Management Team

  • Claude LeDuc,
    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. LeDuc has cumulated 32 years of senior executive, CEO, COO experience with private and Fortune 500 medical device and bio-pharma companies. He has spent 22 years in the musculoskeletal market, having occupied senior positions with Genzyme, Biomatrix, Serono and BioSyntech. He has raised more than $50 million in public & private financings after taking BioSyntech public on the TSX-V exchange as its CEO in 2004. During his 5year tenure as BioSyntech CEO, he has worked closely with Ecole Polytechnique who is an active partner in the development of Ortho-RTi's proprietary platform, and was directly involved in the clinical and regulatory development of the BST-CarGel product which was later acquired by Orthopaedic giant, Smith & Nephew.

  • Luc Mainville, MBA,
    Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Mainville has an accomplished history of financial and operational leadership successes within the life science industry. In an executive management career that spans more than 20 years, he has led or been integrally involved in four go-public transactions, completed more than 20 public financings, and managed more than 50 licensing, merger and acquisition, and sale transactions. Mr. Mainville also serves as Senior Vice President and CFO for Valeo Pharma. His earlier experience includes senior management and financial roles with various life science companies, including Acerus Pharma, Cardiome Pharma, Neopharm Labs and LAB Research Inc. Prior to launching his career in the life science industry, Mr. Mainville was a Partner at KPMG LLP. Mr. Mainville has also served as Vice-Chairman of BIOTECanada and holds an MBA from McGill University.

  • Mukesh Ahuja,
    VP Clinical and Medical Affairs

    Mukesh Ahuja, MBBS, MSc is a highly qualified, medical executive with fourteen years of US experience as a clinical expert in Orthopedics, managing dozens of orthopedic clinical studies and partnering with surgeons to advance novel research approaches. He has validated expertise in leading and supporting clinical and medical affairs teams within biotechnology companies, medical centers, and clinical research organizations, and has partnered with leading orthopedics companies in exploring novel technologies. Dr. Ahuja has practical knowledge of experimental and clinical research needs to support the development, commercialization and marketing of medical products and technologies. He has a long history of collaboration with physicians, surgeons, scientists/researchers, engineers, sales and marketing executives and other key advisors to identify new markets, and areas of growth and sustainability. Dr. Ahuja worked at Orthofix Medical, Inc. where he was appointed to develop the clinical strategy for the motion preservation program of spine business franchise. He was also responsible to initiate and lead an IDE trial for a two-level cervical disc replacement device. Prior to Orthofix, Dr. Ahuja was the Director of Medical and Clinical Affairs for Medacta USA, Inc. He also served as Research Administrator for the world-renowned Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center/ Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. While at Rush, Dr. Ahuja led research programs for Sports Medicine and Spine, consisting of teams responsible for FDA, NIH, and industry trials, as well as investigator initiated research. He has an extensive clinical research experience in Sports Medicine injuries and treatment products ranging from biologics, stems cells, tissues graft, devices, and drugs. Dr. Ahuja holds a Masters of Science in Clinical Research from Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, completed a Health Care Management Executive Certificate Program from Loyola University, Chicago, achieved his Certified Principal Investigator (CPI®) certification from ACRP and received a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) medical degree from Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Pakistan and a Bachelor of Arts – Political Science and History, University of Sindh, Pakistan. Mukesh is a member of ACRP and AAHKS and recently joined the regulatory committee of Biologic Association.