Advisory Team


Asha Saxena

Strategic Advisor

Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Business School. Partner at CEO Coaching International; Board Of Directors & Founder, Chief Innovation Office at Aculyst (healthcare analytics company).

Len S. Smith

Chief IP Counsel

Over 20 years crafting and carrying out strategies for transactions and operations relating to innovative technologies and products. Structuring and negotiating technology, financing, and corporate deals, and other contracts; board, regulatory compliance, IP strategy. Formerly of Valeant, Medicis & Novo Nordisk. Mr. Smith holds a J.D. with honors from Washington University, undergraduate and graduate level technical degrees in biology, environmental science, and information systems management. Mr. Smith also completed internships with the Office of the Vice President of the United States, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Prof. Michael Weber

Cardiology Advisor

Dr Michael Weber is a Professor of Medicine at Downstate College of Medicine of the State University of New York. He received his medical degree from Sydney University in Australia. His career has focused largely on hypertension and preventive cardiology. He has also been very much involved with new drug development going back to the beta blockers and through to the contemporary angiotensin receptor blockers. He is an author of over 500 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored or edited 16 books. He was a founder of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) and the ASH Hypertension Clinical Specialists Accreditation Program and has served as President of both those organizations.