Board of Directors

Dennis B. Farrar

Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Ashok C. Khandkar, Ph.D.

The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since December 2011.       

Cheryl R. Blanchard, Ph.D.

Dr. Blanchard has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since May 2013. In April 2020, Dr. Blanchard was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Anika Therapeutics, after serving as interim Chief Executive Officer since February 2020.  Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Microchips Biotech, Inc., a venture-backed biotechnology company developing regenerative medicine and drug delivery products developed in the MIT laboratory of Dr. Robert Langer., from 2014 until its sale to Daré Bioscience, Inc. in November 2019.    Prior thereto since 2009, she served as Senior Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer of Zimmer, Inc., a large orthopedic implants company based in Warsaw, IN. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Blanchard served as Sr. VP Research and Development & CSO of Zimmer, and before then since 2000 she held increasingly responsible research and operational posts at Zimmer. From 1986 to 2000, Dr. Blanchard served in several research and senior management roles at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, a large contract R&D organization. She has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University in New York.

Michael J. Cima, Ph.D.

Dr. Cima has been a Company Board member since June 2016.  He is a Professor of Materials Science and the David H. Koch Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Dr. Cima is a widely-recognized innovator of medical products and materials engineering technologies.  He also has extensive entrepreneurial experience, having co-founded a number of drug delivery and diagnostics companies including Microchips Biotech; T-2 Biosystems, a medical diagnostics company; and Taris Biomedical, company focused on developing new treatments for bladder disease.  He earned a B. S. in Chemistry in 1982 (Phi Beta Kappa) and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1986, both from the University of California at Berkeley.  Professor Cima joined the MIT faculty in 1986 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to full Professor in 1995.  He was elected a fellow of the American Ceramics Society in 1997 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011.

Jon Serbousek

Mr. Serbousek joined the Company’s Board in August 2016. He currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of OrthoFix, a global medical device company focused on musculoskeletal products and therapies.  He is  a seasoned executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the medical device and biotech industries, serving in several leadership positions at Biomet Inc., including Worldwide President of Biomet Biologics, Worldwide Group President of Orthopedics, and President of U.S. Orthopedics. Prior to joining Biomet, he held various general management positions within Medtronic Inc. including Worldwide Division President, Spine, Worldwide Vice President and General Manager of Biologics for their Spine and Biologics business. Additionally, Serbousek spent 13 years with DePuy Orthopedics, a Johnson & Johnson company where he served in numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including the Vice President of Marketing and Product Development and as Vice President of Spinal Operations.   Mr. Serbousek holds a B.S. in Engineering from Washington State University and a Masters of Science degree in Bioengineering from the University of Utah, and later completed several advance management programs including a program at the IMD International School of Management in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Contact Information:

Ashok C. Khandkar, PhD
President & CEO
Elute, Inc.
417 Wakara Way, Suite 3510
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Tel: 801-696-4716

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