Andrew Cothrel, CEO

Mr. Cothrel has 25+ years in medtech general management, development/commercialization, operations, and strategy.  After starting at Abbott Laboratories, he rose to a VP/corporate officer role with Roche prior to founding Blue Marble Medical, where he has had CEO roles at 4 medtech newcos and taken governance or advisory roles in many others. 

Dan von Allmen MD, Chief Medical Adviser

 Dr. von Allmen is the Surgeon-in-Chief; Lester W. Martin Chair of Pediatric Surgery and Senior Vice President, Surgical Services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where he also holds an academic appointment as  a Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Surgery.  Dr. von Allmen's special clinical interests include pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, surgical innovation, and surgical robotics. He conceived the FIND system. 

Hugo Guterman PhD, Technical Adviser

 Dr. Guterman is with Ben Gurion University where he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Researcher in  Agricultural, Biological, and Cognitive robotics.  He is an expert in autonomous robotics and is the technical visionary behind bringing Dr. von Allmen's concept to life. 

About Us

John Rice, Chairman

Director of life sciences at CincyTech, Dr. Rice has 27 years of venture investing and 13 years of research and R&D management experience in biomedical science. John has been co-founder and Managing Partner of Triathlon Medical Ventures; a Managing Director of Senmed Medical Ventures; and involved in research, research management, and business development with Battelle Memorial Institute. John serves on the Boards of Aerpio Therapeutics, Eccrine Systems, and is Chairman of Airway Therapeutics. 

Jennifer Dauer, Director

Ms. Dauer is the Sr. Vice President, Strategy and Growth at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). As part of her role, she helps lead the Center for Technology Commercialization, translating discoveries into improved care for children via R&D partnerships, licensing, and creating start-up companies. Prior to CCHMC she had a long and successful career with Procter and Gamble, culminating in a VP/GM, New Business Creation role. Ms. Dauer represents CCHMC on Xact's Board.

Netta Cohen, Director

Mr. Cohen is the  CEO of BGN Technologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University. Prior to his role at BGN, Netta  was the Director of Pharma Israel, the Multinational Pharmaceutical Companies Association; Director Finance & Business Development at Novartis Consumer Health and Gerber Baby food in Israel; and he held a VP role preceded by a number of managerial positions at Vitamed Pharmaceutical Industries.  Mr. Cohen represent BGN on Xact's Board.