S. Frank, Ph. D. has over 38 years experience in health care. Following two years
on the faculty of SUNY Downstate
Medical Center, he joined the
nascent project group at Eastman Kodak Company which was tasked with developing clinical diagnostic tests in a coated, thin-film
format. As a scientist and group leader there he focused on thin-film immunoassay
and cellular assays, and was awarded 10 patents by the US PTO.
He spent the next 14 years at Kodak is a series of more responsible positions in international marketing and strategic
planning. They included: The launch of thin film products in Japan, Regional
Business General Manager of the Asia, Africa and Australasia Business Unit, and management of the highly profitable, $80 MM,
point-of-care diagnostics business. In that role he negotiated Kodak’s
strategic alliance with IDEXX which leveraged the human IVD line into the veterinary market.
the sale of the Kodak Diagnostic business to Johnson & Johnson in late 1994, he moved into Business Development at Ortho
Clinical Diagnostics and consummated over 50 deals-- acquisitions, divestitures, in and out licenses. Most notable was the strategic alliance with IMMUNICON that spring- boarded the Veridex subsidiary into
cellular oncology. He also liaised with J&J businesses in medical devices
(Cordis, Ethicon) and with the Consumer franchise.
Associates llc in 2007, he developed a diverse client base located
in the US, Canada, Europe
For the past five years he has
lectured at the LAHAV-Tel Aviv University short course for biomed-biotech entrepreneurs.