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Fermentöme - A bio-tech firm delivering high-value microbes and enzymes, previously unculturable and undiscovered, to client specification.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Salem, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Fermentöme provides high-value, microbes and microbial products to customer specification. Fermentöme is able to culture microbes that were previously unculturable. (Sometimes referred to as “viable, but not culturable” or “VBNC’s.”) We serve the pharmaceutical, industrial bio-chemistry, food and feed, and environmental remediation markets.


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    Sankar Marichamy
    Founder, President & CTO

    Sankar Marichamy has excelled in his ability to isolate, grow and study novel microbes from the most extreme conditions on the planet . He worked on medical biotechnology environmental biotechnology, food and agricultural biotechnology and general microbiology. His teaching and research was conducted at Lund Univ. Sweden, UC Santa Barbara and Harvard.
    Sankar has a Doctorate in Microbial Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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    Shyam Pakala

    Shyam Pakala has a unique mix of technical and business experience. Shyam was part of the internal venture organization at Medtronic managing a cumulative investment of $100M and has extensive experience in evaluating and managing the execution of early stage projects. He has 20+ years of experience and interest developing devices and therapies. Shyam has a PhD in Immunology and an MBA

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    Alan Eisenberg

    Alan Eisenberg is a seasoned senior executive with extensive sales, marketing and operations management experience. He was President of a 120 person manufacturer. He held senior positions in for venture capital portfolio companies and was a Strategy Consultant with Bain and Co.
    He has a BS in Physics from Stony Brook University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar

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    David W Bertoni
    Marketing and Corp Development

    Dave Bertoni is an entrepreneur with extensive senior management, product marketing and international product introduction experience. Mr. Bertoni founded a medical technology services firm, MarketSp@ce, in 2001, which assists biomedical technology and high tech firms bring advanced technologies to market. Dave has brought dozens of technical products to market – worldwide and successfully launched two technology start-ups.

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    Richard Gabriel
    Busines Development

    Richard Gabriel has 30+ years of pharmaceutical industry product discovery and management. He has expertise in cGMP process scale up and compliance, from basic scale-up to large scale manufacturing operations for specialty chemicals. He has managed over 60+ development projects from discovery to approval and transfer, represented by 4 approved drugs in Cancer and Infectious Disease.


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