Our Team

Axis Biotec Brasil team has a long history of successful translation of research into biopharmaceutical products.


Our team is composed by:

Founder of Axis Biotec, a corporation specialized in project selection and management of innovation in healthcare and life sciences. Eduardo launched and supported the development of products that have become leaders in their segment:


Cryopraxis®, the first and largest biobank (bank of stem cells and other biological materials) in Brazil;

Silvestre Labs®, pharmaceutical group that won FINEP's Award of Innovation and the Brazilian Innovation Award (FAPESP / UNICAMP);

CellPraxis®, pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine; Rexaderm USA, a company focused on developing biomaterials in the United States; Epigen Chron (2001) - one of the first companies in Brazil to develop processes of expression of recombinant human Erythropoietin and more recently;

PharmaPraxis (2009), in biopharmaceuticals, biosimilars and for the expression of recombinant proteins in transgenic plants or animals. FINEP Prize Winner 2009, southeast region.


Holder of patents and trademarks. He began his career in R & D, in the 1990s, developing the synthesis and formulation of topical antimicrobial and healing products; Eduardo has also developed and released to market medicines like Dermazine® and Dermacerium®, and biomaterials, bone grafts, oral health products and technologies related to regenerative medicine and stem cells. Currently directs Axis Biotec Brasil, whose mission is to translate research into innovative products and services in the Health Sector.

Our Board

Adjunct Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery of São Paulo School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo. Undergraduate Medical Course Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo (1999). PhD in Medicine in the area of Cardiovascular Surgery, Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo (2010), together with the University of South Florida. Responsible Sector Discipline of Cellular Therapy of Cardiovascular Surgery, Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo. Co-Head of arrhythmias and pacemakers industry, the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Paulista Schol of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo.

Dr. Sanberg is a world-renowned stem cell biologist with extensive experience in translating neural therapies from the laboratory to the clinic for neurodegenerative and age-related disorders. Dr. Sanberg is Senior Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation, Distinguished University Professor, Director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, and Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery in the College of Medicine, at the University of South Florida. He also has significant experience with numerous biotech start-up companies. Dr. Sanberg is currently chairman and founder of Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. (a USF spin-out company based in Tampa), which is involved in cell therapy for degenerative disorders.


Jack Salvo is an expert in Technical and Regulatory Affairs. He is a member of the board of CellPraxis® USA. Mr. Salvo is the Vice-President of Business Development for Interchem Corporation, one of the largest sales and regulatory agents of active pharmaceutical ingredients in the USA.

 Dr. Povolotsky is an expert in Biotech/Pharma Licensing & Investment with over 20 years experience in R&D and Global Business Development. With a strong background in science, (Master in Biochemistry and PhD in Pharmacology), Dr Povolotsky spent over 12 years in the drug development from preclinical research, clinical and regulatory, then moving to Business Development for the last 10 years, focusing on the Venture investments (Magellan Summit), Scientific Intelligence (Daiichi-Sankyo), and Partnering (Roche).

Vice President / Administrative Director

Advertising executive with MBA in Administration and Finances. Simone has more than 10 years of experience in management and business development in health sectors.

Executive Vice-President and Technical Director

Industrial Pharmacist with specializations in Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacology and IP. Ms. Lima has been working in the group since 2001 in the development of innovative products, project management, scale up, IP filling and product registration.

Project Manager

Industrial Pharmacist with specialization in Intelectual Property.

Marketing Coordinator

Business Administrator with MBA in Marketing.

Medical Manager

MD, MSc, with specialization in infectious diseases and hematology.

Legal Manager

Lawyer, postgraduate degree in Corporate Law and Capital Markets LLM and course of Continued Education in Corporate Law and Capital Markets.

Managing and IT Director

Project Management Professional, degree in Data Processing with Post-graduate in Systems Analysis and MBA in e-business, Sustainable Buildings, Design and Performance


Executive Administrator with MBA in Business Management and Masters in Administration.

Regulatory Affairs Manager

Industrial Pharmacist with specialization in Regulatory Affairs.


PhD in Medicine: Gynecology and obstetrics. Specialist in cervix disorders – graduated in colposcopy from USP. Specialist in occupational health at FUNDACENTRO. Santa Joana maternities group relations director – São Paulo- SP. Medical Director at Cryopraxis.

Cell Biologist, with specialization in Immunology (PAHO/WHO), Master in Biochemistry (UFRGS), PhD Morphologic Sciences (UFRJ).

M.D., M.Sc, Ph.D. He received his undergraduate and medical degree from Rio de Janeiro University (1985-1990) followed by residency training in Dermatology at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1991-1993). Received his MSc (1995) and PhD (1998) in Dermatology, specializing in viral infections. Dr. Lupi is the president of Brazilian Society of Dermatology.

 PhD in Medicine, with focus on Infectious Diseases - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Master's degree in, with focus on Pediatrics from UFRJ. Member of the European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Full member of the Rio de Janeiro Academy of Medicine. Full member of the Brazilian Academy of Pharmacy. PhD - Adjunct Professor at UFRJ (Pediatric Infectious Diseases).

Director at IPPMG – UFRJ Pediatrics Institute


Nurse practitioner. Coordinator of Graduate Nursing Dermatology from the University Estacio de Sa. Specialist Chronicles ulcers and pressure ulcers by Gneaupp - Spain Vice Coordinator Red International Heridas - OPS. Member of Technical Wounds Group SUS - Ministry of Health President of the Sociedad Iberolatinaamericana Ulcers in y Heridas - SILAUHE. President of the Brazilian Society of Nursing Wounds and Aesthetic - SobenfeE.

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