Richard Austin


Richard is a seasoned biotech entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. With a strong background in laboratory research and operations management, he brings a wealth of expertise to his role.

Throughout his career, Richard has been involved in various critical aspects of the pharmaceutical industry, from drug development and testing to overseeing the business operations of pharmaceutical R&D. His proven track record includes successfully advancing new products and driving growth in both startup ventures and multinational organizations.

Beyond his industry contributions, Richard is actively engaged as an angel investor with Desert Angels and has evaluated numerous life science technologies for the University of Arizona. These experiences have provided him with a unique perspective on the innovation process, from concept to market commercialization. He possesses a keen ability to identify emerging opportunities and foster growth in the biotech sector.

Driven by his passion for innovation and the advancement of the biotech industry, Richard founded Reglagene. As the founder, he is dedicated to developing novel and effective therapies that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Richard actively seeks collaborations and partnerships to further his vision and contribute to the future of biotech.

Since relocating to Tucson in 1997, Richard has been actively involved in the community. He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the BioIndustry Organization of Southern Arizona, the Kino School, and Amistad y Salud. These involvements reflect his commitment to giving back and making a difference locally.

With his extensive experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to innovation, Richard is delighted to be a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council. His contributions and expertise are driving the growth and success of the biotech industry in the region.