About

Company Overview

Aspire Health Science is an FDA registered manufacturing facility specializing in contract manufacturing and development of Cellular Therapies Under cGMP guidelines. 

We aspire to create and promote a venue where potentially curative advanced cellular and regenerative therapies are accessible to all and where no promising therapies are abandoned.

Partnering with biotech companies, principal scientists and physicians, our mission is to provide customized, comprehensive services that drive cellular and regenerative therapies from conception to clinical translation and commercialization.

Our services include: 

  • Manufacturing
  • Development
  • Research
  • QC Testing Services
  • Consulting

Our ISO Class 7 cleanroom space and state-of-the-art QC and R&D laboratory is located in Orlando, Florida.

Mission

To provide customized comprehensive services that drive Cellular and Regenerative Therapies from conception to clinical translation and commercialization.

Vision

We aspire to create and promote a venue where potentially curative therapies are accessible to all and where no promising therapies are abandoned.

Facilities

Aspire Health Science is an FDA registered manufacturing facility.

Features of our facility include:

  • ISO class 7 cleanroom space
  • Quality Control laboratory
  • Research & Development laboratory
  • 24/7 online equipment monitoring
  • Cold storage rooms with controlled access
  • Logistics services 

Meet The Team

Nermin Gerges, PhD

Nermin Gerges, PhD

General Manager

Dr. Nermin Gerges is the General Manager at Aspire, where she applies her academic and industry experience to support the mission of providing customized, comprehensive services that drive cellular therapies from conception to clinical translation and commercialization. Some of her day-to-day duties include overseeing operations, facilities, production as well as quality control and quality assurance […]

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Carley Glass, PhD

Carley Glass, PhD

Quality Assurance

Dr. Carley Glass has been leading Quality Assurance for Aspire since its inception. In this role, Dr. Glass supervises all quality assurance activities to ensure compliance to FDA regulations and cGMP standards. Dr. Glass’ area of specialty includes cardiovascular disease and stem cell research. She is a lead investigator and scientist in translational research of […]

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Theron Lord, BSc

Theron Lord, BSc

Facilities Manager

Theron Lord is the Facilities Manager at Aspire. With nearly a decade of operations and laboratory management under his belt, Mr. Lord is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, the maintenance of the building and office and laboratory space, ensuring a functional and safe work environment for all staff. In addition, Mr. Lord […]

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Danielle Ayala, MSc

Danielle Ayala, MSc

Product Manager

Danielle Ayala is the Product Manager at Aspire, where she has been actively involved in the technology transfer of the Autologous Cellular Therapy, ACP-01, process and the regulatory aspects required to bring it to phase II clinical trial. Ms. Ayala’s previous biotech experience includes cellular manufacture, process development, quality control, document control and regulatory compliance. […]

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Amanda Thompson, MSc

Amanda Thompson, MSc

QC Supervisor

Amanda Thompson leads all quality control activities for our clinical manufacture of cellular therapies. During her time at Aspire, Ms. Thompson has developed and optimized protocols for Flow Cytometry, Cellular Therapy processing and cryopreservation. She has also led the QC lab expansion efforts, designed and executed validation studies for Aspire’s cellular therapies for various QC […]

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Eric LoRusso, MSc

Eric LoRusso, MSc

R&D Supervisor

Eric LoRusso joined Aspire in 2018, where he has focused on product characterization, process development, optimization and scale -up for clinical manufacturing. Eric’s experience spans research, process development and clinical manufacturing. During his work at the University of Central Florida, Eric developed protocols and performed research pertaining to neuralstem cell culture and motor neuron dysfunction […]

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Alan Jacobs, MD, PhD

Alan Jacobs, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Alan Jacobs brings over 20 years of experience leading several international teams in the research and development of therapeutics and medical devices. His executive experience also encompasses fundraising, grant funding, regulatory allowances, manufacturing design and intellectual property. He has been awarded numerous research grants, fellowships, patents, awards and honors, and has authored numerous publications. […]

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Careers

Aspiring to join the mission.

Apply your expertise and provide comprehensive, effective and strategic services that drive cellular and regenerative therapies from conception to clinical translation and commercialization.

If you are interested in working at Aspire, please contact us.

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