Located in the University Research Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, Alucent Biomedical is a privately held biotechnology company founded to transform the way vascular disease is treated, naturally.
Alucent Biomedical is developing a potential breakthrough combination drug-device therapy for vascular disease called Natural Vascular Scaffolding™ (NVS). NVS is a first-of-a-kind combination drug-device therapy designed to assist the body in naturally opening and maintaining arterial patency.
The first indication the company is seeking for NVS is the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD).
NVS was developed by Alumend, LLC, a research and development company owned by Avera Health.
Myles Greenberg, M.D.
President & CEO
Dr. Myles Greenberg comes to Alucent Biomedical with more than 20 years of experience in growing healthcare, medical technology and life sciences firms as an entrepreneur, operating executive, board member, clinician and investor.
Ron Utecht, Ph.D.
Dr. Ron Utecht oversees the scientific direction for Alumend, the technology development company responsible for the inception of the NVS Therapy. He has more than 30 years of experience in product development effectively tailoring novel chemistries to targeted applications. He invented the novel photochemistrywhich forms the NVS Therapy.
Krishna Rocha-Singh, M.D.
Chief Medical Advisor
Dr. Krishna Rocha-Singh is chief scientific officer for Prairie Heart Institute at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. In addition, he is a current co-founding board member of Vascular InterVentional Advances (VIVA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine and intervention through education and research.
Vice President of Clinical Affairs
Hank Hauser has 25 years of medical device experience, beginning as a radiology and cardiovascular technician in the cardiology catheterization lab before moving into a clinical research field role. Most recently, Hauser served as the global vice president of clinical operations for Keystone Heart, a cerebral embolic protection device company.
Katalin Kauser, MD, PhD, DSc
Vice President, Head of Biology
Dr. Katalin Kauser joined Alucent Biomedical after 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, specializing in cardiovascular research aimed at developing innovative therapeutics for treating ischemic cardiac disease, atherosclerosis, systemic hypertension, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, heart failure, and hematologic disorders.
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Bruce Krattenmaker has deep experience leading global regulatory and clinical affairs for start-up and large medical device companies. Krattenmaker has a legacy of new and creative approaches to gaining swift approvals for medical device technology.
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Scott Mayfield brings more than 20 years of experience managing finance, accounting and human resources for growing life science companies funded by venture capital, private equity and angel investors.
Vice President of Research & Development
Steve Tyler brings to Alucent over 20 years of experience developing cutting-edge medical devices, including complex catheters, cardiovascular implants and wearable technology. Most recently, Tyler served as head of product development at Profusa, where he was instrumental in developing a ground-breaking biosensor and wearable reader used to measure tissue oxygen.
Kevin Warner, Ph.D.
Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development
Dr. Kevin Warner joined Alucent Biomedical from Allergan, Inc. where he held roles of increasing responsibility in product development, including serving most recently as the director of small molecule development where he lead formulation development activities in support of clinical studies and commercialization.
Justin Barrett has nearly 20 years of experience as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. He joined Alucent Biomedical from Teva Pharmaceuticals where he held the position of Research and Development Senior Scientist. Barrett holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Florida.
Senior Principal Engineer
RB Hayes joined Alucent Biomedical with more than 15 years of engineering experience and more than eight years of medical device research and development experience. He previously held senior research and development engineering positions with Edwards Lifesciences, C.R. Bard and with multiple medical device startup companies. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Utah State University.
D H Perkins
Senior Principal Engineer
D H Perkins comes to Alucent Biomedical with more than 30 years of experience in medical device research and development. His experience is primarily in the design and commercialization of catheters and delivery systems for the critical care, interventional cardiology, gastrointestinal, urology, interventional radiology and vascular access markets.
Senior Principal Engineer
Robert Scott brings more than 20 years of engineering experience to Alucent Biomedical. His experience ranges from developing products in the dentistry field, to centrifuge technologies to support water and food security testing. He also has experience with next-generation thermal surgical tools for the cutting and coagulation of tissue. Scott’s work has been instrumental in bringing various products from concept to market. He holds five patents, with seven more pending. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah.
Biology Research Associate
Blake Anderson joined Alucent Biomedical with more than 16 years of experience in histology in both the clinical and research settings. Most recently, Anderson served as a field applications specialist for immunohistochemical and histochemical staining techniques. Previously, Anderson served as the director of a research-only histology laboratory. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Utah and HTL(ASCP) certificate.
Julie Logan has more than 20 years of experience in the cardiovascular field conducting clinical trials, developing cutting-edge cardiovascular products and performing complex coronary, vascular and structural interventions.
With more than 20 years of Executive Assistant experience, Suzanne Kleinsmith most recently worked in the Global Health Group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, supporting key charitable efforts related to infectious disease. Prior to that, she served as the Executive Assistant to the President of Expedia and held various roles at MetroPCS. Originally from Texas, Kleinsmith started her career at SABRE technologies, supporting their travel solution with American Airlines.