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Daniel Wagner

Senior Managing Director, Investments

Dan Wagner is responsible for evaluating healthcare/life science investment opportunities, structuring investments and monitoring portfolio companies through active board participation. Dan has led or assisted with Connecticut Innovations’ investments in Affomix (acquired by Illumina), Arvinas (NASDAQ: ARVN), AxioMx (acquired by Abcam), Biohaven Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: BHVN), Biorez (acquired by CONMED), Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CARA), CyVek (acquired by Bio-Techne), HistoRx (acquired by Genoptix/Novartis), IsoPlexis (NASDAQ:  ISO), Kleo Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Biohaven Pharmaceuticals), Medically Home Group (acquired by Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente), Melinta Therapeutics, formerly Rib-X (NASDAQ: MLNT), and Rallybio (NASDAQ:  RLYB).

Dan contributes to CII’s expertise in biotech with more than 10 years in the industry. He was previously at CuraGen Corporation, a successful former CI portfolio company. While at CuraGen, Dan held a variety of scientific and operational management positions in research and development, technology assessment and implementation of next-generation scientific technologies that supported CuraGen’s growth from a genomic and proteomic platform company into a biopharmaceutical firm dedicated to advancing its protein, antibody and small-molecule therapeutics.

education
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  • B.S., Biology, University of Dayton
  • M.H.S., Biomedical Sciences, Quinnipiac University
  • M.B.A., Finance, Quinnipiac University
Companies
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  • Allomek (Board)
  • Alphina Therapeutics (Board Observer)
  • AtlasXomics (Investor)
  • Azitra (Board Observer)
  • Artizan Biosciences (Board Observer)
  • BEKHealth (Board Observer)
  • CavtheRx (Board Observer)
  • CoRISMA Inc. (Investor)
  • Mitotherapeutics (Board)
  • Normunity (Investor)
  • P2 Science (Board Observer)
  • Proteowise (Board)
  • RIGImmune (Board Observer)
  • Siduma Therapeutics (Board Observer)
  • Simcha Therapeutics (Board Observer)
  • Tangen Biosciences (Board)
  • Tastes Natural (Board Observer)
Interesting Facts
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  • Favorite place: Water (beach/pool)
  • Favorite pastime: Spending time with family