Sandeep Patel, armed with experience supporting HHS in solving high impact health problems like kidney failure and disease prevention using innovative and collaborative funding and policy-making approaches, takes on a new role as Director of BARDA Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures (DRIVe).
Sandeep’s experience includes supporting efforts involving a $30M+ public-private partnership KidneyX to spur development of an artificial kidney and standing up the largest public-facing open innovation program in the U.S. government, with 190+ competitions and $45M in awards since 2011.
Prior roles include:
- Open Innovation Manager | KidneyX Founder and Director – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Co-founder – OmusonoLabs
- Sr. Scientific Analyst – Discovery Logic, a Thomson Reuters Company