Meet Our Team

Steve Collins – President & CEO
Steve is an accomplished executive with over 35 years in the health care industry He was a Founder and Director of Mon-a-therm, Inc. divested to Mallinckrodt, Inc. (Tyco). Steve was a Founder and Director of Infinitech, Inc. that received FDA (PMA) approval for a revolutionary ophthalmic product for retinal surgery, later divested to Alcon Laboratories, an affiliate of Nestle. Steve has held sales, marketing, and general management positions with Pfizer, Kendall, Sherwood, LaBarge, and Mallinckrodt.

James Say –Senior Vice President of Product Development & Engineering
Mr. Say was an early engineering collaborator with Professor Adam Heller at the University of Texas, Austin during the time when Dr. Heller developed the WiredEnzymeTMchemistry. He was conceptual designer and lead engineer at E. Heller & company and later TheraSense for initial development of structures and systems used in both Navigator™ and Freestyle™.

Joseph Driver – Chairman of the Board & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Driver continues to serve as a director for Pepex and is also the Chief Investment Officer for Vafer Investment Group, Pepex’s largest stockholder and supporter. Mr. Driver and his associates have for many years provided early stage angel funding to technology driven startups and have seen particular success in medical devices.

Vojtech Svoboda, PhD – Chief Scientist
Vojtech Svoboda has sixteen years experience with research and development of electrochemical systems including biosensors. Dr. Svoboda has master degree and PhD in electrical engineering / electrochemistry. He gained extensive work experience and expertise at European and American academic and industrial research institutions. As a principle investigator he has completed numerous governmental grant funded research projects. He has also served as a reviewer on the NSF biosensing panel and at multiple peer-reviewed journals. He taught applied electrochemistry class at University of Alabama in Huntsville, and he is currently affiliated as a visiting professor at Georgia University of Technology.

Seven J. Bupp, MD – Medical Director
Steve has twenty-eight as a practicing physician having completed medical school at the University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas (M.D.,1985). His fellowships include; University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita and St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Psychiatric Research Institute,(and); Research Fellowship-Clinical Pharmacology, 1989-1990. In addition to is position as Medical Director for Pepex, Dr. Bupp also servers as *Private Practice, Tucson, Arizona 1990- to present *Medical Director, CODAC Behavioral Health, Tucson, Arizona. April 1998 - to present * Staff Psychiatrist, Arizona Biodyne, October 1992 – to present * Chief Executive Officer, SW Biomedical Research, LLC December 1998 - to present * Medical Director, Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, September 2002 - to present * Medical Director, Hidden Paradox. The Dark Thought Project. December 2012 - to present.

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