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Dr. Adnan Mjalli

Pharmaceutical Innovation Pioneer

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Date of Birth:



Tubas, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Dr. Mjalli is celebrated for his groundbreaking contributions to pharmaceutical sciences, developing new medicines, and fostering biotechnology innovations.

Brief bio

Dr. Adnan Mjalli is a distinguished figure in the field of pharmaceuticals, recognized globally for his entrepreneurship in drug discovery and development. His leadership has been instrumental in founding TransTech Pharma, LLC, High Point Pharmaceuticals, and other companies under vTv Therapeutics, LLC, marking significant advancements in medicine and biotechnology.

Major Milestones


  • Obtained a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 1989 from the University of Exeter, UK, followed by postdoctoral work at the University of Rochester (biography.omicsonline) (wsmforum) .

  • Founded TransTech Pharma and High Point Pharmaceuticals, companies dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of new medicines (biography.omicsonline) (wsmforum) .

  • Served in senior roles at several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Merck & Co., Inc. and Ontogen Corporation (biography.omicsonline) .

  • Authored over 40 scientific papers and is an inventor on more than 700 patents and patent applications, highlighting his significant contributions to pharmaceutical sciences (biography.omicsonline) (wsmforum) .

  • Held various prestigious positions, including serving on the boards of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the High Point Economic Development Corporation, and the Arab American University (biography.omicsonline) (wsmforum) .

  • Healthcare Innovation and Accessibility: Through his leadership in pharmaceutical companies like TransTech Pharma, Dr. Mjalli has been instrumental in developing treatments for chronic diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's. This work indirectly contributes to humanitarian efforts by improving access to essential medications and advancing healthcare (Al Monitor) .

  • Educational Empowerment in Gaza: Dr. Mjalli participated in a forum entitled “A Future Vision toward Reform and Advancement in Gaza,” hosted by the House of Wisdom Institute (HOW) in the Gaza Strip. His engagement in this event highlights his dedication to educational empowerment and conflict resolution in regions facing significant challenges (HowGaza) .

  • Political Initiative to End Palestinian Rift: His visit to the Gaza Strip and meetings with Hamas leaders to launch a political initiative aimed at ending the Palestinian rift underscores his commitment to peace and stability in the region, reflecting a philanthropic approach to conflict resolution (Al Monitor) .

  • Promotion of Science and Education: As an honorary member of the Palestine Academy of Science and Technology and his involvement with academic institutions, Dr. Mjalli supports the advancement of science and education in Palestinian territories, contributing to the intellectual and social capital of the community (biography.omicsonline) .

  • Support for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Through his executive roles and entrepreneurial ventures, including the establishment of Noor Brands, Dr. Mjalli promotes innovation and entrepreneurship. While not directly stated, it's plausible that his companies partake in social entrepreneurship or initiatives that benefit underserved communities, given his broader interest in societal advancement (NoorBds) .

Date of Last Update: 
May 9, 2024

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