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Christy franco

  • PhD
  • Business Development Manager
  • VGXI, Inc.
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Recent publications

  • Development and optimization of a dual-photoinitiator, emulsion-based technique for rapid generation of cell-laden hydrogel microspheres.

    • Franco C
    • Price J
    • West J
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  • Hydrogel microsphere encapsulation of a cell-based gene therapy system increases cell survival of injected cells, transgene expression, and bone volume in a model of heterotopic ossification.

    • Olabisi R
    • Lazard Z
    • Franco C
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Business Development Manager

VGXI, Inc.

October 2014 - Present

Director of Research and Development

Twister Biotech, Inc.

August 2011 - September 2014(3 years)


PhD, Bioengineering

Rice University

August 2006 - September 2011(5 years)

Bachelors, Biomedical Engineering

University of Texas at Austin

August 2002 - May 2006(4 years)


Biomedical engineer with over 12 years of combined industry and research experience: Diverse technical expertise in the areas of gene and cell therapy, fermentation process development, biomaterial design and characterization, and advanced microscopy methods. Highly capable in business development, marketing strategy and design, web content management and social media outreach, monitoring industry trends and competition, and leveraging in-depth technical knowledge through professional, consultative, and proactive sales activities.

Co-authors (10)

  • Meredith Brown
  • Christy Franco

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