Meet the Bio 9 team. We are founders, physicians, scientists, technopreneurs, data analysts, journalists, biotech engineers, clinical trial leaders, medical device experts, regulatory experts, product managers, and researchers.
As a team we are enabling Innovations and Investments in Integrated Healthcare Environment whilst bringing respective stakeholders together, providers, payers, investors, as well as pharma, technology, device manufacturers, regulators, communities and others under one framework to truly address the specific challenges that communities are experiencing locally, evaluate new emerging technologies, approaches to care and reimbursement models.
Pivoting the Next Wave of Healthcare Innovations by enabling
We are orchestrating Cross-border Community-centric Ecosystems paired with industry partnerships and investments in tens of countries, that fosters healthcare and life sciences innovations and enables different stakeholders to turn big ideas into bold breakthroughs, with transformative impacts on health and medicine. Creating buttress potential to deliver a personalized and integrated experience to consumers, enhance provider productivity, engage formal and informal caregivers, and improve outcomes and affordability.
Ambassador Erastus J.O. Mwencha (Africa)
Kenyan businessman who served as a Secretary-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and former Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission
Mr. Erastus J.O. Mwencha was the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC). During his time at the AUC, he oversaw the administration and finance of the Commission as its Controlling Officer, supervised the development of two AUC Strategic Plans (2009-12) and (2012-17) and participated in the development of Africa's long-term vision of Agenda 2063. He also developed institutional cooperation between the World Bank and the African Union, leading to the roll-out of the successful Institution and Capacity Building Program for the AU.
Before joining the African Union Commission, he was the Secretary General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) from May 1998 to April 2008 where he served in various capacities including Acting Secretary General, Director of Industry, Energy and Environment and Senior Industrial Expert. At COMESA, Mr Mwencha was instrumental in leading COMESA into becoming the first regional body on the continent to achieve a Free Trade Area (COMESA FTA) in 2000. He represented the region in negotiating the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) with European Union (EU), the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization, as well as in promoting the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for the benefit of the region’s stakeholders.
Prior to COMESA, Mr Mwencha also served the Ministry of Industry of the Government of Kenya as Head of Industrial Promotion Department and Secretary to Industrial Sciences Advisory Research Committee (ISARC) and the Kenyan Industrial Survey and Promotion Centre as a Senior Economist. He holds the highest Presidential state commendation in Kenya, EGH, in recognition of his contribution to national and regional development.
Mr Mwencha graduated from the University of York with an MA Economics and University of Nairobi with a B.A. (Hons) in Economics.
Chris Jo (S.Korea)
Senior Vice President, Head of Platform Business, LG Electronics. A Seasoned Global Entrepreneur & Business Creator of various Consumer-centric Services
Well experienced and strategic minded & seasoned veteran in wireless industry with 25+ year deep understanding of digital entertainment and mobile content services. With excellent business sense & customer-oriented focus. As an entrepreneur, management, advisor , business and/or product leader , Chris possesses a tenacity to lead and guide global business from joint venture, start-up to mid & large global companies such as Samsung , SK Telecom , RealNetworks ,Ad Society in Mobile , Telecom , Entertainment , Advertising and Content & Services area including payment , health ,IoT and AI.
He has been a mentor, advisor for early stage companies and people who need his experiences and expertise in mobile ,Telecom, platform , ecosystem industry
Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson (Australia)
Digital Health Expertise, Innovator, Researcher and renowned Healthcare Academician at RMIT University, overseeing various futuristic initiatives
Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson is the Director of Digital Health in the School of Health and Biomedical Sciences at RMIT University. She is a well-respected digital health academic, with more than twenty years’ experience working in health and higher education. She is known for her passion and dedication to the promotion and advocacy of the specialist digital health workforce and involved with several large funded research projects evaluating digital health interventions in various health settings. Kerryn is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, Deputy Chair of the CHIA Examination Committee, and Deputy Editor on the BMJ Health and Care Informatics journal. She was recognised for her expertise in 2021 as a Future50 Health IT Leader by HIMSS.
Seth A.Tropper (USA)
Strategic-minded Entrepreneur and Healthcare Innovator with a 20+ year portfolio of success across Technology Commercialization and Startup Ventures
Strategic-minded Entrepreneur and Innovator with a 20+ year portfolio of success across Technology Commercialization and Startup Ventures. Initiated, launched and exited 2 Startup ventures (a wearables, wellness and data-analytics platform exited to Fitbit; and a Medical device/technology company exited to Stryker); worked for large companies (Bayer, Yahoo, IBM, AT&T); and supported new venture efforts to Universities.
He has been a Mentor and Advisor for Early-stage companies and Investment funds; with areas of expertise in Digital Platforms, Connected Health and Wellness, Wearables/IoT, Mobile, Data Analytics, eCommerce and Social Marketing for B2B and B2C; and is the recipient of 11 USA patents.
Commissioner Pamela Tutui (Africa)
Judiciary & International Policy and Regulatory Expertise, ongoing United Nations and IDLO Consultant, served as Chairperson of many international Task forces
An astute Legal, Governance, Leadership and Management Consultant with over 36 years experience in the public and private sectors. Served as Chairperson of many Task forces, instrumental in formulating many Policy and Regulatory frameworks for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Kenya), Kenya Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary of South Sudan, International Development Organization (IDLO) and many other regulatory bodies internationally. She also served as Commissioner of Elections in the 2007 Kenya general elections, and Commissioner of Assize (High Court Judge)
Professor Martha Zequera Diaz (Columbia)
Renowned Biomedical veteran, Former Member Biomedical Council of Latin America.currently overseeing various European Commission funded projects
Former Member of the Regional Council of Biomedical Engineering for Latin America. Member of the Board of Directors of the International Federation for Medical and Biological -IFMBE. Involved with multiple biotech Projects funded by the European Commission. Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. PhD in Bioengineering from the British University Strathclyde. Lead many industrial collaborations of IBM, SIEMENS, FLUKE, ASESOFTWARE, ALKATEL with the scientific societies of Bioengineering, Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia.
Dr. Chin-Tuan Tan PhD (Singapore)
Scientist and Professor overseeing tens of Biotech & Medical innovations in Europe, Asia and USA with expertise in Augmented Intelligence
Advanced Clinical Scientist, Entrepreneur and Innovator with over 20 years of experience in UK and USA, working on both longitudinal programs in Medicine, Psychology, Bio-Engineering with an emphasis in Sensing, Adaptation, and Learning using Neural-behavioral Engineering and Data Analytic approach with combined Natural and Machine Learning (AI). Several Research projects were successfully funded by both Federal (FIH), and non-Federal (Hearing Health foundations) bodies, European Telecommunications and awarded several patents.
He has been an Associate Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, at University of Texas, UT Southwestern. Prior to this, he has also been and Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, New York University for ten years, and a Research Associate at University of Cambridge (UK) for 5 years.
Dr Patrick Vinck MD (USA)
Regional Medical Director at Oak Street Health building healthcare the way it should be! and currently serving Arizona community
Dr. Patrick Vinck is a Board-certified Primary care physician, Arizona - USA and technology entrepreneur. Clinically he works to improve care systems for medically complex and underserved patient populations. He is the cofounder of 'Amnicam' - a medical device company working to improve labor outcomes with low cost diagnostic technology.
His passion extends to global health and the promise that technology can serve to ensure health equity for all with Emphasis on primary care, Careful data driven environment. Off-the-radar disease management.
Dr. Bhanu Patibandla MD (USA)
Board-certified Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician in State of Washington, big supporter of digital innovations and personalized medicine
Dr. Bhanu Patibandla is a Board-certified Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician, Washington - USA, strongly believes in patient education and personalized medicine. With a strong clinical Interest in Lung Nodules/Cancer and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), he established Specialty Clinic for PH patients in 2019 one of its kind in the nation, especially in a community setting, established Lung Nodule & Thoracic Oncology Program in 2021, skilled in Advanced Bronchoscopy procedures.
Many of his research papers based on Critical illness, ARDS, and Clinical nutrition were widely published in international peer-reviewed journals and global conferences.
Dr. Noor Zwayne, MD (USA)
Specialized Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist and Professor at Dell Medical Center and UT Health Austin, big supporter of digital health
Dr. Noor Zwayne is a Board-certified Obstetrician Gynecologist who is fellowship trained in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. She practices Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She is passionate about educating girls and women about their reproductive health and options. She also enjoys medical education and is an instructor at the University of Arizona. She works with medical students and residents at Phoenix Children's Hospital and St Joseph's Hospital.
She is faculty at the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship at Phoenix Children's Hospital. She is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of Arizona. In the community, she is an advocate for women's health and is a Board Member for Planned Parenthood Arizona Affiliates.
Dr Zakeer Hussain MDS (India)
Principal, Professor, Head of the Department of Prosthodontics & Dental Lasers practicing for the last 2 decades, and a seasoned Entrepreneur
Principal, Professor, Head of the Department of Prosthodontics & Dental Lasers with Academic & dental practice experience over 20 years. Proven Entrepreneur and Investor engaged in tens of cross-industry lead initiatives in India.
Experience in Clinical supervision, program management and have a solid understanding of Clinical operations, Budgeting, Resourcing procedures in any given Business setting.
Dr Mounika Kanakamedala (Australia)
Physician & Community Advocate, big supporter of Civic Health Innovations, an expert who understands what it takes to develop, deliver.
Australia based Medical Doctor, an expert who understands what it takes to develop, deliver, and maintain high quality digital health technologies during the regulatory review and evaluation of digital health technologies.
Faryal Karbasi (Canada)
Human Resources & Process Management activities
Prashant Sahu (India)
Design Thinker & Enabler, leading Multi-media works
Bhargavi Boggula (India)
Web Development and User Experience elements
Khushboo Singh (Canada)
General Operations Management and Collaborations