Toft Group Executive Search Successfully Places Magda Marquet, Ph.D. on Board of Directors for Pfenex Inc. in San Diego, CA

Toft Group Executive Search, a global life sciences and healthcare executive recruiting firm, has successfully placed Magda Marquet, Ph.D. on the Board of Directors for Pfenex Inc. in San Diego, CA. Dr. Marquet was also appointed to serve as a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee.

Dr. Marquet co-founded Althea Technologies and led the company as co-CEO for ten years. Currently, Dr. Marquet is the co-Founder and co-CEO of ALMA Life Sciences, an early stage investment firm focusing on the creation and growth of innovative healthcare companies. Dr. Marquet is also the co-founder of AltheaDx, a commercial stage precision medicine company with the world’s leading pharmacogenomics test for anxiety and depression.

Dr. Marquet serves as a board member of Arcturus Therapeutics. She is an advisor to Mesa Verde Venture Partners and City National Bank. Dr. Marquet serves on several non-profit boards, including BIOCOM, CONNECT, EDC and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from INSA/University of Toulouse, France.

About Pfenex, Inc.

Pfenex, Inc. is a clinical-stage development and licensing biotechnology company focused on leveraging the Pfēnex Expression Technology® to develop and improve protein therapies for unmet patient needs. Using the patented Pfēnex Expression Technology platform, they have created an advanced pipeline of therapeutic equivalents, vaccines, biologics and biosimilars.

About Toft Group Executive Search

Toft Group is a global executive search firm fully devoted to life sciences and healthcare, with a focus on innovation-driven companies working at the intersection of biotech and high tech. The team’s extensive relationship network and diversity focus enables Toft Group to present more highly qualified and diverse candidates than clients would otherwise meet. Toft Group excels at quickly filling the hardest to hire leadership roles where talent is limited. The company has offices in the three major U.S. biotech hubs: San Francisco, San Diego, and Boston.