Meet Our Team
President, CEO and Director
Mr. Reichenberger currently serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of AltiBio, Inc., which he co-founded in early 2017. Prior to AltiBio, he started and led global Commercial Operations at Raptor Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Horizon Pharma), where he prepared and launched an orphan disease therapy for patients with cystinosis. He has also held senior leadership positions at XOMA, Questcor Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals), and Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer, Inc.). Since joining the biopharma industry in 1989, he has led more than ten product launches or re-branding of therapies ranging in sales from tens of millions of dollars, up to billions. He currently serves as Director and Secretary for AltiBio. Mr. Reichenberger earned a BS in Biology, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from Pepperdine University, where he graduated with honors.
Patrice Rioux, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Rioux currently serves as the acting Chief Medical Officer at AltiBio, Inc. Prior to AltiBio, Dr. Rioux was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Regulatory Affairs at Raptor Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Horizon Pharma) in charge of the development of an orphan disease therapy for patients with cystinosis. He led all clinical and regulatory strategy resulting in Orphan Designation, FDA, and EMA approval. Prior to Raptor he was Chief Medical Officer at Edison. He has also held senior medical and clinical positions at Repligen Corp., Biogen, and other biotech companies. Dr. Rioux earned an MS in Pharmacology at Pitié-Salpêtrière, PhD in Mathematical Statistics at Universität Paris, and MD at Pitié-Salpêtrière.
Artem Zykovich, PhD
VP Research & Development
Dr. Zykovich is a Co-Founder of AltiBio, Inc. and the Vice President of Research & Development responsible for developing ATB223, ATB224, and ATB338 into clinical stage products. Prior to AltiBio, he was the scientist who led genetic testing initiatives at Raptor Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Horizon Pharma) designed to identify undiagnosed patients. Dr. Zykovich served as a researcher at the Buck Institute and is the founder of DNAcheckup, a non-profit initiative to help diagnose difficult genetic diseases. He is also the primary inventor on two patent applications currently under review. Dr. Zykovich earned an MS in Biology & Genetics at Novosibirsk State University, and a PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology at the University of California, Davis.