leading the future of medicine

saving lives with the right team

SFP is paving the way to blockbuster cures by connecting the most qualified scientific researchers to custom pharmaceutical projects. SFP’s innovative proprietary software takes the guesswork out of your most critical decisions when it comes to talent acquisition. And with scientific discovery funding on the steady decline forecast through 2028 SFP bridges the gap by introducing new funding sources directly from companies in need of specific research. Here’s to a bright future of good health.

the power of collaboration

Meet the Team

Batula Zaidi, PhD

Founder and CEO

Dr. Zaidi holds a PhD in bioinformatics and was trained in the science of using Big Data to improve human health at the Cleveland Clinic and MIT.  She has a decade of proven experience in creatively and rapidly driving organizational growth by finding new revenue streams and then leading C-Suite Executives and Science teams to work together to close record-setting opportunities, at companies including Tempus (founded by former Groupon CEO). While at MIT, she negotiated and closed deals with big pharma to fund multimillion dollar lifesaving research projects. Batula is currently seated on the Board of Directors for both the Better Business Bureau and the Boys and Girls Club.

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Alan P. Barton

Head of Finance and Strategy

Alan has over 5 years of business and research leadership in healthcare. He currently advises Cleveland Clinic on international finance for multinational operational engagements. Alan has built financial models, set strategic initiatives, and advised on operational engagements for pre-seed and seed stage startups in New York City.


Neel Patel

Head of Product

Neel innovates big data analysis for multi-omics datasets using machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve medicine. Through his leadership as an educator in his bioinformatics PhD program, was recruited to lecture a PhD level course real world big-data analysis for genomics.

Trusted Partners

Connect with SFP

Science First Partnerships
Richey Mixon Building – 6th Floor
11201 Cedar Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

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