When it was launched, NutraGenom’s focus was analyzing clients’ DNA for the amelioration of nutritional deficiencies due to genetic variants. The discovery of a new biotechnology—H2B—transformed its mission. Knowing that we could capture and sustain large volumes of molecular hydrogen, we recognized that we could make an important contribution to physicians and patients, while extending the benefits of our technology to address urgent problems of food production.
Today, we are working with our strategic partners to launch our first flagship product, H2-Satiety Gel, an important innovation in the field of appetite control and weight loss.
We are also highly focused on developing the next generation of health-related products based on the H2B biotechnology. Once these are in production, we will turn our attention to seeking partners in drug delivery, medical imaging and food production.
Eugene P. Pittz, PhD
Founder, President & CEO
Gene has held positions as the Senior Research and Director of R&D with Unilever (Lever Brothers, USA), WARNER Lambert (Pfizer), Sandoz (Novartis), Schering Plough (Merck) and MacroChem Corp.
Over the course of his 25-year career with these health care companies, he designed, directed and executed numerous R&D projects in dermatology, gastroenterology, dental care as well developing new methods for drug delivery.
Gene has authored or co-authored 17 patents and 30 publications/presentations as well as winning awards for developing innovative product concepts.
Judith E. Allaire-Pittz, RD, LD
Before co-founding NutraGenom, Judy served as consultant to Morrison Management Specialists and as Director of Clinical Nutrition and Patient Services for the University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Her earlier career included research, service and management positions at: Protocare Trials for Clinical Research, Orange, CA; St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange, CA; St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ and O.D. Heck Development Center, Schenectady, NY.
Judy’s education includes: Dietary Internship, NYS; B.S. Clinical Nutrition (Cum Laude), SUNY; A.A.S. Nutrition Care (Magna Cum Laude); Maria College, Albany, NY.
Chen Chen, PhD
VP of International Marketing & Manufacturing
Chen has worked as a scientist and an entrepreneur in the food, nutritional, and pharmaceutical industries for over 35 years. Early in his professional career, Chen conducted research on human metabolism and the development of chronic degenerative diseases. He then worked for a pharmaceutical company to develop product, formulation and technology while serving as an adjunct faculty in the School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
During the last 20 years, Chen has founded and also helped grow numerous business ventures, successfully bringing innovative health ingredients, novel nutritional supplements, and unique medical devices to the global market.
Jim Timmins, MBA
VP of Business Development
James Timmins is a 25 year veteran of life science business development, after a stellar technical career where his invention formed the basis of 2 of the first 10 approved biotech products. He has launched over a dozen companies that were spun off Fortune 50 research divisions and university technologies. and licensed over a dozen breakthrough patents. In addition his expertise includes all aspects of IND development (GLP, GMP) and regulated facilities launch and management.
Jon Ward, MA
Marketing and Branding Consultant
Jon Ward has over 30 years’ experience as a marketing and branding consultant, serving clients ranging from one-person startups to billion-dollar corporations. In the field of business education, his clients and collaborators have included Robert Kiyosaki, Harv Eker and Bob Proctor.
As co-owner of Young Associates, a flourishing Phoenix-based advertising agency, Jon worked as writer and creative director serving clients in multiple industries nationwide.
As a business writer, Jon has collaborated on The New Case for Gold by economist Jim Rickards, Successful Acquisitions: A Proven Plan for Strategic Growth, by M&A expert David Braun, and MC24, by design thinker Bruce Mau.
Today, Jon serves as a strategic consultant for Calroy Health Sciences, whose mission is to create and promote new, science-based solutions to major health challenges. He is an adjunct consultant to the Sheffield Group, the leading consultancy for the direct selling industry. He is also the founder of Braincat, a startup software company with a mission to help people think better and maximize their cognitive potential.
David Chance, MS
Director of Quality and Compliance
David Chance has over 30 years of experience working in a variety of roles in clinical nutrition, nutrition research, the pharmaceutical industry, and in marketing and sales management in the nutrition industry. His early career in nutrition research focused on interventions for obese populations and the metabolic changes caused by diets. Combined with experiences in both clinical settings, cellular and pharmaceutical lab positions, and sales and marketing for nutrition products, David has a broad level of experience in all aspects of nutrition product development.
David has served as the National Sales and Marketing Manager for Sanmark and Innobioactives for more than 15 years. Prior to joining Sanmark, David worked in pharma, as a nutrition R&D and product development scientist, as a Registered Dietitian in clinical roles and research settings managing a GCRC Metabolic Research Kitchen, and as a communication and media specialist for the dairy industry.
David has a B.S. in Biochemical Nutrition and a M.S. in Nutrition Science.