Wouter Van’t Hof has his Ph.D. in Cell Biology with over 25 years of biotech experience in translational research and development of adult stem cell therapies, including bone marrow stromal cells (MSC) and HPC, Cord Blood. He is accomplished in technology invention and transfer, product characterization, process development and scale up. His experience includes the management of projects with cross-functional teams in academia, biotech, and pharmaceuticals both in the U.S. and abroad. Van’t Hof was the Cleveland Cord Blood Center lead in acquiring FDA biologics license approval for the HPC, Cord Blood product CLEVECORD™ and oversees the organization’s CMC, Process Validation, Aseptic Processing, and GMP compliance. From 2002-2013, he was Director at Athersys (Cleveland, OH) and was responsible for technology transfer, product and process development, preclinical safety, regulatory discussion, clinical study design and management. Van’t Hof contributed to the CMC and Pharm/Tox sections of four approved IND applications for cell therapies.