Acesis biomed team

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Karatzas

Dr COSTAS N. KARATZAS,M.SC., PH.D.

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 drug development process, team builder, responsible for managing diverse teams, large R&D operations and multi million-dollar budgets
Karatzas

Dr VASSILIOS PAPADOPOULOS,D. PHARM., PH.D.

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, 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

DR VASSILIOS PAPADOPOULOS
DPHARM PHD

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Chairman of SAB
Director & Co-founder of Acesis BioMed

Dr Vassilios

DR LEWIS BLUMENTHAL
MD

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Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology departments at MetroSouth Medical Center

Dr Vassilios

DR RAVI KACKER
MD

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

Dr Vassilios

DR COSTAS N. KARATZAS

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CEO
Director & Co-founder of Acesis BioMed

Dr Vassilios

DR BARRY R. ZIRKIN

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CEO
Professor at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health