Weaver Gaines has over 40 years of entrepreneurial, management, and legal experience, including over 25 years as a founder, fund-raiser, and manager of start-up life science companies. Most recently, he was a co-founder and CEO of OBMedical Company, a medical device company that developed and received FDA clearance for an electronic maternal fetal monitor, which was acquired by Philips Healthcare in 2018.
From 2008 to 2017, Gaines was Chairman of the Board of Nanotherapeutics, Inc. (now Ology Bioservices, Inc.), a specialty pharma company and manufacturer of a bone extender cleared by the FDA. Prior that that, Gaines founded Ixion Biotechnology, a Florida-based, clinical-stage biotechnology company that developed stem cell and probiotic therapies focused on treatment of metabolic disorders. Ixion’s probiotic technology was acquired by QMed AB in 2007.
Gaines received a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and was an Infantry officer who served in Vietnam from 1969-70, with a final rank of Captain.