Management & Founders

Milica Radisic, PhD, PEng


Dr. Radisic is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, a recipient of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She brings 15+ years of technical and management experience, leading research and large scale initiatives at the University of Toronto. Previously she co-founded Tara Biosystems.

Susan Bruggemann, MBA


Susan brings both biotech startup experience and 20+ years of leadership experience in Corporate and Commercial Finance and Operations across various Fortune 100 companies, including Kraft and Xylyx Bio Inc.

David Elmaleh, PhD

Co-Founder & Board Director

Dr. Elmaleh is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, renowned molecular imaging expert and founder of several successful biotech companies including AZTherapies, Mersana, MolecularInsights and PureTech Health.

Karen Cronholm

Chief Business Officer

Karen brings 25 years’ experience in the life sciences, medical device and aesthetics industries, most recently as CEO of Cytrellis Biosystems. She has a track record of launching exceptionally successful products and building commercial teams both at Cytrellis as well as Cynosure and EMD Millipore.

Sargol Okhovatian

Research Scientist

Sargol brings significant experience in the development of peptides and biomaterials.

    Alaa Alsaafin

    Business Development Assoc.

    Alaa, a PhD candidate in pharmacology, brings product and industry knowledge.

    Advisory Boards

    Clinical Advisors

    Leonard Miller, MD

    Dr. Miller is a Clinical Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School Staff Surgeon at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and the Founder of Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation.

    Catherine DiGiorgio, MD

    Clinical Advisor

    Dr. DiGiorgio is a board-certified dermatologist and Harvard trained laser and cosmetic dermatologist, practicing at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation

    Omar Ibrahimi, MD, PhD

    Clinical Advisor

    Dr. Ibrahimi is a certified Dermatologist and is the founding and medical director of the Connecticut Skin Institute.

    Scientific Advisors

    Jeff Karp, PhD

    Scientific Advisor

    Dr. Karp is a Professor at Harvard Medical School, Co-founder, Skintifique, Gecko Biomedical, Alivio Therapeutics, and Frequency Therapeutics.

    Jeff Biernaskie, PhD

    Scientific Advisor

    Dr. Biernaskie is an Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society Chair in Skin Regeneration and Wound Healing.

    Dennis Orgill, MD, PhD

    Scientific Advisor

    Dr. Orgill is a Vice Chair of Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Medical Director BWH Wound Care Center, and Professor at Harvard Medical School.

    Business Advisors

    Henry Kay, MBA

    Business Advisor

    Henry is an angel investor and board director of several Life Sciences companies who brings 40 years of business development experience in the medical industry for major companies including Boston Scientific, Allergan, Schering-Plough and Sterling Drug.

    Stephen Whitehead

    Business Advisor

    Stephen brings 25 years of experience in product strategy, development and commercialization for major companies including Pfizer, Wyeth, J&J, and ScarX Therapeutics

    Wendy Hill, MSc.

    Wendy has over 30 years of experience in regulatory affairs and clinical trial development in the fields of wound care, inflammation, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.

    Kristin King

    Business Development Advisor

    Kristin, VP Corporate Development & Strategy, Defibtech LLC, brings 25 years’ experience in corporate strategy, M&A, and business development in medical devices and pharma.

    Board Members

    Milica Radisic, PhD, PEng

    President and Founder

    Dr. Radisic is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, and founder and CEO of Quthero

    David Elmaleh, PhD

    Quthero, and AZTherapies

    Co-Founder of Quthero and Chairman, CEO and Founder of AZTherapies.

    Jerry Liu

    Chintoronto Business Development Inc.

    Chief Financial Officer at Chintoronto Business Development Inc.

      Henry Kay

      Board Members

      Henry brings 40 years of business development experience in the medical industry for companies including Boston Scientific, Allergan, Schering-Plough and Sterling Drug.

      Board Observers

      Cristina Escoda, PhD, MBA

      Tachyon Ventures

      Founding Partner and Managing Director of Tachyon Ventures.

      Dieter Jentsch, MBA


      Retired Group Head of Global Banking and Markets and Co-CEO of ScotiaCapital Inc.

      Our Partners