HealthPro BioVentures

Healthcare & Life Sciences Investment Banking

HealthPro BioVentures LLC provides strategic advisory and investment banking services to emerging companies in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Today‚Äôs challenging healthcare market is our sole focusOur highly experienced staff is comprised of financial professionals from within both the healthcare investment banking and life sciences communities. HealthPro is prepared to play a vital role in helping you secure the financial support and strategic partners that you need to reach your corporate objectives and to maximize your value. 

Martin Kratchman

CEO & Founder

Mr. Kratchman provides a vast array of advisory and banking services to the Healthcare sector including Capital Formation, Merger & Acquisition and Strategic Licensing and Partnering. He currently acts as advisor and investment banker to both public and private healthcare and life sciences companies in the areas of financial offerings, pipeline enhancement/divestment, business development and corporate restructuring.

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Ajit Patwardhan, MD, MS, MBA

Managing Director

Dr. Ajit Patwardhan brings over sixteen years of experience as a clinician, researcher and a business executive. As an integral part of the team, Dr. Patwardhan supports all aspects of HealthPro's services, and is responsible for new client relations and outreach. He is leading the team of HealthPro BioVentures LLC in its growth in the medical devices/orthopedic device sector.

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James Kuo, MD, MBA

Managing Director

James Kuo has over 20 years of experience in the life science industry as a venture capitalist, business development executive and CEO of life science companies. Previously, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Adeona Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded biotech company developing CNS therapies. Dr. Kuo is also a founder and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BioMicro Systems, a profitable genomic tools company that was acquired by a major pharma company.

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Lance C. Sommer, M.S.

Associate

Lance Sommer brings years of extensive experience in scientific research and business expertise to HealthPro BioVentures.  As part of the HealthPro team, Mr. Sommer is responsible for identifying new opportunities in the life science sectors, sourcing new clients, developing and maintaining client relationships, and helping to raise capital.  

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