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Coulter Program Director

Max A. Fedor, MBA

Fedor 2015

Max Fedor is the Coulter Program Director at Pitt. Max brings over 30 years of experience in early stage growth, fundraising, product and technology development, business development, and general management for companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms. Most recently, he was President and CEO of BIOSAFE, Inc., an antimicrobial coatings company that has been transitioned to a strategic partner and potential acquirer. Max came to BIOSAFE from the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, where he was an Executive in Residence, helping early stage portfolio companies achieve initial capitalization and commercial launch. In prior years, Max held key positions in a number of technology-based life science companies. In the mid-1990’s, he was VP Business Development for Bioimagene, Inc., a software solutions provider for life science image management and analysis. He came to Bioimagene through its acquisition of TissueInformatics, where he was Vice President of Development and Operations, leading the company’s implementation and deployment of a scalable distributed processing platform for the automated analysis of tissue images in pre-clinical studies. During his career, Max was also VP of Operations and Development at Sequel Genetics, Senior Program Manager for in-vitro diagnostic platforms at Alstom Automation Systems, Inc., President and Co-Founder of MedSelect Systems, and President and Co-Founder of Ergonics Corp., a medical products design/engineering firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and an MBA from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (Tepper School) at Carnegie Mellon University. Moving forward, Max will manage the important work of the Coulter TPII Program at the University of Pittsburgh.


324 Benedum Hall
3700 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Office: 412-624-0403, Mobile: 412-585-3050
Fax: 412-648-3699

Coulter Program Administrator

Lindsay J Rodzwicz, BS 


Department of Bioengineering
302 Benedum Hall 
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 
Telephone: 412-624-3495 

Coulter Program Staff

Suneera Bhatia, MBA

Suneera Bhatia
Portfolio Manager

Telephone: 412-383-8047

Shubhangi Lal, MBA

Portfolio Manager

Telephone: 412-624-0100

Devdutta Mukherjee, MS


Coulter Fellow

Prashanti Patil, Ph.D

Coulter Fellow