Shabnam Namin, PhD
Dr. Shabnam Namin is the former Vice President of Research and Development for VIVEX Biologics, Inc. She was responsible for leading product development of all cell and tissue-based products for the company. In addition, Dr. Namin was an important member of the commercialization team. Her main interests are the development of regenerative therapies focused around stem cell derived allografts as well as amniotic derived tissue products. As such, Dr. Namin played an integral role in developing and commercializing VIVEX’s viable stem cell allografts and amniotic tissue offerings. At her tenure with VIVEX, she successfully launched 14 new products and line extensions.
Dr. Namin received her Bachelors and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Florida International University. In addition, she received an MBA and MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and an MS in Biotechnology from Harvard University. During her early studies, Dr. Namin spent several years working in many different facets in the tissue engineering realm, focusing on the commercialization of cell and tissue-based products. She has multiple publications and patents for her work on the development of these therapies. She is currently the Chair of the Scientific & Technical Affairs Committee (STAC) for the American Association of Tissue Banks.
Shannon Brown Fedenko, PhD
Vice President of Research
Dr. Shannon Brown Fedenko received her BS in Biological Engineering with minors in Nutrition and Biomechanics, and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Florida. Dr. Fedenko’s background is in drug delivery and regenerative medicine, particularly as it applies to musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. She has established multiple models for cell and tissue culture, with emphasis on cartilage and synovium research. Dr. Fedenko’s research is strongly focused on cartilage and joint pathology, and she is driven to advance regenerative medicine options for patients suffering from orthopedic trauma and disease. Dr. Fedenko was awarded graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Institute for Cell and Tissue Science and Engineering, and the University of Florida Graduate School. Dr. Fedenko has been recognized for excellence through the Committee of 200, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Tau Beta Pi nationals, and the University of Florida.
As Laboratory Manager, Hallie Milliron oversees the R&D and GMP labs at 42Bio. Hallie is currently spearheading the magnetic research program and placental matrix production. With over five years of wet lab experience, she is a dedicated researcher with a passion for scientific processes and her growing business acumen. Hallie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Biotechnology in 2021 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at the University of West Florida.
Assistant to the President
Jacob Hansem Roman received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences with minors in Innovation and Management & Sales in agribusiness. In the past, he was responsible for the continued operational development in an array of startups and small businesses within the life sciences. His efforts have pushed various brands into the world of retail and e-commerce, accelerating their growth.