Dow Chemist Joins Imbed Biosciences Team
Madison, WI, (December 1, 2014) – Imbed Biosciences, a developer of advanced biomaterials for surgical and wound care, announced today that Gaurav Pranami, Ph.D. will join the Imbed Biosciences team as Director of Research & Development. Dr. Pranami will head expansion of Imbed’s bioactive polymeric microfilm technology and its transfer into scalable manufacturing processes. He brings 11 years of chemical and computational research experience to Imbed. He worked as senior engineer at Dow Chemical Company for the past 5 years on innovative inks, functional paper coatings, adhesives, textiles and non-wovens. Gaurav received his BS from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and did his post-doctoral research at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“I have known Gaurav for several years and I am delighted that he is joining Imbed to lead research and development of microfilm technology,” said Ankit Agarwal, President and CEO of Imbed. “His prior experience will help accelerate Imbed’s technical progress toward bringing our microfilm wound contact film dressings to market.”
“I have been closely monitoring Imbed’s progress for the past few years. I am excited for this opportunity to join the team and help bring the company’s exciting wound care technology to market,” said Pranami.
About Imbed Biosciences, Inc.
Imbed Biosciences is a privately held medical device company developing next-generation medical devices for the management of burns, chronic ulcers, gastro-intestinal defects, and tissue repair. Company has a portfolio of products in development based on its patented polymeric Microfilm™ platform that present bioactive molecules on tissue surfaces to manage wound infections, biofilms, and local pain and support wound healing. Imbed is backed by venture capital group WISC Partners based in Madison, WI. Company has also received research grants from National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. For more information, visit www.imbedbio.com and follow @imbedbio on twitter.
Ankit Agarwal, CEO, Imbed Biosciences Inc.