For RevBio, the revolution started here, in Massachusetts. It also started in nature with bio-inspiration from an amazing marine animal known as the Sandcastle Worm. Headquartered in Lowell, the company includes an extensive team of scientists, engineers, and clinicians who have reverse engineered a mineral-organic compound into a patented bioadhesive with an extensive platform of bone repair applications. A MassChallenge start-up accelerator alum, RevBio has won over 10 grants, received multiple patents, and is conducting its first-in-human clinical trial on its biomimetic bone adhesive.
Chief Executive Officer
Brian has fifteen years of medical device development experience and was the recipient of the 2010 Innovator of the Year Award at Stryker Corporation where he was the co-inventor of the Tetranite bone adhesive technology. While at Stryker, Brian also developed and launched HydroSet™, a synthetic bone substitute, which is a key predicate to LaunchPad Medical’s Tetranite technology. Most recently, Brian was the Chief Technology Officer at InVivo Therapeutics. Brian is co-inventor of over ten patents and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the UW-Madison and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
D. Grayson Allen
Chief Operations Officer & CFO
Grayson has served as the Chief Financial Officer at AeroSat Corporation, North American Industries, and, most recently, has served as an interim CFO for multiple organizations as an Engagement Partner with Tatum, a management consulting firm. His past interim CFO engagements include working with several diagnostics, medical device, and healthcare companies. He has over sixteen years of experience in providing strategic financial leadership, creating and managing finance teams, implementing the infrastructure and processes necessary for rapid growth and expansion, and has raised over $120 million in cumulative investment capital during his career to date. Grayson also has previous venture capital experience and received his BA from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
George Kay, DMD
Chief Scientific Officer
George has been a teaching clinical faculty member at Harvard School of Dental Medicine for over 30 years, currently teaching in the Advanced Graduate Prosthodontics and Periodontology programs. He has been involved in both clinical and basic science research in material science and dental implants and is an inventor with several patents to his credit. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Implant Dentistry and has lectured extensively on bone grafting and implants in the USA and abroad. Dr. Kay holds a Sc.B. in Biochemistry from Brown University (1976), and D.M.D. (1980) and M.M.Sc. in Oral Biology (1984) from Harvard University.
Kevin Foley, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Foley is a professor of neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, and biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. He serves as chairman of Semmes- Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute. Dr. Foley completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1985. Following residency, Dr. Foley served as chief of neurosurgery at Tripler Army Medical Center and chief of neurosurgery and chairman of the neurosurgical residency training program at Walter Reed Medical Center. In 1992, Dr. Foley left the military to enter private practice and pursue an academic career. In addition to a full-time surgery practice, Dr. Foley has authored more than 35 book chapters and more than 130 journal publications. Dr. Foley has been granted more than 150 patents by the USPTO and invented many of the tools and techniques that have enabled modern minimally invasive spine surgery. He was recently awarded the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Cushing Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Neurosurgery.
Chris Snyder, DVM DAVDC
Dr. Chris Snyder is a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. He is also a Founding Fellow, AVDC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Currently, Dr. Snyder is a Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery, in the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Snyder publishes his extensive research on the topic of oral and maxillofacial trauma repair. Most recently, he co-authored Biomechanical Testing of a Calcium Phosphate-Phosphoserine Based Mineral-Organic Adhesive for Non-Invasive Fracture Repair of Mandibular Fractures in Dogs—for Frontiers In Veterinary Science. For the past 5 years, Dr. Snyder has been a Board Member at Large at the AVDC. A member of the Teaching Faculty at AO Vet North America, he is also the Course Chair and serves on the AO Vet Education Committee. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Providence College and received his DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. As a member of RevBio Animal Health’s Veterinary Advisory Board, he assists in designing clinical research for the range of applications where Tetranite Vet can best enhance and expedite bone healing.
HUMAN DENTAL BOARD OF ADVISORS
David L. Cochran, DDS, PhD, MMSci
Dr. Cochran currently serves as the chairman of the Department of Periodontics at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry. Prior to his appointment at San Antonio, Dr. Cochran was director of Postgraduate Periodontics at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Cochran is a member of many professional dental organizations and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentistry and the International College of Dentistry. Dr. Cochran has published numerous scientific articles and abstracts on various periodontal, biochemistry, and implant topics. He has received awards for his research work at both the national and international levels. Dr. Cochran received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and received his DDS, MS and PhD in Biochemistry from the Medical College of Virginia. He was trained in Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he also obtained a second master’s degree. He recently received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bern in Switzerland.
Joseph P. Fiorellini, DMD, DMSc
Dr. Fiorellini joined Penn Dental Medicine in 2005, serving as Chair of the Department and Director of the Postdoctoral Periodontics Program through June 2015. Prior to joining Penn Dental Medicine, Dr. Fiorellini was at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he served as Vice Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity; Head of the Division of Periodontology; and Program Director of Periodontology. His areas of research include the relationship of genetics and periodontal disease and studies related to periodontal regeneration and implantology. Dr. Fiorellini currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Periodontology, the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants and the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has authored more than 50 manuscripts, reviews, and textbook chapters.