Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD, Appointed To Bacterial Robotics Science Directorate

May 9, 2014

Bacterial Robotics is a life science biotechnology firm.  The Company uses synthetic biology tools in an evolutionary engineering approach to develop bacterial robots, or BactoBots™.  Today, the Company announced the appointment of Tim Cripe, MD, to its Scientific Directorate.

The Company is developing unique therapeutic BactoBots.  Dr. Cripe’s extensive oncology, hematology, and oncolytic virus expertise will provide important guidance for unique product developments directed to clinical applications.

Jason E. Barkeloo, CEO stated, “Dr. Cripe’s clinical and research accomplishments are well recognized.  The Company is fortunate to have attracted his guidance and expertise for immunological, viral, and oncology product development.”

Dr. Cripe is the Chief of Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a faculty member of The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Formally, he was the Medical co-Director of the Office for Clinical and Translational Research.  Dr. Cripe was the Founding Director of the Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Tumor Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 

At the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Cripe was a Pediatrics Professor and directed Pilots and Collaborative Studies in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.

Barkeloo added, "We are focused upon creating innovative products and intellectual property.  Dr. Cripe’s leadership will help Bacterial Robotics reduce product development risks.  That is, end-user applications will be informed from the outset of product development by Tim’s expertise.”

Dr. Cripe finished, "Harnessing millions of years of biologic evolution by redirecting bacteria and viruses to solve human problems is an exciting venture with enormous potential. I am thrilled to be associated with the outstanding team at Bacterial Robotics.”

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About Bacterial Robotics
An early developer in the emerging synthetic biology industry, Bacterial Robotics is headquartered in Winchester, Ohio (USA).  It has operations in Cincinnati, OH and Covington, KY.  The Company specializes in identifying markets for developing and deploying BactoBots™ and ViruBots™; microscopic organism-based robots that produce, build, sense, and perform functions.  
The Company's products are protected by a proprietary genetics rights management (GeRM™) key system.  The GeRM system is a consumable additive that prevents the BactoBots against theft or release.  The GeRM key consumable enables the Company to gain revenues from licensing the manufacture and distribution of its BactoBots.
Once Bacterial Robotics develops a BactoBot, it creates a go-to-market subsidiary to launch the product.  Pilus Energy was the Company's first subsidiary, a wastewater-to-value company.  That subsidiary was merged with Tauriga Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: TAUG) in January 2014.
For more information on Bacterial Robotics, visit its web site at BacterialRobotics.com.
Jason E. Barkeloo  

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.