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Becky Cap, a 20-year veteran of the life sciences industry, was named chief operating officer of San Antonio-based GenCure in February, 2016. GenCure, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global, is focused on providing and developing regenerative medicine and cellular therapy products. GenCure’s mission is to realize the potential of donated human cells and tissue to save and enhance lives.
Cap, a native of Texas, earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. She began her career at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where she gained clinical, laboratory and regulatory experience. She developed her foundational knowledge of clinical medicine in the context of managing clinical trials focused on exploring the benefits of hematologic stem cell transplant for breast cancer and the effects of growth factors in high-dose chemotherapy trials.
While pursuing her MBA at Boston University’s Health Care Management Program, she moved to industry and began working for Eidetics, a consulting firm focused on informing biomedical product development support. She supported US and global development and strategic marketing efforts for chemotherapeutics, leading monoclonal antibodies, tyrosine kinase inhibitors and bio-oncology agents, including PD-1 and PDL-1 inhibitors. Her expertise was honed as Oncology became an active and competitive “market” in which physicians and patients had multiple treatment options available to them for their cancers. Hers was one of the first Oncology Consulting Practices in this strategic marketing and market research space. She also has run her own consulting firm and worked with a number of local startups in the San Antonio community.
Cap has provided strategic guidance for the development of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, both in large, established firms and early-stage ventures. She has provided extensive entrepreneurial coaching. She is an active member of local and national committees on Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy, two private company Boards of Directors and the Governing Committee for Seton Home. Additionally, Cap is a co-founder and founding president of San Antonio TechBoosters, a 501(c)6 organization established to mentor student entrepreneurs.
Mike has over 25 years in the biotechnology industry as a protein chemist, process biochemist and operations manager.
He has extensive cGMP experience, including experience with facility design, construction and start-up, validation and qualification, process development, analytical methods development, cGMP production and QC testing of clinical-grade materials including vaccines, protein-based cancer therapeutics and cell therapy products.
Mike presently serves as Vice President of Cell Manufacturing at GenCure, a subsidiary of BioBridge Global in San Antonio, TX. GenCure operates a multi-use, cGMP-compliant, contract manufacturing facility designed the development, manufacture and testing of cell therapy products for use in preclinical and early phase human clinical trials.
As Vice President, Mike oversees the ongoing facility operations including; new facility construction, validation, technology transfer, clinical-scale process and analytical methods development, cGMP manufacturing and QC testing of preclinical and clinical-grade cell therapy products. He is also responsible for providing assistance to clients with preparation of regulatory documents and interactions with regulatory agencies.