Acesis biomed team

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Karatzas

COSTAS N. KARATZAS, MSC, PHD

CEO, DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
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  • Over 29 years of successful and diverse experience in senior level management positions in the biotech sector and academic settings
  • Key management player in IPOs, reverse mergers, corporate strategy, business development, IP & licensing, successful fund-raising record
  • Extensive knowledge of the drug development process, team builder, responsible for managing diverse teams, large R&D operations and multi-million dollar budgets
Karatzas

VASSILIOS PAPADOPOULOS, DPHARM, PHD

CHAIRMAN OF SAB, DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER
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  • Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Professor of Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Southern California
  • Former Executive Director and CSO of the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre
  • Vassilios has published over 350 articles and holds many patents
Karatzas

DUANE KNIGHT

CFO, ACESIS US
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  • Duane is a qualified CPA with over 30 years of consulting, accounting and financial experience
  • He has significant fundraising history in both public & private entities, and has overseen multiple successful exit transactions
  • Start-up and life science company specialist with extensive experience in medical device manufacturing & distribution
Karatzas

THOMAS OLSON

COO
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  • Tom has more than 35 years’ experience working with public & private companies specializing in corporate operations and corporate governance
  • He has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance as well as going public transactions
  • He has worked with a variety of public companies as an executive officer or executive consultant, with listings ranging from US microcap markets, NASDAQ Stock Market, NYSE

INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

Richard

RICHARD SCHELL

CO-FOUNDER
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  • Richard has over 35 years of successful business experience in financial services including health care, energy and technology
  • Previously, Richard was a Co-Founder of Colorado Business Bank which has been profitable since inception

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

Dr Vassilios

VASSILIOS PAPADOPOULOS
DPHARM, PHD

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Chairman of SAB
Director & Co-founder of Acesis BioMed

Dr Vassilios

LEWIS BLUMENTHAL
MD

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Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology departments at MetroSouth Medical Center

Dr Vassilios

RAVI KACKER
MD

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Founder of MetroWest Urologic Associates
Co-founder & CEO of MHB Labs

Dr Vassilios

COSTAS N. KARATZAS
MSC, PHD

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CEO
Director & Co-founder of Acesis BioMed

Dr Vassilios

BARRY R. ZIRKIN
PHD

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CEO
Professor at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr Vassilios

PETER LIU
MD PHD

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Investigator at The Lundquist Institute, Professor of Medicine in Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Faculty member of the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
President – International Society of Andrology