Committed to making a difference for:

PATIENTS & FAMILIES

500,000 people in the U.S. – and three times that many globally – are on the organ waitlist and dialysis

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Provide better instruments and ex vivo organ metrics with which to work and make critical, life-saving decisions

ORGAN DONORS

Last year nearly 30% of donated kidneys were not transplanted, and only 10% of the transplant need is accommodated globally

ACCESSIBILITY

Transplants have the potential to bend down the cost curve since they are less expensive than dialysis

Our Team of Experts

Chief Executive Officer

Carrie DiMarzio

7 years COO and GM experience in perfusion technology
Leading research and innovation expert in perfusion technology

7 years COO and GM experience in perfusion technology
Leading research and innovation expert in perfusion technology
Significant knowledge and network within the medical arena.
Led national and Federal award winning response to COVID-19 crisis
Chief Medical Officer

David Gerber

Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair Clinical Affairs and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplant at UNC.

Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair Clinical Affairs and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplant at UNC.

2020, US Secretary of Defense awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal to Dr. Gerber for exceptionally meritorious service for the Armed Forces.

In 2010 David was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Advisory Committee on Transplantation.

Government Relations

Mark J. Finlay

25+ years executive experience in strategic business development in multiple jurisdictions

25+ years executive experience in strategic business development in multiple jurisdictions
Special Advisor on Capitol Hill
Government and key stakeholder relations specialist
Helped forge industry/academic partnerships and PPP’s
Mark helped forge BMI’s relationships with Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury MD, Ph.D, FRCP, co-Director of the Kidney Center UNC Chapel Hill, and with Dr. Tony Atala, MD, founding Director of the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, and negotiated the establishment of a new Recove laboratory based at the WFIRM ReMDO RegeneratOR in Winston-Salem.
Head Of Perfusion

Chip Aardema

One of America’s foremost expert perfusionists

One of America’s foremost expert perfusionists
14 years from research and development of perfusion tech
Co-author of many peer reviewed publications and papers
Leading the BMI lab at Duke Hospital
VP Engineering

Tony Arndt

World leading expert in design and development of advanced perfusion systems

World leading expert in design and development of advanced and automated perfusion systems
30+ years of engineering experience from US security clearance systems
US veteran who has held security clearance
Software Development

Chase McCord

30+ years of advanced medical program development and engineering

30+ years of advanced medical program development and engineering
Worked on multiple groundbreaking medical advancement systems

Our Partners

Duquesne University
School of Pharmacy
Duke University
ExVivo Organ Lab (“DEVOL”)
RegenMed Development Organization (ReMDO)
Atrium Health,
Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine (“WFIRM”)
Department of Defense
Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine (AFRIM)
UNC Kidney Center
US National Lab
Department of Energy
Department of Neuroscience, Yale School Of Medicine, Sestan Lab
BMI is an NCBC portfolio company

Medical & Scientific Advisory Board

MD DUKE

Andrew S. Barbas

Board-certified Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Surgeon, Liver Transplant Surgeon, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgeon with Duke University Hospital

Board-certified Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Surgeon, Liver Transplant Surgeon, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Pediatric Liver Transplant Surgeon with Duke University Hospital

Leads Duke Ex-Vivo Organ Laboratory (DEVOL), focused on laboratory development of novel strategies to enhance the function of high-risk transplanted organs.

Recipient of multiple national grant awards and cited in multiple peer review publications
Government and key stakeholder relations specialist
Helped forge industry/academic partnerships and PPP’s

MD UNC

David Gerber

Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair Clinical Affairs and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplant at UNC.

Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair Clinical Affairs and Chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplant at UNC.

2020, US Secretary of Defense awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal to Dr. Gerber for exceptionally meritorious service for the Armed Forces.

In 2010 David was appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Advisory Committee on Transplantation.

MD & Ph.D, FRCP UNC

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Co-Director, UNC Kidney Center and leading transplant nephrologist

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Co-Director, UNC Kidney Center and leading transplant nephrologist

Founding co-Chair of the Kidney Health Initiative which is a public-private partnership between the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the FDA

Leads research programs funded by NIH, the VA and industry partners; has published over 175 papers; sought after speaker

MD DUKE

Matthew Hartwig

Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Division Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, Division Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Board-certified thoracic surgeon with Duke University Hospital

Leads national and international efforts to develop new treatments for patients with diseases within the chest

Recipient of many national grant awards and cited in multiple peer review publications

MD & Ph.D

Gerry Lake-Bakaar

Hepatologist at The Transplant Center, Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver

Hepatologist at The Transplant Center, Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver

Editor-in-Chief for the journal Hepatic Medicine: Evidence and Research

Formerly Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center and Center for the Study of Hepatitis C with Charles M. Rice (Nobel Laureate 2020), and

Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School