The Bioactive Team
Rick Ferdinands is the Founder and Managing Director. Wendy Free is the company’s Chief Scientific Officer.
The wider Bioactive Team is made up of consultant PhD research scientists from leading academic and contract research organisations. They all have a common interest in plant based biotechnology.
Rick worked for several years in the pharmaceutical industry in London, England, having experience within both pharmaceutical research and production environments. He has been developing innovative R&D programs and commercialising outcomes in Australia since 2000.
Wendy is highly qualified with 25 years experience in commercialising medicines. Wendy brings practical, real world know-how in delivering key strategic outcomes, critical for ensuring sustained growth.
Medical research is conducted via collaborations with internationally renowned scientists, for example, at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research. In-house research is conducted via an industry network of highly qualified consultants and contract research organisations. Third party laboratory work has been conducted through various accredited Australian and US based laboratories.
As a private company in this transitional stage of development, Bioactive adopts a lean approach to investor funds by not appointing permanent paid board members, Bioactive has an array of mentor and advisory who span several disciplines.
Potential investors can find out more by contacting Rick Ferdinands through the Contact Us link.