Mr. Dennis Anderson serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Anderson is a serial entrepreneur with over 23 years of experience and expertise in creating, funding, and/or managing technology-based startups and emerging companies primarily focused on research, development, and commercialization of new biotechnology and biopharmaceutical products for human and veterinary markets.
While in the private sector, Mr. Anderson was involved in the creation and growth of six technology startup companies and raised, in aggregate, more than $400 million in capital for these companies.
He subsequently spent 11 years in the office of research, creative activities, and technology transfer at North Dakota State University (most recently as an associate vice president) developing, procuring funding, and managing various high technology research centers and programs, especially those funded by both federal and state governmental agencies as well as small and large private sector partners.
Mr. Anderson possesses expertise in intellectual property creation, procurement, development,technology transfer (including licensing), and commercialization of various technologies and associated IP in both private sector and academic settings. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Microbiology) from North Dakota State University and M.Sc. (virology) from Kansas State University.