Jennifer Elisseeff joins TEDCO board of directors

Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Jennifer Elisseeff, professor of biomedical engineering, to the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) board of directors.

Elisseeff is also the director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. In 2004, she co-founded Cartilix, Inc., a startup that translated adhesive and biomaterial technologies for treating orthopedic disease, which was acquired by Biomet, Inc. in 2009. Elisseeff founded a second startup called Aegeris Soft Tissue, which focuses on soft tissue regeneration and wound healing.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Elisseeff to TEDCO’s board of directors,” said Newt Fowler, TEDCO Board Chair. “Our goal is to provide the support and resources to TEDCO executives, helping them continue to spur economic development and remain as the go-to funding source for Maryland start-up companies. Dr. Elisseeff’s experience and insight not only as a leading researcher but as an entrepreneur involved in many biotech companies located on both the East and West coasts, will prove an incredible benefit not only to TEDCO but more importantly to our life science companies.”

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