This an­nounce­ment first ap­peared on the Ler­man & Szlak web­site.

We are glad to share that Celia Ler­man has been named men­tor of In­cuban­do Salud.

In­cuban­do Salud from the Fun­dación Barceló in Buenos Aires, is a pi­o­neer in the field of health and life sci­ences in Latin Amer­i­ca, stim­u­lat­ing the much-need­ed in­ter­con­nect­ed­ness be­tween the worlds of health and busi­ness. One of the main goals of In­cuban­do Salud is im­prov­ing the qual­i­ty of life and ad­dress­ing people’s needs ad­e­quate­ly. As far as the ar­eas of ex­per­tise are con­cerned, they in­clude di­ag­no­sis, ther­a­pies, med­ical de­vices, per­son­al med­i­cine, as well as com­plex, in­no­v­a­tive mat­ters, such as ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and vir­tu­al re­al­i­ty.

In­cuban­do Salud brings to­geth­er teach­ers, sci­en­tists, uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents, health pro­fes­sion­als, as well as busi­ness peo­ple on a glob­al lev­el in or­der to cre­ate an in­te­gra­tive en­vi­ron­ment of shared knowl­edge, ex­pe­ri­ence, and tools from dif­fer­ent ar­eas. More­over, it is their mis­sion to boost the en­tre­pre­neur­ial spir­it amongst the ex­perts in their team, re­leas­ing their full po­ten­tial and tak­ing the process of cre­ation of tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions in health on a whole new lev­el.

Celia’s ad­di­tion to In­cuban­do Salud builds on both Celi­a’s and on Ler­man & Szlak’s core strengths. One of Ler­man & Szlak’s ver­ti­cals, Start­up Ser­vices, is one of Celia’s area of ex­per­tise, hav­ing worked as coun­sel to 60+ star­tups in both Sil­i­con Val­ley and Buenos Aires.

“I’m ex­cit­ed to be of­fered this op­por­tu­ni­ty,” Celia re­port­ed. “In­cuban­do Salud’s stel­lar rep­u­ta­tion in the Latin Amer­i­can biotech start­up world speaks for it­self, and I’m hon­ored to help con­tribute to the mis­sion of im­prov­ing health tech­nol­o­gy. The le­gal as­pect of biotech start­up strate­gies of­ten be­comes very com­plex very quick­ly, but too many Latin Amer­i­can health star­tups don’t pay at­ten­tion to their le­gal strat­e­gy when they need to most, as they de­vel­op their prod­uct and their mar­ket.”

Celia Ler­man is a lawyer (Uni­ver­si­dad Tor­cu­a­to Di Tel­la – UT­DT, Vale­dic­to­ri­an), In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty LLM (Uni­ver­si­dad Aus­tral, with hon­ors) and Mas­ter of Sci­ence of Law (JSM, Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty). One of her pre­dom­i­nant spe­cial­ties en­tails de­sign­ing and ex­e­cut­ing transna­tion­al IP pro­tec­tion strate­gies, con­tracts, and con­fi­den­tial­i­ty agree­ments.