Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Innovation entrepreneur with 28 years venture development experience. Pioneered media distribution over digital networks with sales over USD1.5 Billion. Biology degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Author of 11 tech patents.
Dana Smirin, BA-Science - Chief Marketing Officer
Innovation commercialization roles at UC Berkeley, Innovation Norway, Dutch Business in Development Network and USA-SA Bi-national Commission on tech transfer. Director of Integrative Medical Centre, advisor and speaker in Health Tech/Planetary Health. Publicity, brand development, and recruitment of neurosurgeons and clinics.
Ignatius Viljoen, IRCA, ICQ MSc (PhD candidate) - Chief Regulatory Officer
Chartered Quality Professional / Person in cGMP environments. >30 years experience in pharmaceuticals development, internationally. Completing PhD at the University of Pretoria’s Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine in defining Best-Practice guidelines for small-scale manufacturing of advanced therapeutics.
Non-Exec. Chairman & Co-Founder
Seasoned executive in the pharmaceutical and specialty chemical industries - Ciba-Geigy/Novartis and Rohm & Haas - in the US, UK and South Africa. Led manufacturing and regulatory disciplines in 17 pharmaceutical product launches.
Dries Oelofse, MSc. Bioinformatics & Biotechnology - Chief Operating Officer
Commercialization executive in precision medicine and knowledge-based assets in biotech. Founder/MD of CURIT Biotech (South Africa), a spin-out of the University of Cape Town commercializing 20 years of research into recombinant antibody-based products and next-generation Antibody-Drug Conjugates.
Jonathan Lakey, PhD, MSM
Chairman, Science Advisory Board
Professor Emeritus, former Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of California Irvine. Founding member and former Faculty Scientist at Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center. Authored >500 academic papers, 45 book chapters on stem cell immunology applications.