Pharmacist turned Entrepreneur with Ira Pastor

Ira Pastor Veteran on the Move

Ira Pastor,  is the Chief Executive Officer of Bioquark Inc. He has over 30 years of experience across multiple sectors of the pharmaceutical industry.  These sectors include pharmaceutical commercialization, biotech drug development, managed care, distribution, OTC, and retail.  Ira has served as VP, Business Development for drug development company Phytomedics Inc.  Ira spearheaded raising $40 million of private equity, consummating over $50 million of licensing deals, and bringing lead drug candidate from discovery stage to Phase III development.  Prior to that, Ira was employed by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals working in sales, marketing, and business strategy positions.

Mr. Pastor has also served as Vice President of Corporate Development for the pharmacy benefit management company Prescription Delivery Systems (acquired by Cigna Health Insurance).  He earned his MBA from Temple University and his BS, Pharmacy from Rutgers University. In addition, Ira is also a Board Member of RegenerAge SAPI de CV, ( a clinical company focused on expedited translational therapeutic applications of regenerative and rejuvenative healthcare interventions.  He also serves on the Reanima Project (,and is a member of the World E.conomic Forum’s  Human Enhancement council (

Ira Pastor – Pharmacist to Entrepreneur

Ira grew up in the Philadelphia area and was a pharmacist by training.  He then pursued a degree in business. Ira’s entrepreneur training dates back to his father, a naval shipman in WW2.  His father was also a pharmacist by trade and built a successful community pharmacy.  At an early age, Ira saw his father’s determination and work ethic during the depression.  Additionally, his dad’s military background was an important factor for instilling these characteristics.

Passion of Regenerating, Repairing and Healing

As Ira grew up in the family pharmacy business, he knew early on that he would be a pharmacist.  He worked side by side with his father and eventually evolved to the next phase-big biotech questions.  Ira was missing the entrepreneurial spirited angle and needed something more tangible so he jumped into a smaller biotech.  Bioquark and 3 R’s.

  1. Regeneration
  2. Repair
  3. Rejuvenation

“How we can do a better job of regenerating, repairing and healing people; veterans fall in a major way in that category from some of the most traumatic, chronic and acute damage that are experienced.” – Ira Pastor

Bioquark’s Mission

“How we can move as an industry to addressing these much bigger problems associated with human degeneration, deterioration and death?” Ira Pastor

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