Our Mission

FreMon Scientific is dedicated to the safe and efficient processing and use of lifesaving blood, plasma and tissue products. FreMon Scientific creates platforms and devices that are easy to use, fast, low cost and that enable inventory management. Improving patient safety and outcomes are our most critical business goals.

History

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The FreMon Scientific founders have decades of experience in the development of patented biomedical devices including blood processing, cryopreservation, imaging and management systems, among other fields.

The co-founders have formed and managed medical enterprises valued over $100MM during their long tenures in the healthcare industry.

Team

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Jeff Lersch

Chief Executive Officer
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Jeff Lersch is an accomplished Med Tech Executive with over 30 years of senior leadership experience. For the past 22 years he was an integral part of the executive leadership team at KARL STORZ Endoscopy, a global medical device firm. Prior to that, he spent 13 years working in various commercial roles for Kendall Healthcare and Tyco healthcare. Jeff is a proud Pittsburgh native who graduated with a marketing degree from Indiana University of PA.

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Andrew Wolf

Chief Operating Officer
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Andrew has 16+ years of experience in the medical device space. He served as a Senior Group Manager at NuVasive, a $1B medical device company. After NuVasive, Andrew joined Accelus, a surgical technologies company focused on minimally invasive surgery, as COO and CSO. He assisted in fundraising, built the core company operational infrastructure, led marketing and development, regulatory, and operations. Andrew has a BS in Finance from San Diego State University, holds several patents across multiple products, and has consulted for numerous companies.

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Frederick J. Thacher

Co-Founder
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Fred has 35+ years of medical service and device experience where he developed and expanded specialty health facilities in the US and Europe. He served as a logistics consultant at AliMed Corp. He was a consultant of International Business Development at Thermogenesis Corp. where he built and serviced a distribution network of partners in the EU, Middle East, Asia and Africa. He has a B.S. degree from Boston University, a Certificate in Finance from Stanford University and Certificate in Planning from the Wharton School. Fred is a veteran awarded a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Air Medal.

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Moni Shavit

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer
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An engineer with 35+ years of experience in business and technology development, marketing, R&D and engineering of medical devices and systems, Moni held positions as VP of R&D in ThermoGenesis Corp., Sr. Director of engineering at BioGenics Corp, VP of R&D & BD at MediVision Medical Imaging systems and VP of R&D at AFP Imaging Corp. Moni earned his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in electronics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Moni is a co-author of several patents in medical devices and is credited with the development of more than 20 medical devices in imaging, blood banking and cardiovascular clinical use.

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Michael Brower

Advisory Chief Financial Officer

Michael Brower, CFO Advisor, Over 30 years of experience in various consumer product markets. Executive roles with skincare brands Suneva Medical, MDRejuvena, Senté; Odyssey Golf which achieved a #1 global market share position and exited through sale to Callaway Golf for $130 million, Orange 21 (Spy Optics) where he led an oversubscribed IPO, Gunnar Optiks a technical eyewear brand. He began his career at KPMG where he earned his CPA license. Board advisor for several consumer product companies. MBA University of San Diego, undergraduate degree from Chico State.

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Linda Fabian

National Accounts Director

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With more than 25+ years as a sales and healthcare executive, Linda has been involved in the Insurance and Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) industries. Linda has a medical background with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and maintains a Registered Pharmacist license in the State of Arizona. She has worked for a number of startup companies and has led their sales growth. Linda was instrumental in the development of FlexRx, a mail order pharmacy operation, which was ultimately acquired by Merck-Medco. Throughout her career, Linda has been involved in all aspects of sales, marketing, and administration. Linda is excited to share the revolutionary technology that the ZipThaw device brings to accounts nationwide. Linda resides in Scottsdale, Arizona

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William Davey

VP, Product Management and Design

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Will Davey is a clinical lab and blood banking specialist with deep industry knowledge and experience. He worked over 10 years in medical center and hospital blood banks, 15 years with the American Red Cross in blood center operations including recruitment, automated collection and apheresis, component manufacturing and quality control. He also served for several years with TerumoBCT on the vendor side as Global Product Manager for the Trima apheresis device and automated Whole Blood Separation systems. Most recently, Will worked for over 8 years at the San Diego Blood Bank overseeing component manufacturing, lean systems design and development and research services. Will has a BA in Biological Science, BS in Clinical Laboratory Medicine and Medical Technology, and an MBA in Marketing and Business Operations. All from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

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Michael Couris, MD

Board of Directors

Michael Couris MD is a native of Kingston, New York and a 1988 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an SB in Biology. He attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine on a US Navy Health Professions Scholarship, graduating in 1992. From there, Dr. Couris interned in General Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He trained as a Naval Flight Surgeon and then was assigned to the Third Marine Aircraft Wing in Tustin, CA. He deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard USS Peleliu and in Kuwait supporting Operation Southern Watch. Following a residency in ophthalmology in San Diego, he finished his Navy career in Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Couris returned to San Diego where he opened his now 20 year-old private practice at Vision Care and Correction of San Diego. Dr. Couris has assumed leadership roles in organized medicine and currently serves as the CFO of Mercy Physicians Medical Group and as President of Scripps Mercy Physician Partners.

Advisory Board

Our Professional Advisory Board has extensive experience in medical practice, medical device development, blood, plasma and stem cell use, blood banking and transfusion medicine. They advise FreMon Scientific on quality control, features, customer use, requirements and practical applications.
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Dr. Theodore T. Sand

Ph.D., PAB Member
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Dr. Sand is VP of Research & Regulatory Affairs for Greyledge Technologies of Vail, Co. He has extensive experience in evaluation and acquisition of blood science technology, has 12 patents and 13 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Sand received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota, served a postdoc at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, Ca and received his BS at the University of Minnesota.

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Dr. Shreya Sood

M.D.

Dr. Sood is a pediatric radiologist and instructor at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School with clinical, teaching and research experience. She enjoys combining principles within medicine with the biotech industry. She also participates in projects dealing with healthcare innovation and volunteers in international outreach.  She is involved in quality initiatives, healthcare-related consulting roles, and offers second opinion reads. She received her M.D. from Yale School of Medicine and a B.A. from Cornell University.

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Dr. Rania Ahmed

M.D.

Dr. Ahmed has more than 15 years of experience in the blood banking, cord blood banking, stem cell processing and general medical arenas. She is the co-founder of StemHealth, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed was Project Manager for Stem-Health, Athens, Greece; Regional Marketing Representative for MAK-System in Paris, France and marketing manager for the Egyptian National Blood Transfusion Services, Cairo, Egypt. She received her medical degree from the Kasr El-Aini Medical School, Cairo University and her MBA from the Hult International Business School. She resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is fluent in Arabic, French, English, Hindi and Spanish.

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Dr. Yael Shechter

Ph.D, Biochemistry

Dr. Yael Shechter is the former head of the prestigious Magen David Adom Blood Services, the Israeli equivalent of the American Red Cross. She completed a PhD in Biochemistry at Iowa State University. She went on to become a faculty member at the Rapport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion in Israel, in the Biochemistry department. She also taught at the Georgetown University Biochemistry department, and then moved back to Israel, to become the director of the blood bank at Haifa’s Ramban Health Care Campus, one of the country’s largest hospitals. Her long-term directorship included a unit for therapeutic Plasmapheresis and stem cell collection and freezing, and a laboratory for platelet Immunology. After a 26-year career at Rambam, Dr. Shechter become the head of Magen David Adom Blood Services.

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Dr. Roscoe Moore

Former Asst. US Surgeon General and Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service (Ret.)

Until his retirement, Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. served with the US Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was responsible for global development support within the Office of the Secretary, HHS, with primary emphasis on Continental Africa and other countries. He was the principal liaison person between the HHS and Ministries of Health in Africa.

Dr. Moore received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University); his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan; and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University. He was awarded the Doctor of Science degree (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his distinguished public health career by Tuskegee University.
Dr. Moore was a career officer within the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) entering with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and rising to the rank of Assistant United States Surgeon General (Rear Admiral, USPHS) within the Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS. He was selected as Chief Veterinary Medical Officer, USPHS, by Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.

Board of Directors

Fred Thacher

Dr. Jocelyn Carter

Moni Shavit

Dr. Michael Couris

Jeff Lersch

Professional Support

LAW FIRM
Procopio LLP
Provides corporate
legal services and support.

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ACCOUNTING FIRM
Baker Tilly
Provides audit, tax and review services.

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MARKETING AGENCY
Thacher Interactive
Zachary Thacher, Principal
Provides print, digital, and social marketing.

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