Sy Griffey, Ph.D. - COO
Prior to joining StemBioSys, Dr. Griffey was with Kinetic Concepts (KCI) in San Antonio for over eight years, most recently serving as Senior Director in KCI’s Center for Advanced Research and Technology. Previous positions at KCI included Director, New Product Concept Development and Principal Scientist, Biosurgery Research.
Prior to joining KCI, Dr. Griffey spent 15 years with LifeCell Corporation (recently acquired by KCI) serving in various roles of increasing responsibility from basic research to new product concept development to product and process development. Dr. Griffey’s primary area of emphasis over 25+ years in industry R&D has been in assessing new ideas and technologies and evaluating the feasibility of turning these ideas into medical devices and products. His research and product development background includes programs and projects involving medical devices and tissue regeneration and biologic transplant materials for orthopedic, reconstructive, sports medicine and wound healing applications. Revenues generated from products that were directed by Dr. Griffey at various points in their development cycle are in the hundreds of millions per year.
Dr. Griffey received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Southwest Texas State University and received his doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston with a joint appointment in cell biology and biotechnology.