Marc Beer, through Renovia Inc., a startup he co-founded, has just made a significant contribution to the improvement of the health of women in Boston. Beer, who also founded the ViaCell, Inc. and served as its chief for seven years, has through this step demonstrated leadership. This act shows that he has not been consumed into the deep chambers of his career; the profits and loses; that he cares for the wellbeing of other people. This is not a common feat with many people who have held senior managerial positions in numerous companies. In a statement expressing his delight at being joined by the Longwood Fund for this work, Beer indeed acknowledged that he has a vision ‘to better diagnose, treat and improve the lives of millions of women affected by pelvic floor disorders’ around the world.
This donation will come in two packages; $32m for new equipment and the rest ($10m) in venture debt. Marc Beer’s contribution is set to be used for the development of material used for diagnosis and therapy to fight pelvic floor disorders which are estimated by medical researchers to affect about 250 million women in the world.
Beer, who has a lot of experience at sales and marketing management, has also excelled in research and development program management in therapeutic, surgical and in vitro diagnostic systems businesses. He has also served as a private consultant in the field of medical industry. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Miami University in Ohio, Beer grew career-wise to hold many top positions in companies doing business in the medical field. He has been a director at CytoPherx, Seaside Therapeutics LLC, Erytech Pharma Société Anonyme and Viacell companies the latest at which he also held the position of chairman. He has also served in the managerial boards, notably the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board at TxCell Promises, the Mass Life Science Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Emerging Companies Section Governing Body.
In taking this bold step, Beer has demonstrated that successful individuals need to use their expertise in not only building their companies and countries but also in giving back to society. Learn more: https://www.slideshare.net/MarcBeer