Managing Partner, COO
Jerry Chang has over 20 years of experience in technology development and commercialization with key roles in operations, product development, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs. His career includes the invention, development and launch of numerous novel surgical implants and sterilization platforms, aseptic formulation and production of biological materials, and quality oversight of manufacturing, validation and testing operations. Mr. Chang recently co-founded Samaritan Biologics, LLC, an organization focused on providing the best biologic products to end users with a commitment to availability and quality through independent distributors. Samaritan Biologics was also created with the intention to give back to the community. 10% of all annual profits are donated to medically focused charities such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Mr. Chang joined BioD, LLC (now Integra LifeSciences: IART) in 2014 and served as the company’s Senior Vice-President of Business and Product Development until March of 2019. He is also the co-founder and Managing Partner of Vigilant Bioservices, a biorepository and cold chain logistics services company. Previously, Mr. Chang served as Chief Operating Officer for Transplant Technologies of Texas which was recently acquired by Globus Medical (GMED), and he was a founding member and Director of Operations and Product Development at AxoGen Inc. (AXGN), a biotechnology company providing novel solutions to repair and regenerate peripheral nerves. Earlier, he worked for Regeneration Technologies (now RTI Surgical: RTIX) with increasing management responsibility in various important roles within this 400 person biotechnology company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. He began his technical career with Fuji Hunt Chemical Corporation and Abbott Laboratories.
Mr. Chang is currently a member of the Upstate Carolina Angel Network and is an Affiliate Faculty Member and the External Advisory Board Chair at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida.
Jerry, his wife Catherine Chang, MD and two children live in Greenville, SC. They are very involved in multiple youth sports including Hockey, Lacrosse, and Martial arts. Jerry enjoys recreational traveling with family and friends including scuba trips on a regular basis.