IMAGE: Dr. Christian Marín-Muller started Speratum CR to translate his laboratory findings into a potential treatment for cancer. view more
Credit: Dr. Christian Marín-Muller
Dr. Christian Marín-Muller’s grandmother died of cancer before he was born. It saddens him that he never had the chance to meet her, but thanks to her he knew from an early age what he wanted to be when he grew up. He would become a scientist and find a way to fight cancer so nobody else would have to lose a grandma.
Fast forward almost 40 years. Marín-Muller has achieved major milestones along his journey to provide cancer patients with better treatments. He has a Master of Science degree in molecular biology from the Florida Institute of Technology and an M.S. in biotechnology entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University. For this master’s thesis, he developed a business plan for launching a biotechnology startup company. He raised several rounds of seed investment funding, obtained exclusive licensing agreements for proprietary technologies from several institutions and developed distribution agreements with suppliers and manufacturers in half a dozen countries. Within three years, the company had more than 600 customers and distributed 750,000 products, including its own product line of laboratory supplies. Marín-Muller
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