TEDCo is comprised of an experienced and knowledgeable team of drug, device and diagnostic development experts, familiar with Michigan commercial, academic, government and economic development resources. Headed by Dr. Michael D. Witt, its personnel have managed virtual development projects of every size and scope in the complex world of life science product development. Through TEDCo's Advisory Board and Partners, the team is additionally supported by an elite cadre of Michigan-based advisors, consultants, IP attorneys, regulatory affairs experts and IT support personnel.
Dr. Witt has led TEDCo in a variety of medical product projects:
- An immunotherapy pancreatic cancer treatment, through clinical trials
- A non-familial breast cancer gene therapy agent
- Two rounds of a university-affiliated venture capital firm
- A series of university and research institutional-stage new chemical entities
- A diagnostic manufacturing facility
- The development of numerous early stage university-derived inventions.
CEO and President
Michael D. Witt, PharmD, JD
CEO and President
Dr. Witt is an experienced early-stage biomedical technology executive. Over the last 25 years, he has addressed many complex issues, ranging from negotiating international corporate transactions and license agreements, as well as building companies and raising money. He has worked in health care and life science policy development, biomedical ethics, FDA regulations, hospital and health care management, venture capital development, and non-profit corporation administration. He is an experienced organizational manager, particularly in university medical technologies and the life sciences industry. Currently, he serves as a lecturer in the School of Management at the University of Michigan’s Flint Campus.
From 2003-2006, Dr. Witt was Executive Director of MichBio, the industry trade association dedicated to growing the life science industry in the state of Michigan. Under Dr. Witt’s leadership, the association flourished, growing its membership from 70 to over 200 members, tripling the staff of the organization and more than doubling its operating budget. Prior to joining MichBio, he was CEO of vCure.com, Inc, a healthcare information and software company (Flint, MI). Dr. Witt was previously a healthcare attorney at Cox, Hodgman & Giarmarco of Troy, Michigan, and Warner & Stackpole, of Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Witt holds a PharmD from University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy and a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, California and Michigan. back to top
Jeff Wright has an array of sales experience in the life science and medical fields with knowledge of a variety of systems and devices. Recently, Mr. Wright worked closely with Dr. Michael Witt, Executive Director of MichBio, serving as the Director of Member Services for MichBio.
Mr. Wright was also Program Manager in charge of sales and marketing for of Monal Labs, Ultra-tech construction firm. His responsibilities included extensive feasibility studies for life-science companies that included programming, product flow, and special needs construction (Clean rooms to class 100, bio-hazard rooms to level III, etc.). Prior to that, he worked for MedCash/MedCash Access, a hospital/health care institution-consulting firm based out of St. Louis, MO. back to top
Jennie H. Patterson
Jennie H. Patterson is a knowledgeable Information Technology professional with more than a decade of experience in management of full life-cycle Web/e-commerce, client/server, imaging, and workflow technology projects. Her areas of expertise include project management, requirements planning and scope management, as well as system design, development and implementation.
Ms. Patterson has been involved in numerous successful technology projects throughout her professional career in both the public and private sectors. In addition to her work for the federal government, she has worked in the life science, health care, automotive, retailing, and insurance industries. Education credentials include a Masters of Science in Information Systems Technology from the George Washington University and a Bachelors of Science in Marketing, magna cum laude, from the Miami University of Ohio. back to top
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