Meet Trailhead

We are a biotechnology company headquartered in Greater Cleveland, Ohio. We develop industrial grade human cells from stem cells at a much faster rate, at dramatically lower cost, and with less R&D risk than is currently the norm in the industry.


Our proprietary HD-DoE™ platform merges developmental biology with cutting-edge robotics, mathematics, and computerized experimental design and analysis to perform process-specific parameter optimization to rapidly develop recipes for the development of any type of human cells for use in the drug discovery process or for therapeutic purposes. These recipes minimize the use of proteins in favor of far more stable and dramatically less expensive small molecules. Reactor-produced human cells have multiple uses, including drug discovery, 3D-organ printing, human disease modeling, and cell-based therapy.


Our current cell programs are focused on developing different types of human cells at large volume for research use in order to accelerate the drug discovery process of pharma and biotech customers and to develop human cells for therapeutic purposes.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Jan Jensen

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Science Officer, Founder

Div Trivedi

Chief Operating Officer

Sven Riethmueller

Senior Advisor

Scientific and Business Leadership

Angelica M. Gomes Ueltschy

Mesoderm Cell Therapy Projects

Nooshin Amini

Ectoderm Cell Therapy Projects

Michael Bukys

 Endoderm Cell Therapy Projects

Babu Roshan Padmanabhan


Katie Sears


Joe Carpentino

Director of Sales

Our Scientific Advisory Board

José Oberholzer
Junhyong Kim
Niels Lynge Agerbæk

Our Board Of Directors

Magnus Persson

Chairman of the Board

Houman David Hemmati

Member of the Board

Jan Jensen

Member of the Board

Mike Kaufman

Member of the Board

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