Max M. Rempel, Ph.D., President

Max has over 25 years of experience in biomedical R&D in academic and industrial settings as illustrated by patents and research publications. He served as a PI on NIH SBIR grant and as a collaborator on several more grants. Dr. Rempel has been doing research and development in photomedicine since 2001, in Rochester since 2006 and has unique hands-on and administrative experience in R&D of laser-activated gene therapy. (Publications) (LinkedIn) (Cited inĀ  over 2000 publications)


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Robin Hodownes, MBA , VP Business Development

Robin brings an extensive set of experience in business development, sales, marketing, and business management in startup and established companies. She worked for Diffinity Genomics, a life science startup company, as VP, Sales and Marketing through its acquisition and transition into Chiral Technologies, Inc. Prior to Diffinity, she held various leadership positions in general management, marketing, and sales for Carestream Health and Eastman Kodak. She has successfully grown and led new business divisions and launched products worldwide, resulting in triple digit sales growth. She also has extensive experience in establishing and managing business partner and channel relationships. Robin holds a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business, Rochester NY.





Dave Braverman, VP Sales and Marketing

Dave has extensive experience in high tech sales and marketing including laser instrumentation. In our company, Dave is developing sales and marketing strategy, communicates with our pharmaceutical customers and solicits funding and IP sales from them. (LinkedIn)



Oksana Polesskaya, PhD., Co-Founder

Oksana is a researcher in the field of molecular biology and immunology. She has over 20 years experience of wet lab research in genomics and animal models of human disease. Her works have been sited over 600 times.




R&D collaborators

Istvan Stadler, Ph.D. Collaborator

Dr. Stadler is one of the world-respected experts in laser therapy and has much expertise in laser therapy in rodent models of arthritis. His surgical research laboratory has vivarium rooms, animal experimentation rooms, molecular research rooms and is well equipped for our experiments. The team has previously done a number of studies in this facility.



Jamie Bucher, Animal research tech

Jamie has BS in animal medicine and over 7 years of experience in animal research and over 2 years in laser therapy research.




Anna Baranova, Ph.D., Associate Professor, George Mason University, VA

Dr. Baranova is an expert in gene therapy and gene regulation. She has over 20 years of wet lab and animal research experience. Her works have been cited over 2000 times.