Dr. Darien Cohen
Darien Cohen, PhD
Dr. Cohen brings a wealth of business experience and know-how to Hangover Heaven
and the Vita Heaven family of companies. He has spent over 19 years in the bio-medical
space and has worked both internally and as a consultant for all sizes of companies from
start-ups to multi-billion dollar publicly traded organizations. It is this background that
makes him the ideal leader to guide Hangover Heaven/Vita Heaven and create the
successful business model that is efficacious, scalable, profitable, and transferable to
other global locales where the treatment of veisalgia represents an unmet medical need.
Dr. Cohen’s experience includes extensive work with companies in the biotechnology,
life sciences, and diagnostics sectors where he has played a vital role in bringing products
to market that range from RNA amplification and bio-threat detection to in-vitro
diagnostic devices used in the detection of various disease states. He excelled in the area
of late-stage product development and the transfer of products to Manufacturing in
preparation for Clinical Trials or commercialization. He has also been instrumental in the
evaluation and optimization of manufacturing processes and systems with an emphasis on
the identification of process bottlenecks and the pursuit of operational excellence.
Prior to joining Hangover Heaven, Dr. Cohen served as the president and co-founder of
Coeus Consulting which specializes in the development and implementation of SAP and
SuccessFactors software and methodologies for mid-size and large enterprise companies.
Earlier in his career, he acted as a consultant in the areas of Product Transfer,
Manufacturing Operations, and Quality Systems. A few of the companies with which Dr.
Cohen has worked include Genentech Inc, Celera Diagnostics and Cepheid Inc.
Dr. Cohen holds a B.S. in Biology from Savannah State University and a Ph.D. in Biological
Sciences from Dartmouth College. He also held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Duke
University School of Medicine.
Areas of Expertise:
Process Development and Process Optimization
Product Transfer and commercialization processes
Manufacturing scale-up and process improvement
Technology Transfer to contract manufacturers
Production and Process Control