About Us

Welcome to Novex Innovations

Novex Innovations was established as a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) to support the growth and development of startups to small and medium sized companies. Novex fills a niche that is currently underserved in the areas of process development, regulatory support, and drive to commercialization.

Who Are We

Our team of experienced specialists works closely with our clients to provide comprehensive scientific, technical, and regulatory support, along the entire spectrum of product development.

Our Mission

Our mission is to bridge the gap between discovery and patient care by facilitating the translation from research to commercialization.

What We Do

Our 3-D Process

01.

Discover

Every successful health care technology has to begin somewhere. At Novex, it begins with you. We partner with you to develop your ideas into market challenging innovations.

02.

Develop

The idea is only the beginning. Ideas must also be evaluated and developed. Regardless of where your idea is in the development process, our experienced team will seamlessly transfer the results of your efforts to our team and quickly get to work advancing it to the next phase.

03.

Deliver

The Novex team has decades of experience bringing innovations into the marketplace. We make sure our production is efficient and effective, allowing us to bring your life changing products to patients faster.

Our Values

More, now than ever, values matter.

  • Do what is right every time even when no one is looking
  • Focus on the customer and all else will fall into place
  • There is rarely a traffic jam on the extra mile
  • We believe in consistent excellence
  • We are process oriented, trustworthy, honest, responsible and authentic
  • Be responsible for your actions and words
  • Conduct yourself in a way that brings honor to us all
  • How your present yourself and communicate matters
  • We all benefit from our company’s image and reputation
  • Ask candid questions, share ideas and raise concerns to promote success
  • Listen without judgement to understand
  • Be respectful, present and engaged in conversations
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
  • Care about each other by being helpful, kind, patient and giving grace
  • Always be positive
  • We believe if you enjoy your job you’ll never work a day in your life
  • Have a sense of humor. Laugh hard and often

Our Leadership Team

Our leadership’s experience and knowledge is unmatched by other CDMO’s. From research and development to commercialization and distribution, our leaders utilize their experience to leverage exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Jerry Barker

President

Doug Drabble

Chief Operating Officer

Denise Koontz

Chief Financial Officer

Cathy Bradford

Project Administrator

Lynn Knight

Tech Transfer Administrator

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Kashif Haque

Business Development Director

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

"Novex never lets us down."

Novex people consistently deliver the highest level of professionalism and skill in the work they do for us at C Change Surgical. Great people. Very easy to work with. Highly recommend.
Patrick Kammer
Managing Director/CEO, C Change Surgical
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Jerry Barker

President

As founder and President of Novex, Jerry Barker is involved in all aspects of the organization. An entrepreneur with years of experience launching and managing successful start-ups, Jerry is recognized for his integrity and strong strategic and tactical leadership.

During his career, Jerry has gained over 20 years of biologics laboratory experience and technical expertise.  He has deep and varied experience in medical device design, development and commercialization.  His expertise spans strategy, commercialization, business development and market access.  As a seasoned entrepreneur across a variety of industries his insights and perspectives are invaluable to the success and growth of our customer’s organizations.

Doug Drabble

Chief Operating Officer

Doug Drabble is Novex’s Chief Operating Officer. In this role he leads a team of multidisciplinary scientists and professionals supporting the development, production, manufacturing, and commercialization services Novex provides to our customers.

Doug is recognized for over 30 years of global pharmaceutical and industrial related work experience and consulting in research, process development, scale-up manufacturing, commercial manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory pathways and engineering.  Doug is responsible for ensuring our customer goals become a reality with the delivery of innovative solutions in patient care.

Denise Koontz, CFP

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Denise Koontz is responsible for supporting the company in finance, accounting, human resources and procurement. A motivated leader, with over 25 years of international business experience, Denise draws upon her in-depth financial background to promote growth and advance corporate goals. She brings to Novex more than 14 years of direct experience in high growth equity and biotechnology firms.

Cathy Bradford, MSPM

Project Manager

Cathy Bradford, Novex’s Project Administrator, is a proven leader with over 30 years of successful project administration, team leadership, operational excellence and strategic development across multiple industries. Cathy’s specialty lies in program and project management while leading teams of multidisciplinary resources to achieve desired goals. She also has extensive experience in marketing, process improvement, business strategy, change management, and cultural change.

Lynn Knight

Tech Transfer Administrator

Lynn Knight is Novex’s Tech Transfer Administrator. In this role, she works directly with customers along with our team of scientists to establish and facilitate the transfer of information and support a variety of programs. Lynn ensures alignment of our Customer’s deliverables through development, training, program support, and initial manufacturing. Recognized for a nearly 30 years of experience in biologics and biotech industries, Lynn is uniquely qualified to partner with customers to bring their innovations to reality.

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Kashif Haque

Business Development Director

Kashif Haque works as the Director of Business Development at Novex. In his role, Kashif is a key point of contact for new business development and project inquiries.

Kashif is recognized for over 20 years of technology commercialization related work experience across federal, state and academic levels. Kashif has extensive experience in working with early-stage researchers and entrepreneurs in translating clinical and scientific observations and ideas into viable products, solutions and services. Kashif has clinical and medical training as well as a Masters in Biotechnology and an MBA specializing in healthcare management – his is uniquely qualified to partner with customers to help commercialize their innovations.