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NewCo at CIC – AOBiome
April 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CIC empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to fix the world: we are dedicated to providing infrastructure and community that nurtures and leverages the innovation ecosystem in Boston and abroad. CIC houses over 1400 companies across five international locations. For our session at CIC, we will feature CICers who are changing the world with their innovative products, services or ideas.
AOBiome is a Boston and San Francisco based biotech company focused on transforming human health through products that restore ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOBs) which current hygiene practices have stripped from the modern microbiome. Founded in 2013 by MIT Chemical Engineer David Whitlock and Patients Like Me founder Jamie Heywood along with co-founders Hilly Thompson and Lenny Barshack. The company is developing a novel class of therapeutics to improve skin health, hypertension, and other systemic conditions. AOBs convert ammonia to nitrite, an anti-microbial compound, and nitric oxide, a well-documented signaling molecule in the inflammatory process. AOBiome also owns the Mother Dirt branded line of consumer biome-friendly products targeted at restoring and maintaining the delicate balance of the skin biome.
Todd Krueger came to AOBiome with 20+ years of experience in healthcare strategy, business development, operations and finance. He most recently led commercial efforts for the genomics platform at the Broad Institute and has held senior positions at Claritas Genomics and Life Technologies. He has also been involved in the founding of several biotech startups, including Gynesonics, Nodality, and Anestis Therapeutics. In 1999 he co-founded Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM), serving as CFO and Vice President of Business Development. He also serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including General Automation Laboratory Technologies (GALT), a microbiome tools startup. He started his career as a consultant for Bain and Company in Boston.
Mr. Krueger graduated Highest Distinction from Northwestern University with a degree in Economics and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.