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Venkatesh Ponemone, MS, PhD, MBA | Executive Director of India Operations, Director of Clinicaldr-venkatesh-photo-for-team and Scientific Affairs (TotipotentRX Cell Therapy Pvt. Ltd.)

Dr. Ponemone serves as the Executive Director of Indian operations and Director for Clinical Affairs and GMP Laboratory since September 2008. Prior to joining TotipotentRX, he was an Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology at Kamineni Graduate School of Medicine, Hyderabad, India. Dr. Ponemone completed a two year post-doctoral position in the arena of inflammatory disease and immunology at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and authored more than 35 peer reviewed publications on regenerative medicine, role of cytokines in autoimmune disease, radioprotective and chemoprotective agents in cancer treatment. Dr. Ponemone is a Fellow of Academic General Education, and has a Ph.D. from Manipal University in radiation therapy and oncology, holds a post-graduate degree in Medical Microbiology from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree to his credentials. His primary responsibility is focused on clinical development process, trial management oversight, overall planning, compliance, and operational oversight of clinical studies for all phases of clinical development. Also oversees the operations of the cGMP Cell processing Core Facility for Stem Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Program at the Centre for excellence in Cellular Medicine at Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon, India.



Dr Namita Mathur: Medical Director

0124c510-7723-467a-bb34-7e1db677f583Dr. Mathur completed her MD in Pathology in 1996 from KG Medical College, Lucknow. She had served as Director of Laboratory Services, Dept. of Lab Sciences in Kalyani Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon from 1997-2012, and also led as Technical Supervisor/ Quality Manager of the NABL accredited laboratory. She has also worked as a Quality Consultant for various NABL accredited laboratories. Dr. Mathur has a keen interest in Haematology, Bone Marrow Aspiration Cytology, Cytopathology and Histopathology. Dr. Mathur has taken over as Medical Director at TotipotentRX Centre for Cellular Medicine, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India from 2012 till date. Dr. Mathur is responsible for all the medical aspects of the facility related to cell therapy products and its services. She is well versed in cord blood processing, testing and cellular therapies.