Rich Giersch is the director of Health Science Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization at WVU as well as CEO of ValtariBio and www.valtaribio.com, and Chairman of BioWV the Biotech association for the state of WV. He has held director level positions at two venture capital firms, was chief operating officer for a biotech company in RTP, North Carolina, and Chief Science Officer for the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials. His work at WVU centers on translating research to practice through technology transfer, company formation, building a community of innovators, and educational programming for entrepreneurs.
West Virginia University
Director Health Sciences Innovation Center
8 Medical Center Drive
PO Box 9115
Morgantown WV 26506-9115