VP of Sales and Marketing
José Gadea joins UID from DURECT Corporation, a specialty pharmaceutical company located in Cupertino, California, where he held multiple positions with increasing responsibilities. In his most current role, José served as Senior Product Marketing Manager leading the sales and marketing operations for implantable drug delivery devices (ALZET® and iPRECIO®) and other ancillary products for laboratory animal research. José brings over 19 years of sales and marketing experience promoting and selling products to the life science market. Prior to DURECT, José held the position of therapeutic sales specialist at ALZA Pharmaceuticals. He also has over five years of combined academic and biotechnology research experience in the fields of cancer immunology, cell and gene therapy, infectious diseases, and drug delivery. He has authored and co-authored various scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, which feature some of his preclinical research work. José earned his Bachelor of Science degree with concentration in Medical Microbiology & Immunology at San Jose State University, California.