About Us

SMSbiotech is a California-based biotech company that was founded by Dr. Abdulkader Rahmo, Tom Pistone, Mohamed Diab, Amy Mousavi, and Firas Abras in 2015. Through a combination of hard work and over 30 years of experience in research and applications, we have been able to introduce a new proprietary technology that will change the way the life science industry approaches the research of cells, drugs and toxins. Based on our patented, revolutionary, adult stem cell research technologies, new potential treatments can be tested earlier than with traditional methods, and in a cost-effective way.

The SMSbiotech platform technology will penetrate the regenerative medicine and bio-manufacturing markets and lay the groundwork for developing alternative, more efficient, and relevant treatments and medications.

We believe that we are only as strong as our team. We strive to hire and consult with people who share our vision and dedication.

Do you want to learn more about us? Contact us!

Management Team

Co-Founder, Interim CEO, CSO
Bachelor in Biochemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern California. Associate professor. Over 30 years of experience in research and applications, of which 8 years have been dedicated to his current research. Co-founded several entities, including the National Commission for Biotechnology.
Chief Commercial Officer, Market Strategy
Regulatory Expert, Retired Lieutenant Colonel US Marines
Medical Device Business Development & Operations Executive
Chief Medical Officer/ Co-founder Genoptics
Executive Administrator

Board of Directors

30 years of comprehensive operations experience in the medical device field; Master of Science in Business Administration.
Co-founder of Masimo Corporation; senior researcher, inventor; specialized in medical devices.
Co-founder of Masimo corporation, employing more than 4,250 people worldwide Kiani and Masimo have more than 595 issued and 310 pending patents worldwide.
Co-founder; Bachelor in Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley; Western State University, College of Law; 15 years of experience in Law; specialized in Business Litigation.
Co-founder; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 33 years of experience in law; specialized in Business Litigation.

Board of Advisers

Financial expert with over 20 years of experience as a CFO and a CPA, business owner; highly experienced in both established and startup companies.
Executive leader coach, former director of Toshiba Business Development, CEO of dbkAssociates, Inc, chairman of PacRim Engineering, group chair Vistage International, Inc.
Former associate professor at MIT (9 years), founder and former director of the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute (5 years), currently founder and Director of Asymmetrex, LLC.
Medical Director for Wound Management at Palomar Health in San Diego, Chief Medical Officer at Synergy Wound Technology, trained in Emergency Medicine, now practices full time as a Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Physician.
Mazen Shihabi
Senior Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (8 years), world expert in industrial digital communication; experienced in medical device engineering, graduate level lecturer at UCI.