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



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.



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.



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


Doug Drabble

Chief Operating Officer

Cathy Bradford

Project Administrator

Brandi Shanahan

Regulatory and Quality
Assurance Director


Kashif Haque

Business Development Director


"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


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.

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.

Jared Johnson, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

As Chief Financial Officer, Jared Johnson is responsible for supporting the company in all its internal and external financial reporting. Jared has over 18 years of experience in
accounting and finance as a Certified Public Accountant working closely with a variety of businesses across several industries. His diverse experience strengthens his understanding of business finance which benefits Novex and its stakeholders.

Brandi Shanahan

Regulatory and Quality
Assurance Director

Brandi Shanahan has nearly two decades of life science industry experience and has spent the last seven years leading quality programs, regulatory strategy, process improvement, process validation, auditing and gap assessments, risk management, and regulatory inspection preparation, facilitation, and remediation. 

Brandi is a Navy veteran and during her time in the Navy, she gained extensive experience in microbiology and immunohematology along with years of direct patient care.  Prior to joining Novex, Brandi worked in laboratory management for a nationally ranked health system in southeast with more than 1,400 care locations.

As Regulatory and Quality Assurance Director for Novex, Brandi leverages her background in quality and regulatory compliance to ensure that client processes, projects and solutions are technically sound and compliant with all current regulations.


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.