Jorge Ferrer, Ph.D.SVP of Clinical Research and Strategy at Lumicell
Jorge is Senior Vice-President of Clinical Research and Strategy at Lumicell, in Newton, Massachusetts. Jorge is a co-inventor of an intraoperative imaging technology for real-time tumor detection to guide cancer resections, consisting of an activatable, peptide imaging agent and an imaging device for fluorescence imaging. He oversees the clinical development of this technology and has recently completed a pivotal/Phase 3 trial in breast cancer. He also leads the communications with FDA as this system is regulated as a combination product by the Agency.
Jorge obtained his Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from MIT developing fluorescence imaging techniques to measure protein-protein interactions. As a pos-doctoral fellow with Moungi Bawendi in the Chemistry Department at MIT, he developed and conducted the proof of concept experiments that led to the spin-off of Lumicell. Jorge holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and his B.S. is in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.