Mar 20, 2019 6:00 PM
Jeff Missling
LEARN HOW a Successful Inventor Won Angel Funding for a Medical Drug BizStartup

Jeff Missling - SpineThera CEO and Inventor

Come and Learn  How BIZ STARTUP entrepreneur Jeff Missling founded SpineThera – a medical drug company in 2012.  During this time he has focused on designing/refining and developing his own sustained-release, injectable drug product.  Before founding SpineThera, Jeff spent 12 years in the Medical Device industry. Accomplishments included leading the development of a steroid implant licensed to Merck for $40M. 


  1. HOW to Identify angel investors and develop investor profiles 
  2. How to start/build a company to sell your invention
  3. How to create/manage your products’ IP
  4. How to get FDA (Food/Drug Administration) product approvals – for medical device products
  5. HOW to Manage your company valuation with an exit in mind 



Jeff Missling is the Founder and CEO of SpineThera. He has built SpineThera as a semi-virtual company with in-house formulation development and pilot plant operations and contracted services for all supporting functions. Jeff has further established a world class team of clinical and regulatory consultants (C-level and FDA director level). 

Mr. Missling has an extensive background in formulation, preclinical, and clinical development of polymeric, sustained release products including biodegradable microspheres, ophthalmic implants, drug coated medical devices, and biodegradable implants. Before founding SpineThera, Jeff led the formulation development and clinical study manufacturing of a sustained release steroid implant for ocular administration that was licensed to Merck. A chemical engineer trained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jeff has spent his career developing functional polymeric materials including polymeric batteries, medical devices, and sustained-release drug products.


Who should attend:

  • New Product innovators/Entrepreneurs
  • Product Inventors
  • New Business Startups 


When6:00-8:00PM ((Networking 5:30-6:00 and 8:00-8:30)

Where: 1001 HWY 7, Eisenhower Community Center (Just West of HWY 169), Hopkins MN 55305

CostMembers FREE. Visitors $15. CC/Cash/Check at the meeting.