Management Team


Florian Kemmerich MSc - Chairman of Board of Directors

Florian is Managing Partner at Bamboo Capital, Founder of Ryan-Kay, Advisor of several investment funds and Board Member of numerous organisations. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Science and different diploma on executive and personal development. As a corporate advisor and CEO mentor he leverages his extensive background on start-ups in biotech, medical device and life science to help building and positioning organisations in the competitive global marketplace.
Passionate about translational science, disruptive technologies, fundraising and global life sciences. Prized for building a major international business leader network for small and medium enterprises in healthcare and life sciences. Valued for successful problem solving by primarily crafting the vision, assessing unmet market needs, designing directed strategies and attracting the required (human) capital. Comfortable, proficient and valuable in global intercultural management with a deep understanding of the industry along with a solid knowledge of market dynamics and cultures. 
With over 25 years in life sciences Florian held C-level positions at B. Braun Medical, Olympus Biotech, Small Bone Innovations (now Stryker) and lead several early & commercial stage startups. Fluent in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian.


Su Metcalfe MA PhD (Cantab) -  Chief Executive Officer, Founder, and President

Awarded Business Woman of the Year 2017, Cambridge, and recipient of the Global Nanomedicine Award 2017, Su is founder of LIFNano Therapeutics. Driven by the need to "heal the brain" in a world where dementia is an emerging global epidemic, Su has brought her invention of LIFNano - a nanotherapeutic device able to replace stem cells - to the clinic. LIFNano behaves as an artificial stem cell with powerful properties for Brain Health.  These properties are captured using nanotechnology with LIFNano a world leader in the new era of NANOMEDICINE. Proven safe and effective, clinical trials of LIFNano are due in 2020 to treat Multiple Sclerosis.

Su's trajectory from Bench-2-Bedside follows a career in neuro-immune research at the University of Cambridge where she discovered that LIF plays a core role in immunity, not only to prevent pathogenic inflammation, but also to repair damaged tissues throughout life. 

·       Recipient I-UK Biomedical Catalyst award 2016 - 2018 to develop LIFNano to treat MS (£1 million)

·       Member Cambridge University Judge Business School

·       Member Cambridge University Biomedical Campus


Andrew Wood - Chief Financial Officer

1st Class Hons Oxford (Biochemistry). Andrew has extensive finance and commercial experience in startup, early stage and established businesses. He is now building a portfolio of early stage life sciences companies. Previously he was CFO of Oxford Biomedica.


Commercial, Scientific and Clinical Advisors

Andrew Foxley

Senior Director, Scientific & Project Management & Clinical Programme Director for AZD5363, Astra Zeneca; AZ Representative on the Experimental Medicine Expert Network of the ABPI

Magda Papadaki

Assoc. Dir. Business Strategy & Operations

Regulatory Affairs International

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Professor Tarek Fahmy

Yale University: Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Immunobiology

Robert Clay

Previous: Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Astra Zeneca

Nick Dunscombe

Vice President, Business & Commercial Development, Astellas

Professor Sir Mark Welland

University of Cambridge: Professor of Nanotechnology and Head of the Nanoscience Centre

Ursula Boschert

Head of NeuroImmunology, EMD Serono Inc.

Professor Giovanni Tosi

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Gavin Giovannoni

Professor of Neurology, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry


Andrew Carver

Senior Business Development in cGMP manufacture of therapeutic biologics

Professor Niels Hellings

Hasselt University, Belgium: Associate Professor Immunology and Vice-Director of Biomed