Scientific Board

Thomas E. Ichim, PhD, Partner


Dr. Ichim is a seasoned biotechnology entrepreneur with a track record of scientific excellence. He has founded/co-founded several companies including Batu Biologics, Inc., Medvax Pharma Corp, ToleroTech Inc, bioRASI, and OncoMune LLC. To date he has published 99 peer-reviewed articles and is co-editor of `the textbooks “RNA Interference: From Bench to Clinical Translation” and “Immuno-Oncology Textbook.”

Dr. Ichim is an ad-hoc editor and sits on several editorial boards. Dr. Ichim is inventor on over 100 patents and patent applications. Dr. Ichim has extensive experience with stem cell therapy and cellular product development through FDA regulatory pathways. Dr. Ichim spent over 7 years as the President and Chief Scientific Officer of Medistem, developing and commercializing a novel stem cell, the Endometrial Regenerative Cell, through drug discovery, optimization, preclinical testing, IND filing, and up through Phase II clinical trials with the FDA. Dr. Ichim has extensive experience in product development, regulatory filings, and business development.

Dr. Ichim has a BSc in Biology from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, an MSc in Microbiology and Immunology a University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Sciences Arts and Technology, Olveston Monserrat.

 

 

James Veltmeyer, MD

 

Dr. Veltmeyer is a board-certified family physician in La Mesa, California. He is a member of the San Diego Critical Care Medical Group, has been elected for four years (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018) by his colleagues in the San Diego County Medical Society as a “Physician of Exceptional Excellence,” the most prestigious honor awarded “Top Doctor” in San Diego County. He is among a select group of San Diego physicians who was chosen four of the last fifteen years and consistently ranks in the top 1% to 2% for patient satisfaction. He is currently the Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Sharp Grossmont Hospital where he provides senior leadership to over 200 doctors.

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