Martin Wax, M.D

Dr Martin Wax is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice-President of R&D at PanOptica, Inc., a private biotechnology company specializing in ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. He was Vice President of R&D and Head of Ophthalmology Discovery Research and Preclinical Sciences at Alcon Laboratories from 2003-2008.

Dr Wax was responsible for the creation and development of the Alcon pharmaceutical portfolio of compounds for the therapeutic areas of glaucoma, retina, allergy, dry eye and anti-infectives. He is also Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Rutgers Medical School in Newark, N.J. and has been selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” 2005-2008 by his peers.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mimetogen, a biotechnology company based in Montreal, Canada, which recently licensed MIM-D3 to Allergan for the treatment of dry eye disease. Dr Wax has co-authored more than 200 publications and is a member of a number of renowned Ophthalmological Associations.

Martin Wax