Novanex Team

Hock S Tan, Ph. D., CEO
Dr. Tan has 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical product development, with expertise in medical device and drug delivery system. He has experience in research and development, business development, process engineering, project management and product commercialization.

He founded Bionex Pharmaceuticals LLC, and under his leadership, Bionex received four SBIR awards from NIH and two small business awards from New Jersey State. He has worked for Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Laboratories and Xerox Corporation. He holds eight U.S. patents

Zongyan He, Ph. D., CTO
Dr. He is a professional inventor, holding over 30 international patents. He earned his Ph. D. from Tsinghua University and was a faculty member in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Drexel University. Since 2002, he has worked full time on his inventions.

Since then, he has invented a series of oil-fume detecting devices, which became China’s new industry standard. He has also invented air purification devices for cars, homes and offices, which are currently being sold in China. Other inventions include a breast self-exam device, a self-exam device for the condition of blood vessels, and a series of microorganism detecting devices.

Dr. He began his research on non-invasive glucose monitor systems in 2001. For over 10 years, he has done extensive research and experiments in this area. He believes that the new technique will provide a non-invasive device that will bring a pain-free, easy-to-use glucose monitoring device to millions of diabetes patients.

Mark J. Suseck, COO
Mark is a senior level global marketing, sales, and license and acquisition leader with demonstrated results in biotech, pharmaceutical, and specialty medical device markets. He has been successful in leading new market efforts for both Johnson & Johnson and sanofi-aventis in central nervous system disorders, oncology, diabetes, minimally invasive instrumentation, and absorbable implants.

These efforts focused on the physician, consumer, payer, and administrator and have produced over $700MM in revenue growth, with net return on sales of 20 – 30%.

In addition to his marketing experience, he has led growth in field sales organizations with responsibility for 75 people and $350MM in annual revenue, and led business development teams to successfully value, source and integrate license and acquisition efforts up to $1B. Positions held with Johnson & Johnson and sanofi-aventis include Sales Representative, District Manager, Product Director, Director of Business Development, Regional Business Director, Director International Market Development, Senior Director of Marketing, and Executive Director Worldwide Strategic Marketing.

Mark earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Rutgers College, with minors in Philosophy and Education. He also completed the Executive Management Program in residence at the University of Michigan Business School. Mark is a Certified Six Sigma Process Excellence Black Belt, and has contributed as a faculty presenter at the J&J Marketing Excellence Program, Guest Speaker for the Best Practices Institute(Customer Engagement, Marketing Return on Investment), and is a former member and program director for the Conference Board Council of Marketing Executives.

Connie Chen, Ph. D., CFO
Dr. Chen is director for professional consulting at a small technical company for the past 14 years, working in sales, marketing and consulting. She has been working to get the initial funding for Novanex Inc.

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