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Board Advisors

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Don Rindell

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Mr. Rindell has held numerous senior executive roles in the management of life science companies, including VP of Corporate Development & Strategic Planning for Advanced Tissue Sciences, VP of for Global Business Management for Braun/Thermoscan, a division of the Gillette Company, Executive Director of Business Development at Amylin Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Rindell is currently leading Global Device Business Development for Bristol Myers Squibb and is also the Managing Director of Camino International, LLC, a life science consultancy.


Gail Naughton

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Dr. Naughton founded Histogen, Inc. in 2007, and currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Business Development Officer for the Company. She has spent more than 30 years extensively researching the tissue engineering process, holds more than 100 U.S. and foreign patents and has been extensively published in the field.

She previously served as co-founder and co-inventor of Advanced Tissue Sciences, a manufacturer of human skin for wound healing and skin treatments. At ATS Dr. Naughton held a variety of key management positions, including president, chief operating officer, chief scientific officer and principal scientist. While serving as an officer and director of the Company, Dr. Naughton oversaw the design and development of the world’s first up-scaled manufacturing facility for tissue engineered products, established corporate development and marketing partnerships with companies including Smith & Nephew, Ltd., Medtronic and Inamed Corporation, was pivotal in raising over $350M from the public market and corporate partnerships, and brought four human cell-based products from concept through FDA approval and market launch

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Eddie Rodriguez

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Eddie Rodriguez is a partner at Teal Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund focused on disruptive innovation in digital/ mobile health and medical devices. Prior to joining Teal Ventures, Eddie was a partner at several national law firms and a recognized corporate attorney in the venture capital and M&A fields. Eddie has represented countless startup and emerging growth companies throughout their life cycles and numerous private and public companies in M&A transactions, in industries including healthcare, medical devices, technology, fin-tech, e-commerce and telecommunications. Eddie has also co-founded several companies in the medical device and technology areas. He has also been an active investor in early stage companies in various industries.

Eddie received his JD from Stanford Law School, where he was the Editor-In-Chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law and the Articles Editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Jim Hench

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Jim Hench is the Area Technical Expert, Program Manager Healthcare for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that advance food safety, maintain clean and safe environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets.

Jim leads a team of technical experts that support the North America Health System Corporate Accounts and Field Sales teams. His team is responsible for selling infection control products and programs to strategic health systems throughout the United States. Jim also serves as the technical expert on a variety of development teams including New Disinfectant Technology Development, Skincare Product Development and Instrument Care Product Development where he works with marketing and R&D to bring new products to the infection control marketplace.

He joined Ecolab through the Huntington Laboratories acquisition and has held several positions of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure with the company. Before joining Huntington Laboratories, Jim worked for Quantex, a Silicon Valley start-up, selling digital imaging systems for medical and drug research.

Jim received his Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from San Diego State University (SDSU).

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