March 20, 2019 Meeting
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.