We are a multidisciplinary team of scientists and entrepreneurs who apply their knowledge in the development of innovative technologies in the health segment, thus improving people's quality of life.
Janice Koepp, Dr. Sc.
A pharmacist (UNIVALI, 1996), with a doctor’s degree in Pharmacology (UFSC, 2005), she is an expert in pre-clinical pharmacology and in the development of biomaterials for cell therapies and biological products. Before joining Biocelltis, Dr. Koepp held managerial positions at Institut Heliopolis at the École des Mines in Saint-Étienne, France. Dr. Koepp has a post-doctorate in Pharmacology and in Tissue Engineering, both from UFSC, in Florianópolis, Brazil
Fernanda Vieira Berti, Dr. Eng.
Doctor in Chemical Engineering (UFSC, 2012). She has a post-doctorate from the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (3B’s Institute, 2013-2015). She is the founding partner of company Vetherapy (San Francisco-CA, 2018), which was chosen by IndieBio (Silicon Valley), the largest acceleration program for biotechnological start-up companies in the world. She is an expert in the development of biotechnological products aimed at vascularizing human organs and tissues, and at controlling tumor progression.
Luismar Marques Porto, Ph.D.
A chemical engineer (FURB, 1980), with a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry (UFSC / COPPE-UFRJ, 1985), a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Northwestern University, USA, 1993), Visiting Scholar at the University of Queensland (Australia, 2001-2002), and Visiting Scientist at the Harvard–MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (USA, 2007-2010). Specialties: Systems biology, Tissue engineering, Applied genomics, Reaction engineering. Santa Catarina State Innovation Award (Stemmer Award - Innovation Protagonist, 2011).
Carlos Renato Rambo, D.Sc.
Carlos Renato Rambo, D.Sc. A physicist with a doctor degree in Materials Science and Engineering from USP (2001) and a post-doctorate from Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. He has extensive experience in RD&I project management in the areas of biomaterials synthesis and characterization, nanotechnology and tissue engineering. He works in the development of new technologies for the area of biomedical materials.
Fabio Henrique Speck, Eng
An investor, inspirational figure and a visionary with significant business acumen and proven ability to make contributions at the highest level. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Innovation Management from École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France (EMSE-SE). He has an MBA in Marketing from FGV. Founding director of Speck Construções e Empreendimentos Ltda.
Gelson Luis Rostirolla
Gelson is a renowned executive in the business management segment; his is a director at several companies in Brazil and abroad, as well as working as Chief Family Officer for a traditional family in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Accounting Sciences, and MBAs in corporate acquisitions, mergers and IPO processes, general management and corporate governance.