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Xiaoxi Wei, Ph.D.

Xiaoxi Wei, Ph.D.

Co-founder & CEO of X-Therma Inc.; User Affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Dr. Wei is an entrepreneur and chemistry professional in the area of supramolecular assembly and biomimetic nanoscience. Her Ph.D. work demonstrated the success of developing synthetic transmembrane nanopores with distinguished selectivity applying biomimetic and supramolecular chemistry principles. She is the inventor of X-Therma’s core technology based on hyper-effective ice prevention materials. She founded X-Therma Inc. in 2014 to develop a state-of-the-art biopreservation formulation that incorporates a first-in-class hyper-effective (500x) and non-toxic proprietary antifreeze polymer. She led the X-Therma team as an industrial User at The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2015 to 2018 and gained multiple recognitions internationally and nationwide. She is the principal investigator of multiple SBIR awards to develop breakthrough cryoprotectants enabling complex tissue/organ cryopreservation. She is experienced in business development and fund raising and managed international procurement projects in various industries while completing her Ph.D. study. She was a major author of 8 peer-reviewed research papers before founding X-Therma.

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