Associate Director, CMC Program Management
Parika “Pinky” Petaipimol is an engineer by training with in-depth program management experience. Prior to Pandion, Pinky spent 14 years at Biogen, where she gained both technical depth and broad knowledge of the biotech/pharma industry in various roles. She also worked in Business Development and New Product Commercialization to round out her technical expertise. In addition to progressing the Biogen pipeline, Pinky grew two important employee resource networks within the company, the Women’s Innovation Network (WIN) and the Parent Networking Group (PNG), to solidify the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Both groups have grown exponentially from their inception and are now integrated into the company’s culture.
Pinky has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech with a concentration in tissue engineering, a MS in Manufacturing Engineering, and an MBA from Boston University. While pursuing her MBA, she worked to spin out a company based on technology from BU. She has served on the External Advisory Board for the Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department and as a Board Director for BME Career Alliance (which is now absorbed into BMES). She sat on the Advisory Board for the Society for Participatory Medicine (SPM) and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR). She is an occasional mentor for startup companies through the MassConnect program run by the Mass Biotech Council.