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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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Caleb Holt

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Caleb Holt is the founder and chairman at SAFE TECH, a membership-based 501c3 that works to commercialize technologies that enhance public safety, first responders, and our military. Additionally, he is…

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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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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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Lou Scarmoutzos

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As a Principal Advisor in Larta’s Commercialization Assistance Programs, Lou works extensively with Larta life sciences entrepreneurs. He is an expert in intellectual property, market strategy and strategic business planning….

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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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Farida Fotouhi

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Farida Fotouhi is President of Reality2, a marketing, branding, and creative agency she founded to help clients address new realities in the business environment. She has spent 30 years working…

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Brent Giles

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Brent is a Principal Advisor at Larta Institute. He brings 15 years of experience helping develop technology and strategy for companies of all sizes. He has strong technical expertise in…

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