Joseph Firca, Ph.D., COO & Board Vice-President
Dr. Firca is a seasoned R&D executive with over 30 years of experience. he was previously Associate Director of Corporate Relations, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University. He also concurrently serves as Chairman of the Board (and was co-founder) of StableBody Technologies, LLC, which offer solutions to stabilize proteins used in the diagnostic and therapeutic markets and as Advisory Director of Momentum Captial Partners, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm. He previously held senior executive positions at several companies, including CarePoint, Baxter International Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Ophidian Pharmaceuticals, Inc., BioArray Solutions, Ltd. and Nanosphere, Inc.
Dr. Firca is guiding the Company on collaborations with other pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies that are currently interested in licensing the IVDxTx platform. He has published many peer-reviewed scientific articles and is a co-inventor on several U.S. patents. Dr. Firca received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S. in Microbiology from Duquesne University, and a B.S. in Biology from Xavier University.