Altaris Appoints Iain Baird as Operating Partner
New York, NY – Altaris, LLC (collectively with its affiliates, “Altaris”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Iain Baird as an Operating Partner. Mr. Baird has over 35 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and will strengthen Altaris’ investment and operational activities in the sector. Mr. Baird has worked closely with Altaris for more than a decade, and he currently serves as a board director for Padagis and Kindeva.
Mr. Baird has a long track record of partnering with founders and management teams to build and optimize contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) and product companies across many therapeutic dosage formats, including: OSO BioPharmaceuticals, CANbridge Life Sciences, Gallus Biopharmaceuticals, Brammer Bio, Mikart, Arranta Bio, Vibalogics, Genezen, Enterobiotix and Meridian Medical Technologies.
Mr. Baird started his career at AstraZeneca (formerly ICI and Zeneca) where he designed and project managed the construction of pharmaceutical facilities and ran multiple production sites. Subsequently, Mr. Baird was a member of the leadership team that established Avecia Oligonucleotides as a contract manufacturing business and was also a founding team member of Avecia Vaccines, where he led the chemistry manufacturing and control groups in the development of vaccines against anthrax and plague. Mr. Baird received a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Robert Gordons University.
Altaris is an investment firm exclusively focused on the healthcare industry. Altaris seeks to build market-leading companies that deliver innovation and efficiency to the healthcare system, with the ultimate goal of improving access and outcomes for patients. Altaris is headquartered in New York City and manages over $9.0 billion of equity capital. For more information, please visit www.altariscap.com.