Dr. Pace has over thirty years of experience in the life science field, with 20 years legal and corporate experience and 12 years in biotech research for large and small companies.   He is a registered patent attorney with a record of over 40 issued US patents.  Since 2001 he has helped many early and development stage companies in the life sciences with their strategic, intellectual property, and transactional activities.  Dr. Pace has held executive management positions in several companies, including Novartis Corporation, Gentris Corporation, Quill Medical, Inc., and BASF Corporation.  Dr. Pace has a J.D. degree from the School of Law at North Carolina Central University, and his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.