Doug Van Thorre

Doug Van Thorre

Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at TekGar LLC

Location:
469 Bethlehem Church Rd., Moore, South Carolina, United States
Company:
TekGar LLC
HQ Phone:
(864) 587-8612

General Information

Experience

Clinical Investigator On Dentistry  - Food and Drug Administration

Dean  - University of Minnesota

Director, Science  - Minnesota Technology , Inc.

Affiliations

Board Member  - MinnesotaLifeScience.com

Board Member  - Info.Resource , Inc.

Member, Executive Committee  - American Chemical Society

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Dr. Doug Van Thorre
Dr. Doug Van Thorre Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Prior to becoming a founding partner in TekGar, LLC in November of 2006, for the preceding six years, Dr. Van Thorre has been working exclusively in the research and development area of the extraction and manipulation of carbohydrates for a broad range of renewable resource or "green chemistry" applications. This research and subsequent discoveries led him to the founding a Company, Biorefining, Inc., in 2000, one that is completely devoted to the maximum processing and utilization of annually renewable resources. At Biorefining, Inc., Dr. Van Thorre was issued two patents and had fourteen patent applications pending. Dr. Van Thorre served as a consultant for several medical injection plastic molding companies designing high precision, compression injection molding techniques for stress-free, optical lenses for arthroscopic and endoscopic medical applications. During the same period, he also served as a consultant to several companies in the area of environmental recovery and reclamation with emphasis on natural biopolymer usage to recover feed/food products from water waste streams. One particular company included Biopolymer Engineering, Inc., now named Biothera, Inc. where Dr. Van Thorre served as VP of Science and Technology and as a consultant between December 1996 and May 2001. Dr. Van Thorre began his career building a successful private dental practice that he operated for 11 years, and was one of the first private dentists in the nation to be named a clinical investigator for the FDA regarding the application of dental lasers in private dental practice.

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Dr. Doug Van Thorre
Dr. Doug Van Thorre Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Prior to becoming a founding partner in TekGar, LLC in November of 2006, for the preceding six years, Dr. Van Thorre has been working exclusively in the research and development area of the extraction and manipulation of carbohydrates for a broad range of renewable resource or "green chemistry" applications. This research and subsequent discoveries led him to the founding a Company, Biorefining, Inc., in 2000, one that is completely devoted to the maximum processing and utilization of annually renewable resources. At Biorefining, Inc., Dr. Van Thorre was issued two patents and had fourteen patent applications pending. Dr. Van Thorre served as a consultant for several medical injection plastic molding companies designing high precision, compression injection molding techniques for stress-free, optical lenses for arthroscopic and endoscopic medical applications. During the same period, he also served as a consultant to several companies in the area of environmental recovery and reclamation with emphasis on natural biopolymer usage to recover feed/food products from water waste streams. One particular company included Biopolymer Engineering, Inc., now named Biothera, Inc. where Dr. Van Thorre served as VP of Science and Technology and as a consultant between December 1996 and May 2001. Dr. Van Thorre began his career building a successful private dental practice that he operated for 11 years, and was one of the first private dentists in the nation to be named a clinical investigator for the FDA regarding the application of dental lasers in private dental practice.

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Dr. Doug Van Thorre
Prior to becoming a founding partner in TekGar, LLC in November of 2006, for the preceding six years, Dr. Van Thorre has been working exclusively in the research and development area of the extraction and manipulation of carbohydrates for a broad range of renewable resource or "green chemistry" applications. This research and subsequent discoveries led him to the founding a Company, Biorefining, Inc., in 2000, one that is completely devoted to the maximum processing and utilization of annually renewable resources. At Biorefining, Inc., Dr. Van Thorre was issued two patents and had fourteen patent applications pending. Dr. Van Thorre served as a consultant for several medical injection plastic molding companies designing high precision, compression injection molding techniques for stress-free, optical lenses for arthroscopic and endoscopic medical applications. During the same period, he also served as a consultant to several companies in the area of environmental recovery and reclamation with emphasis on natural biopolymer usage to recover feed/food products from water waste streams. One particular company included Biopolymer Engineering, Inc., now named Biothera, Inc. where Dr. Van Thorre served as VP of Science and Technology and as a consultant between December 1996 and May 2001. Dr. Van Thorre began his career building a successful private dental practice that he operated for 11 years, and was one of the first private dentists in the nation to be named a clinical investigator for the FDA regarding the application of dental lasers in private dental practice.

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