REMY F. GROSS, III
is currently engaged with several different activities including biotechnology licensing, real estate portfolio management, new company start-up and consulting.
Mr. Gross is currently the Vice President, Business Development and Technology Advancement at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, CA.
mission at the Buck is to increase deal flow through global corporate collaborations and new company formation in order to translate the Buck's inventions into innovations.
The institute had no deal flow for its first six years of operation until Mr. Gross
arrived, where he
has licensed over a dozen technologies, mostly on therapeutics, to industry.
has also founded, advises and consults for several drug delivery companies, including Laysan Bio, Inc
, a biomaterials provider, and Serina Therapeutics
, a drug development company, both in Huntsville, AL and Delos Pharmaceuticals, Inc
, a California-based drug discovery company focused on diseases of aging such as Alzheimer's disease.
has also successfully participated as both a real estate developer and investor.
Mr. Gross is the Managing Member of Rex Investments, LLC and CGP, LLC that own and develop property in Florida, Tennessee and Alabama.
Over the past thirteen years, he
was directly involved in the acquisition and development of over eighty million dollars of real estate which has continued to thrive in a stable southeast economic environment.
Prior to his current endeavors, Mr. Gross was the Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Business Planning for Nektar Therapeutics - Huntsville, AL Division, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nektar Therapeutics, Inc. based in San Carlos, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
He has been a principal, executive officer and key member in the development of technology, development and licensing for Nektar's poly(ethylene glycol) technology as well as the Huntsville organization's infrastructure.
built and participated in the $161 million sale of Shearwater Polymers to Nektar Therapeutics, Inc.
(formerly Inhale Therapeutic Systems, Inc.) in June, 2001.
During his tenure at Shearwater/Nektar, Mr. Gross held various senior level positions including Vice President, Operations and General Manager/Division President.
Mr. Gross moved to California to be closer to family in 2004.
Mr. Gross has served on numerous boards and performed community roles throughout his career.
community work formally began when at Loyola when he
and others incorporated Project New Start, a non-profit corporation to house transitionally homeless families.
From there he has served in diverse volunteer roles such as the Board of Regents at St. Vincent's High School and as a competitive soccer coach for his twin girls, both in Petaluma.
is happily married with three children (16, 13, 13) living in Petaluma, California