Ascentx Medical

Restoring quality of life.

Consultants

Juerg Tschopp

JUERG F. TSCHOPP, PhD MBA

Juerg F. Tschopp has served as Chief Technical Officer and CEO for Stratum Medical Corporation from 2004 to 2005 and from 2009 to present. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Tschopp served as the General Manager of MediPlant GmbH, Frankfurt (Germany), where the PMMA microsphere manufacturing process for the first and only FDA-approved permanent injectable wrinkle filler ArteFill® was developed. During the same time, Dr. Tschopp also held the position of Director for Research and Development at Artes Medical Inc., a medical technology company that developed ArteFill®. From 1997 to 2003, he served as the Senior Director of Research and Development at Integra Life Sciences Corporation; Integra offers innovative solutions, including leading plastic and regenerative technologies, in specialty surgical solutions, orthopedics and tissue technologies. Prior to Integra, Dr. Tschopp served in various research capacities at BACHEM AG, a leading manufacturer of synthetic GMP peptide for commercial drug manufacturing, at Telios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., at Calbiochem Corporation, at the Salk Institute Biotechnology Industrial Associated, Inc. (SIBIA, Inc.). In 1974 Dr. Tschopp earned his Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry, and in 1979 his PhD in Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Basel, Basel (Switzerland). From 1979 to 1983 Dr. Tschopp conducted post-doctoral studies with Dr. Randy Schekman (2013 Nobel Prize Laureate) at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1992, Dr. Tschopp earned his MBA degree from San Diego State University.

Ralph Mattern

RALPH-HEIKO MATTERN, PhD (PMMA)

Dr. Mattern served as the Principal Scientist for Artes Medical, Inc. from 2006-2008. He was responsible for the implementation of a large-scale production of FDA-quality standard PMMA microspheres for the first and only FDA-approved permanent injectable wrinkle filler, ArteFill®. Prior to Artes, Dr. Mattern was employed by Integra Life Sciences Corporation as a Senior Research Scientist from 1998-2004, and at NEOMPS as the Director of GMP peptide production. Following his employment at Artes, Dr. Mattern served as a Principal Scientist from 2008-2013 for Tornier, developing medical devices for orthopedic surgery, and most recently has been a consultant for several biomedical companies. In 1993, Dr. Mattern earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Ulm, Germany, following postdoctoral assignments at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and the University of California, San Diego, as a sponsored post-doctoral fellow of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Maleny

TIMOTHY I. MALANEY, BA Chemistry (QA & QC)

Timothy Malaney has served as Director of Quality for San Diego, California-based Stratum Medical Corporation from January 2009 to present. From April 2005 to November 2008, Mr. Malaney served as the Quality Control Manager and Senior Research Scientist for Artes Medical Inc., a medical technology company that developed ArteFill®, the first and only FDA-approved permanent injectable wrinkle filler. At Artes, he was responsible for testing and analysis of collagen and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) products. From 1995 to 2005, he served as the Research Scientist, Protein and Peptide Chemistry for Integra Life Sciences Corporation; Integra offers innovative solutions, including leading plastic and regenerative technologies in specialty surgical solutions, orthopedics, and tissue technologies. Prior to Integra, Mr. Malaney served in various research capacities at Agouron Institute and Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. In 1984, Mr. Malaney earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.