Jim Harris is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of PolyCore Therapeutics LLC. Mr. Harris is a serial entrepreneur with 30+ years experience in the life sciences. His expertise is in business creation, commercialization and brand marketing. Mr. Harris is a former Merck executive (27+ years) most recently serving as Executive Director for Merck’s US Diversified Brands Franchise which he built, launched and led for the company. The franchise included 25 brands in nine therapeutic disease areas. He also serves as a commercial reviewer for the National Science Foundation and is a QED Business Advisor and steering committee member at the University City Science Center, located in Philadelphia. Mr. Harris received an MBA from California State University, Sacramento.