Xiaoxi WeiFounder & CEO at X-Therma Inc., USA
Dr. Wei is an entrepreneur and chemistry professional in the area of supramolecular assembly and biomimetic nanoscience. She is the inventor of X-Therma’s core technology based on hyper-effective ice prevention materials. Her Ph.D. work demonstrated the success of developing synthetic transmembrane nanopores with distinguished selectivity applying biomimetic and supramolecular chemistry principles. She founded X-Therma Inc. in 2014 to develop a state-of-the-art biopreservation formulation that incorporates a first-in-class hyper-effective (500x) and non-toxic proprietary antifreeze polymer. She led the X-Therma team as an industrial User at The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 2015-2018 and to gain multiple recognitions internationally and nationwide. She is the PI of multiple SBIR awards to develop breakthrough cryoprotectants enabling complex tissue/organ cryopreservation with national initiatives. She is experienced in business development and fund raising and managed $7.5M in procurement projects while completing her Ph.D. study. She is a major author of 8 peer reviewed research papers before founding X-Therma.