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Domenico Merante


Clinical Research Lead TA Orphan-Nephrology - CSL Vifor



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. Dr Merante is currently Clinical Development Lead of Nephrology and Orphan Diseases at CSL Vifor in Zurich, Switzerland.
 


He previously worked at Sosei Heptares as VP of Clinical Development and before he was VP and Head of Clinical Science at Shionogi in the UK in 2017 and 2018. Between 2007 and 2016 Dr Merante covered the role of Senior Director of Clinical Development at Daiichi Sankyo Development Ltd, UK heading the European Frontiers/Opportunity Department. Previous working experiences were at GSK Italy, Eli Lilly Italy, Novo Nordisk UK and Laboratori Guidotti Italy covering several clinical positions. So far Dr Merante has spent more than 25 years in drug clinical development working in Italy, UK, US and Switzerland in multiple therapeutic areas. These include diabetes and complications (i.e. macular edema and neuropathic pain), fibromyalgia, endocrinology diseases (i.e. growth hormone deficiencies, Cushing syndrome), severe hypertension, infectious diseases, hematology. Dr Merante has to date 115 publications amongst full papers, abstracts as posters and oral presentations in reputed journals being as either main author or co-author and during scientific conferences.



Domenico Merante

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