategic leadership to a team focused on formulation and process  development of NCE products. Zeren is specialized in formulation development of poorly water soluble compounds for oral delivery and experienced in the development of oral solid dosage forms (tablets, hard gelatin capsules, soft gelatin capsules), oral liquid dosage forms (solutions and suspensions), controlled release technology, and parenterals (lyophilization). Under his leadership, his team introduced and implemented multiple new formulation technologies including SEDDS (self emulsifying drug delivery system) formulation technologies (soft gel and hard gel encapsulation capabilities), solid dispersion formulation technologies (spray drying and melt extrusion) as well as nano-milling. He has 30 peerreviewed publications and patents, as well as numerous poster presentations. 



Dr. Peter Farina,  Chairman of SAB

Dr. Peter Farina is an Executive in Residence at Canaan Partners, a venture capital firm, located in Westport, CT where he assesses and advises on pharma/biotech/healthcare investments. He is also the managing partner of a consulting firm, Salient Science & Technology, LLC which advises several biotech firms on strategic and technical matters in pharmaceutical R&D. Dr. Farina currently serves as the Co-Chair and Board Member of Connecticut United for Research Excellence (CURE); the Advisory Board of the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, member of the NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN) steering committee; Emory University DRIVE Advisory Board, and was a Founder and CEO of Developing World Cures, a nonprofit company working on neglected diseases.

Dr. Peter Farina retired in 2008 as Senior Vice President of Development at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Ridgefield, CT where he was responsible for North American development of drugs in the therapeutics areas of Immunology/Inflammation, Virology and Cardiovascular Disease. During his tenure as SVP at BI, his interdisciplinary team worked on the development and successful registration of Aptivus, an HIV protease inhibitor, Viramune XR for HIV and Atrovent HFA for COPD and emphysema. Prior to this position he served as Vice President of Research at the Ridgefield Center. He has also held positions as Director of Inflammatory Diseases and Director of Biochemistry over his 28 year career with Boehringer Ingelheim. Prior to joining BI he spent 6 years in the Corporate Research Laboratories and Medical Products Division of Union Carbide Corporation in Tarrytown, NY where he did research and development of immunodiagnostics. Dr. Farina’s research interest has been generally at the interface of chemistry and biology. He is the author of over fifty publications and patents.




Dr. Susan Froshauer

  Former CEO of Connecticut United Research Excellence 

                Entrepreneur in Residence at Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, Yale University

                Board member of University of Connecticut Investment

                Consultant for Iron Ventures

                Rib-X Pharmaceuticalsfounder CEO10 years

                           Manager of Business Development, Pfizer



Dr. Yijun Cheng

 Oncologist, Buffalo Medical Group 

          Cancer biology PhD at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center 

          Board certified in Internal Medicine, Oncology and Hematology, Member of American College of 

          Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology

          Broad experience in clinical research

                                        Consultant of multiple multinational pharmaceutical companies


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