Previously known as Cytomedix

About Us

Nuo Therapeutics, Inc. is a biomedical company that pioneers leading-edge biodynamic therapies within the emerging opportunities of a changing healthcare landscape.

Vision for Change

Through bold leadership, better clinical solutions, and products that add true value to a patient’s health, we aim to offer more effective and efficient therapies for healing.

Advancing Wound Care

Nuo Therapeutics’ flagship product, Aurix™, is a biodynamic hematogel that uses a patient’s own platelets and plasma as a catalyst for healing. It is the only therapy of its kind that is FDA-cleared for use on ulcers and wounds of all types. Read more about the Aurix System.


Management

Peter A. Clausen, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer

Dr. Clausen joined Nuo Therapeutics in September 2008 and has more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining Nuo Therapeutics, Dr. Clausen was a founding member and Vice President of Research and Development at Marligen Bioscience, where he developed and commercialized innovative genomic and protein analysis products for the life sciences market. Dr. Clausen was the Manager of New Purification Technologies at Life Technologies and the Invitrogen Corporation. He also has significant experience within the commercial biotechnology industry developing peptide and small molecule therapeutics for application in the areas of inflammatory mediated disease and stem cell transplantation. He completed his post-doctoral training at the Laboratory of Molecular Oncology at the National Cancer Institute where his research efforts focused in the areas of oncology, hematopoiesis, and gene therapy. Dr. Clausen earned his PhD in Biochemistry from Rush University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Beloit College.

David E. Jorden, CPA, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

David E. Jorden has been Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2016 after serving as Acting CEO since January 8, 2016 and Acting CFO since May 2015. Mr. Jorden also serves as Acting Secretary of the Company, and has served on the Board of Directors since October 2008 and was Executive Chairman from February 2012 to May 2015. From 2003 to 2008, he was with Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management group where he was responsible for equity portfolio management for high net worth individuals. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Jorden served as CFO for Genometrix, Inc., a private genomics/life sciences company focused on high-throughput microarray applications. Mr. Jorden was previously a principal with Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Jorden has a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School and a B.B.A. from University of Texas at Austin. He holds both Certified Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant designations. Mr.Jorden serves on the board of Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPXA) where he has held the position of Acting Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. He is also on the board of a private companies, PLx Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing GI safer NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Mr. Jorden brings his experience and expertise in the areas of capital raising, investor relations, financial management and analysis, and business strategy to the Board and the Company.



Board of Directors

Joseph Del Guercio, Chairman

Joseph Del Guercio has served as Chairman since May 26, 2016, Acting Chairman between May 1, 2015 and May 25, 2016, and Director since February 8, 2012. He has been Managing Director at CNF Investments (CNF)/Clark Enterprises, an Aldagen investor, since November 2004. Prior to joining CNF, he was a director with LPL Financial Services, a Boston and San Diego based independent broker dealer, with responsibility for strategic planning, new product development, and acquisitions. Mr. Del Guercio started his career as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Robertson Stephens, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, private and public equity financings, and restructurings. Mr. Del Guercio serves on the boards of directors of privately held companies Terrago Technologies Inc., an Atlanta-based technology company, American Honors College, a Washington, D.C. based education business, AnyPresence Inc., a Virginia based technology company, PlaceCast Inc., a California based technology company, Verax Biomedical, Inc., a company based in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Overture Technologies, Inc., a Bethesda, MD-based software company. Mr. Del Guercio is also an advisory board member on a number of CNF’s fund investments. Mr. Del Guercio has an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree from Boston College. Mr. Del Guercio was chosen to serve as a director of the Company in part because of his extensive experience in the financial industry.

David E. Jorden, CPA, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer

David E. Jorden has been Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2016 after serving as Acting CEO since January 8, 2016 and Acting CFO since May 2015. Mr. Jorden also serves as Acting Secretary of the Company, and has served on the Board of Directors since October 2008 and was Executive Chairman from February 2012 to May 2015. From 2003 to 2008, he was with Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management group where he was responsible for equity portfolio management for high net worth individuals. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Jorden served as CFO for Genometrix, Inc., a private genomics/life sciences company focused on high-throughput microarray applications. Mr. Jorden was previously a principal with Fayez Sarofim & Co. Mr. Jorden has a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School and a B.B.A. from University of Texas at Austin. He holds both Certified Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant designations. Mr.Jorden serves on the board of Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPXA) where he has held the position of Acting Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. He is also on the board of a private companies, PLx Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing GI safer NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Mr. Jorden brings his experience and expertise in the areas of capital raising, investor relations, financial management and analysis, and business strategy to the Board and the Company.

C. Eric Winzer

C. Eric Winzer has served as Director since January 30, 2009. Mr. Winzer has over 30 years of experience in addressing diverse financial issues including raising capital, financial reporting, investor relations, banking, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, and accounting operations. Mr. Winzer has been the Chief Financial Officer at Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held clinical stage biotechnology company, since May 2015. From June 2009 to April 2015 Mr. Winzer served as the Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance, and Chief Financial Officer for OpGen Inc. (OPGN), a precision medicine company that went public in May 2015. Before his tenure with OpGen Inc., Mr. Winzer held multiple executive positions at Avalon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AVRX), a NASDAQ listed biotechnology company, including serving as its Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, and Secretary. Before joining Avalon Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Winzer held numerous senior financial positions over twenty years at Life Technologies Corporation (LIFE) (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO)) and its predecessor companies, Invitrogen (IVGN) and Life Technologies, Inc. (LTEK). From 1980 to 1986, Mr. Winzer held various financial positions at Genex Corporation. Mr. Winzer has been an Independent Director at Nuo Therapeutics (f/k/a Cytomedix, Inc.) since January 30, 2009. Mr. Winzer holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Western Maryland College (now, McDaniel College) and an M.B.A. from Mount Saint Mary's University. Mr. Winzer was chosen to serve as a director of the Company in part because of his executive experience in the life sciences industry and his substantial financial knowledge and expertise.

Lawrence S. Atinsky

Lawrence S. Atinsky has served as a director since May 5, 2016. Mr. Atinsky is a Partner at Deerfield Management Company, LP (“Deerfield Management”), a healthcare investment firm focused on advancing healthcare through investment, information and philanthropy. He primarily focuses on the firm’s structured transactions and private equity investments. Prior to joining Deerfield Management, Mr. Atinsky was a partner of Ascent Biomedical Ventures, a healthcare focused private equity firm investing in early-stage biomedical and medical device companies. He has over 18 years of experience investing in healthcare companies and currently serves on the Board of FluoroPharma Medical, Inc. Mr. Atinsky earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law and B.A. degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, cum laude. Deerfield Management’s affiliates are currently the sole holders of our Series A Preferred Stock and Mr. Atinsky serves as their designee to our Board of Directors under the Certificate of Designations for our Series A Preferred Stock.

Scott M. Pittman

Scott M. Pittman has served as a director since May 5, 2016. Mr. Pittman has over 30 years in Hospital Executive management. He is a Chief Operating & Business Development Officer for Buchanan General Hospital, a Registered Representative with Calton & Associates, and a Principal of Hospital CEO Associates. He has served as CEO Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, FL, in senior executive positions with Adventist Health Systems, and in various hospital executive positions in southern West Virginia. Mr. Pittman has developed several multimillion dollar hospital and program service expansions, and healthcare entity acquisitions and mergers, and has served on numerous state and regional health planning organizations. He is a Magna cum Laude graduate of Southwestern Adventist University with B.S. & B.A. Degrees in Business and Religion, and a Masters of Hospital Administration from Medical College of Virginia. Mr. Pittman was chosen to serve as a director of the Company in part because of his extensive experience as a hospital executive.