CDI, the result of intensive efforts and advances developed by the High-Throughput Biology Center at Johns Hopkins University, is a privately owned research and discovery company in the field of proteomics.

The company was created by scientists for scientists, addressing the critical needs required in order to accelerate research, advance discoveries and translate these discoveries into novel products and services that improve human health.

The company applies its accelerating platforms to internal, collaborative, and client programs.

  • Service and technology dissemination provide immediate revenue.
  • Internal programs create a pipeline of proprietary biomarker panels and soon-to-be diagnostic and predictive tools in the fields of autoimmunity, oncology, therapeutic outcome, and toxicity prediction.

Management

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    Dr. Ignacio Pino, Director, CEO and Co-founder. Dr. Pino is a veterinary doctor by training and an entrepreneur by vocation. For the last 8 years he has led CDI’s growth path.

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    Scott Paschke, Biochemist. Scott is CDI’s VP of Sales and Business Development. He has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology sector working with renowned R&D reagent companies.

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    Daniel Eichinger, Co-founder. Dan is CDI’s Chief Scientific Officer. He was the former chair of the Department of Parasitology at NYU Medical School. He is a monoclonal antibody development and recombinant protein development and production expert.

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    Dr. Shaohui Hu, Director of Proteomic Sciences. With over 15 years of experience in high-throughput studies of networks and pathways using protein microarray technology, Dr. Hu supervises the proteomic research activities and client projects at CDI, including high-throughput subcloning and protein purification, protein microarray production and applications in biomarker discovery, protein-protein, -RNA, -DNA interactions, antibody specificity characterization and substrate identification, etc. Dr. Hu is also in charge of the optimization and troubleshooting of array products and services, as well as development of new technologies and products.

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    Dr. Tyler Hulett, Director, I-O & Biomarker Development Program. Dr. Hulett has a decade of scientific expertise, including doctoral and post-doctoral work focused on the use of antibody biomarkers in one of the world’s top translational cancer immunotherapy groups. Dr. Hulett is building integrative data pipelines to create broader uses for existing CDI platforms and will help direct future product design and development. CDI clients benefit from his clinical and preclinical experience with protein arrays, multispectral immunohistochemistry, lymphocyte biology, and cancer vaccines.

Board of Directors

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    Jef Boeke, CDI Co-founder. Jef is the director of the Institute of Synthetic Genetics at NYU. He founded the HiT Center at Johns Hopkins.

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    Joe Bonaventura, CDI Co-founder. Joe is a serial inventor and a retired biochemist from Duke University

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    Paul Horan, Former VP Business Development at GTC Bio. He is also a founding partner at QED Technologies and Zynaxis. Paul has extensive knowledge in the diagnostics field.

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    Antoine de Marsily, Vice President of Grupo VL and former VP of Operations of MOVA Pharmaceuticals. He represents Apollo Ventures which is the lead investor of CDI’s Series A round.

Scientific Advisors

Dr. Heng Zhu:
Heng is a CDI Co-founder. He is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Johns Hopkins Medical School and one of the inventors of high-density protein microarrays. He is co-inventor of the VirD array technology.
Dr. Seth Blackshaw:
Seth is a CDI Co-founder. Together with Dr. Zhu he was responsible for building the HuProt array prototype. He is a professor of neuroscience, neurology and ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jiang Qian:
Jiang is a CDI advisor in the area of bioinformatics. He is a professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute.
Dr. Prashant Desai:
Prashant is a CDI advisor and collaborator in the area of virology and an associate professor in the Department of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University. He is a co-inventor of the VirD array technology.
Dr. Joel Bader:
Joel is a professor in the Biomedical Engineering program at Johns Hopkins University. One of his main areas of interest is algorithms to discover modules in networks, anchoring protein pathways with genetic screens and whole genome association. Joel consults CDI on database development and management related to CDI recombinant protein collections.