Vinay Tannan, Ph.D

Board of Directors

Dr. Vinnay Tannan joins APIE-Therapeutics Inc as a member of the Corporate Board of Directors.   Dr. Tannan currently leads RTI’s Commercialization group, a corporate strategic initiative that extends the impact of RTI’s technologies by intentionally moving them to the marketplace.   Dr. Tannan has played an instrumental role in the effort to commercialize the apelin portfolio.   Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Tannan was director of licensing at Wake Forest Baptist Health, overseeing a broad portfolio of technology innovations and licensing initiatives across the medical center.   He has over a decade of technology innovation and commercialization experience, a deep knowledge of intellectual property as a U.S. patent agent, and a keen interest in entrepreneurship, having co-founded a health IT company and raised venture capital funding in Research Triangle Park.   Tannan serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, is Chair of the Licensing Executives Society RTP Chapter and an active investor with the Carolina Angel Network.  


Dr. Tannan holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the joint program at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University, and a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from UNC-Chapel Hill.   

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