Sector Expert: Michael May
Michael May is president and chief executive officer of the Centre for the Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM). Prior to CCRM, he was president, chief operating officer and cofounder of Rimon Therapeutics Ltd., a Toronto-based regenerative medicine company developing novel medical polymers that possess druglike activity. May completed his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the University of Toronto in 1998 as a NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Scholar, and was awarded the Martin Walmsley Fellowship for Technological Entrepreneurship. May sits on a number of boards and advisory committees, including MaRS Innovation, the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, 20/20 Vision and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto.
There's a new kind of incubator in town. The Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) is a Canadian nonprofit that fosters hands-on association between academia, government, industry and investors to grow stem cell and regenerative medicine companies from the ground up. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, CCRM President and CEO Michael May guides us through the process that brings ideas out of academia and adds the essential nurturing elements to get startups off the ground and into commercial development. Along the way, he mentions a few names that may interest investors.