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Robert Calcaterra

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As a Principal Advisor, Dr. Calcaterra provides strategic and business advice to recipients of federal grants from the NIH, USDA, NOAA and DOE. Additionally, he also serves as a subject…

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Tania Fernandez

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As a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Program and the National Science Foundation Program, Dr. Fernandez brings to Larta deep domain expertise in the biotech and healthcare industry both…

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John Vassiliades

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As a registered practicing patent, technology, transactions, and corporate attorney, John has mentored nearly 300 companies with their IP strategies, negotiated and successfully closed several hundred domestic and international partnership…

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Jim Rose

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As a Principal Advisor in Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs Jim brings over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and investor. He primarily assists Larta entrepreneurs working on healthcare IT…

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Susan Rowinski

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As an Expert Resource in Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs since 2008, Susan mentors entrepreneurs on matters related to strategic and tactical reimbursement planning & implementation for companies developing or selling…

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Xiao-Wei Zhu

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Xiao-Wei Zhu (“Wei”) is a Commercialization Advisor for SBIR grantee companies with phase I and phase II awards from NSF, NIST, NIH, and DOE, help awardees build business models with…

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Mark Klopp

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Mark is a Principal Advisor for Larta Institute. He has years of experience in financial issues & business modeling, IP & market strategy, and strategic business planning. Mark has mentored…

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Luis Jimenez

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Luis is an Expert Resource for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. He is an innovator, passionate entrepreneur, and life-sciences executive. His experience includes operations, quality control in cGMP manufacturing, regulatory affairs…

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Ferey Faridian

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FEREY FARIDIAN Ferey has been involved with Larta for a good part of the last two decades to help startup CEOs raise funds from Government agencies. He specializes in…

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Dietrich Ruehlmann

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Dietrich Ruehlmann, PhD, MBA, is a Principal Advisor for Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs. With 15 years of experience in medical and laboratory technology development, commercialization and marketing, Dietrich has worked…

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