Our Board consists of members from the following organizations: Venture Mentor Services (VMS) – UTHealth, and Technology Commercialization Center of SW Texas SBDC.
Jane C. Andrews, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of Cell Bridge Therapies
Dr. Andrews is a recognized leader in Life Sciences, Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy, with a deep understanding of the technology, markets and operational aspects of these industries, and how they will grow for biomedical advancement. The Cell Bridge Strategies team, under Jane’s leadership, helps companies match their strengths with market opportunities by bridging the gap between Science and Business. Dr. Andrews has built a global network of Life Science and Regenerative Medicine experts that can be tapped into to aid Cell Bridge Strategies clients.
Mike Dwyer, President and CEO of Vida Medical Devices Inc.
Mr. Dwyer is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry. His is skilled in Medical Devices, Clinical Trials, Data Management, Biotechnology, Regulatory Requirements as well as Finance. He is currently the President & CEO, Vida Medical Devices, Inc, and the Director, Vice President & Member of the Investment Committee for the San Antonio Economic Development Corporation. He has previously help positions as: President – MTD Associates, LLC; President & CEO – Azaya Therapeutics, Inc; Executive Vice President, Ilex Oncology, Senior VP Quintiles Translational; Partner – Arthur Anderson
Bijo Matthew, Ph.D., Director of Technology Commercialization Center of SW Texas SBDC
Bijo Matthew serves as Founding Director to the Technology Commercialization Center of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Lead Network at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). In this role he is responsible for developing the regional strategy and providing executive direction to programs created to enhance innovation, access to groundbreaking, high-impact, high-risk funding for applied and translational research opportunities, applied entrepreneurial education curriculum, and promotion of science and technology-drive entrepreneurial capacity. The SBDC Technology Commercialization Center is part of the Institute for Economic Development Programs and Centers at UTSA.
Sean Thompson, MS, MBA, CLP, Co-Director Tech Novum, Operations Manager VMS UT Health
Sean Thompson is a biomedical business leader skilled at deriving value from bioscience-related technologies and transforming novel technologies into commercialized products. A self-motivated and driven visionary with a broad and practically useful set of skills; an analytical, evidence-based decision-maker. Creative and resourceful with an established track record of building trusting working relationships and motivating and leading diverse teams of subject matter experts to achieve goals on time and on budget. Experience spans multiple sectors: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and regenerative medicine, including human tissue (allografts), blood products, and cell-based and cell-derived therapeutics.