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.
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.
Farideh Z. Bischoff, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer LinkedIn | Email
Farideh Bischoff received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from University of Texas Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences (Houston, TX) followed by postdoctoral training at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine. She is clinically trained and a recognized expert in human molecular genetics and cytogenetic; and has served as a full-time professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. With over 300 papers/chapters published, Farideh has made significant contributions to the research and clinical fields of prenatal diagnosis, oncology, infertility and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Linda Holder is a seasoned executive with over 30 years in the C-suite, acting primarily as CFO, but also holding the positions of COO and CMO. Her background includes a successful career both in the Corporate and Non-profit arenas, from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar businesses. She is known for her results-driven and “hands-on” approach in strategic and operational leadership working with all aspects of the business while simultaneously building working relationships. She has lived and worked in Singapore for three years and in Germany and Austria for 5 years. Her expertise includes operations, mergers and acquisitions, finance, accounting, business development, and standing up a business, but her passion is in helping businesses achieve their goals.
National Accounts Director
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
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.
Norm Miller, Ph.D.
Board of Directors
Norm Miller is the Hahn Chair and Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego, and Vice-President of the Homer Hoyt Institute, a think tank of global urban economic scholars and industry research directors. His PhD is from the Finance Department of the Ohio State University. He has taught and guest lectured globally. Prior to joining USD, he was a Professor at the University of Cincinnati. He also advises on the management of private wealth in real estate and stock portfolios, and serves on several advisory boards. He has consulted for several trade associations and private firms and endowments providing economic outlooks and investment strategies. He has been a valuation expert for the FDIC and has been a frequent speaker to trade associations.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Shreya Sood
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.
Dr. Rania Ahmed
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.
Dr. Carter has extensive medical, clinical and research experience and is currently with the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She serves on the Harvard Club Board of Directors and the Bentley University Arts and Sciences Board of Directors. She received her M.D. at the University of Illinois School of Medicine; an MPH from Dartmouth Medical School and a B.A. from Harvard University.
Dr. Yael Shechter
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.
LAW FIRM Cooley LLP
Provides corporate legal services and support.