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Eduardo Cruz – CEO

Founder and partner of Cellpraxis, he is also a member of the board of Axis Biotec Farmacêutica SA, a company of the same group and focused on translating research into innovative products and services in the health sector and nationalizing the production of biological drugs, of monoclonal antibodies to cancer therapy. Launched companies and products that have become leaders in its segment: Cryopraxis, the first and largest stem cell bank in Brazil; Silvestre Labs, Pharmaceutical industry winner of the Finep Award for Innovation and the Brazilian Innovation Index; Rexaderm USA, a company focused on the development of biomaterials in the United States; and PharmaPraxis, a platform for expression of recombinant proteins in plants. He is a holder of patents and trademarks, having started his R & D trajectory in the 1990s, developing medicines such as Dermazine and Dermacerium and coordinating the incorporation of research groups into the biomaterials, bone grafts, oral health products and technologies Regenerative Medicine and stem cells.

 

Carolina Cruz – Medical Director

He holds a medical degree from Estácio de Sá University and a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, as well as a Biophysics, both from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has experience in academic research and also as a scientific consultant for PharmaPraxis and Axis Biotec.

 

Maria Helena Nicola – Scientific Advisor

He holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a degree in Biological Sciences from Santa Úrsula University, a specialization in Immunology from PAHO / WHO, a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a PhD in Science By the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Full Professor of Biochemistry and Advanced Cell Biology from the Federal Institute of Science and Technology Education of Rio de Janeiro from 1985 to 2006. She is also a scientific advisor in the research and development division of Cryopraxis Criobiologia Ltda. He has experience in the field of experimental human and animal cell biology, with emphasis on breast cancer, extra-medullary hematopoiesis, blood and human umbilical cord tissue, obtaining, culture and expansion of animal and human cells from different sources in vitro.

 

Janaina Machado – Technical Director

He holds a degree in Pharmacy, a Masters in Morphological Sciences and a PhD in Medicine (Radiology) – all degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has experience in the area of ​​cryogenics and cell manipulation with mastery of processing, cultivation and cryoperservation techniques. He is also the production manager of Cryopraxis, responsible for the cellular manipulation of the company’s research sector, and leading different research projects in the field of stem cell therapy.

 

Nelson Hossne – Medical Consultant

He holds a medical degree from the Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo, a doctorate in Sciences, in the area of ​​Cardiovascular Surgery, from the Paulista School of Medicine of the Federal University of São Paulo, together with the University of South Florida. He is an adjunct professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo, where he is also a doctor, who is responsible for the Cellular Therapy Sector of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department and is jointly responsible for the Arrhythmias and Cardiovascular Surgery Pacemakers Sector. He has experience in the area of ​​Medicine, with emphasis in Cardiovascular Surgery, working mainly in the sub-areas of Cell Therapy, Regenerative Medicine, Coronary Failure, Arrhythmias and Pacemakers.

 

Patricia Ribeiro – Regulatory Affairs Manager

She holds a degree in Industrial Pharmacy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and holds a master’s degree in Management Systems, Specialist in Quality Management, Industrial Processes and Regulatory Affairs Auditing. He is also currently Regulatory Affairs manager at Silvestre Labs, having also experience in Pharmacy, with emphasis on Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, Project Development and Management, Intellectual Property, Import and Export.

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