Specializing In: Biotechnology, Biologically Derived And Produced Chemicals And Fuels, Food Science, Biosensor Technology And The Biotreatment Of Wastewater And Environmental Pollution.
Providing In-Depth Technical Analysis And Guidance For R&D, Competitor Activity, Technology Trends, Strategic Planning, Intellectual Property and Regulatory Compliance.
BioSage Consultants specializes in the science and business of microbiology and biotechnology as applied to the production of specialty, industrial, and nutraceutical chemicals and fuels, food processing and safety, environmental management and the biotreatment of industrial wastewaters.
Matthew J Grossman, PhD - President & Principal Consultant
Matthew took his PhD in Microbiology from the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He established BioSage in 2003 and has over 25 years of industrial experience in the areas of technology assessment, R&D management, strategic planning, and market, IP and merger & acquisition analysis. His expertise is in the commercial application of microbial and enzymatic processes for the production of chemicals and fuels, biotransformations, sensor biotechnology and biotreatment of industrial waste streams and environmental pollution. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and holds 5 patents.
Prior to founding BioSage Matthew worked for 14 years as R&D program leader and strategic planner for biofuels, bioprocessing, biotechnology and environmental science at Exxon/ExxonMobil Corporate Research/Corporate Strategic Research. Throughout his tenure at ExxonMobil Matthew established interdisciplinary research collaborations with industrial partners via non-profit organizations and government cooperative R&D agreements (CRADAs), in addition he established numerous academic research collaboration including those with Rutgers University, MIT and Princeton University.
Matthew was also an industrial member of the Center for Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry (CEBIC) at Princeton University for 6 years and later a visiting scientist in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University. In addition he worked for 3 years performing research on ethanol fermentation processes at Hydrocarbon Research Inc., which resulted in a patented continuous ethanol process.
Over the past 4 years Dr. Grossman has also been a visiting professor and researcher at the State University of Campinas, (UNICAMP) Brazil, where he has investigated the biotreatment of hypersaline waste streams from the textile, plastics, petroleum industries and petroleum contaminated soils as well as lecturing on biofuels, molecular genetics and bioremediation.
Lucia R Durrant, PhD - Principal Consultant
Lucia has a Bachelors of Engineering and Masters of Food Science from the School of Food Engineering (FEA), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), rated among the top universities worldwide. She took her PhD in Biochemistry at the Biochemistry Department, University of Surrey. Lucia performed her postdoctoral research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has been a visiting scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. Lucia is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Lucia brings over 30 years experience in leading biotechnology research programs and 20 years directing the Microbial Physiology Laboratory in the Food Science Department at UNICAMP. Lucia has graduated over 70 PhD and Masters students in diverse areas of research and has over 200 presentations, publications and book chapters. Her research has focused on the microbial biodegradation and biotreatment of organic pollutants in the environment and industrial waste streams, the production of value added bio-based chemicals including biosurfactants and xylooligosaccharides, industrial applications of halophilic microorganisms and the enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass for applications in fuels and chemicals. Throughout her tenure at UNICAMP Lucia has been responsible for developing the academic program and teaching undergraduate and graduate level food microbiology.
Lucia has a proven track record of interdisciplinary collaboration with academic, industrial and government groups. Lucia's academic research has led to numerous international collaborations in the US, Spain, Italy and England, to name a few. As a technical consultant she has provided technical guidance to the food, pharmaceutical, oil, textile, and wastewater treatment industries. Lucia is also an active member of the Food Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations where she was on the Expert Committee on Food Additives, Contaminants and Natural Toxicants (JECFA) Roster for 5 years and is currently a member of the Food Safety Expert Roster. Lucia is also a member of the Proposal Reviewer Committees of FAPESP (Sao Paulo State Foundation for the Support of Research); CNPq (Brazilian National Council for the Development of Research) which is equivalent to NSF) and CAPES (National Council for the Development of Higher Education).