Company hires for executive jobs in Chicago
Posted on April 17, 2011
A company has announced it has filled a key hire for executive jobs in Chicago.
Stem Cell Assurance, Inc. (SCLZ) has announced that Francisco J. Silva has been hired as its Vice President of Research and Development. Mr. Silva is expected to play a key role in leading the company’s laboratory biological tool initiative and by developing a product portfolio targeted to meet the demands of large pharmaceutical companies’ drug discovery and development platforms.
Since 2007, Mr. Silva has served as CEO of DV Biologics LLC, and as President of DV Biosciences LLC, companies engaged in the commercialization of human based biologics for both research and therapeutic applications. Mr. Silva’s experience includes a previous position as VP of Research and Development for PrimeGen Biotech LLC, where he was responsible for developing the company’s cell based platforms. He has held teaching positions at Cal State Polytechnic University and was a reviewer for the Cell Transplantation journal. He is also a published author and presenter on the subject of stem cells, is a member of the International Society of Cell Therapy Cell Commercialization Committee, and holds multiple stem cell patents.
Mark Weinreb, CEO of Stem Cell Assurance, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Silva to the Stem Cell Assurance team, bringing with him an accomplished scientific career. His leadership within the biological tool field allows for the Company to utilize his contacts and skills for potential near term revenue while the company develops its long term growth plan.”
Mr. Silva commented, “I’m very excited about joining Stem Cell Assurance and to help the Company begin its path to developing new and innovative cell-based opportunities and technology. I look forward to establishing a world class laboratory to expand our stem cell development and therapeutic programs, in addition to developing intellectual property.”