“I am honored and excited to be a part of the BioTime team. It is especially gratifying to be working with BioTime’s partner LifeMap Sciences, Inc. and their unique and powerful on-line integrated database suite for genomic, biomedical and stem cell research. This in-depth database suite, linked to BioTime’s unique PureStem™ lines of standardized human progenitor cells, gives researchers a comprehensive set of tools to study human embryonic development and stem cell biology. Medical research has always depended upon the availability of standardized research products and information, and BioTime and LifeMap have become leaders in consolidating biomedical information with standardized stem cells.”
Mr. Janus was most recently Senior Vice President of Operations at International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO), where he led the company to discover a process known as parthenogenesis resulting in functional human pluripotent stem cells without the use of fertilized human embryos, and was previously the CEO and founder of Lifeline Cell Technology, LLC, a subsidiary of ISCO. Prior to that, he was a member of the founding team that created Clonetics Corporation and the Clonetics brand of primary human cell products. In addition to his extensive experience in developing and selling cell-based products to the research market, Mr. Janus has led teams of scientists both internally and through external domestic and international collaborations with major academic institutions to conduct research. He has grown several biotechnology companies from the ground up, from licensing or patenting intellectual property, to building teams to develop, manufacture and market products profitably. He has a deep understanding of the process of creating and managing teams and has used the strategic planning process to great success.