Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Cellular Bioengineering, Inc. and SKAI Ventures, LLC
An orthopedic surgeon, inventor, and entrepreneur, Dr. Hank C. K. Wuh has led the development of over twenty biomedical and consumer healthcare products from concept to global commercialization.
Dr. Wuh is founder and CEO of Skai Ventures, a hybrid of venture
capital and technology accelerator focused on creating and investing in
high growth companies by transforming novel, ingenious ideas from
scientists at leading universities into disruptive innovations
(www.skaiventures.com). SKAI Ventures was the winner of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase. Dr. Wuh is also founder and CEO of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc., developing the world’s most advanced, bioengineered cornea for transplantation to restore vision for the 10 million people around the world with corneal blindness. (www.cellularbioengineering.com). Dr. Wuh recently founded World Children’s Vision, a charity with a mission to bring blind children from around the world to Hawaii for the gift of sight.
Some of Skai Ventures’ portfolio companies include DeconGel® (www.decongel.com), a polymeric material for radiological, nuclear, and hazardous chemical remediation, which was deployed in Japan following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster; TruTags (www.TruTags.com), an edible optical security platform targeting the $80 billion annual problem of pharmaceutical counterfeiting and drug authentication, and the life science winner of the 2011 Silicon Valley Launch competition for “Hot” emerging tech companies worldwide; Skai Vision Institute, a center of excellence delivering leading-edge technology to restore sight for visually impaired patients from throughout the Asia and Pacific; Endoscopy Institute of Hawaii, providing state of the art screening and early detection of gastro-esophageal and colon cancer.
Dr. Wuh received his B.A. in Human Biology from the Johns Hopkins University, Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, and Medical Doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Wuh was Resident and Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center. He was elected Class Marshal at Harvard, and was twice winner of the Vernon P. Thompson Prize for outstanding research in orthopedic surgery at Stanford. Dr. Wuh was named the 2008 Invention Entrepreneur of the Year by the Hawaii Venture Capital Association, and was nominated in 2010 for The National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
At the University of Hawaii, Dr. Wuh is a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Innovation and Technology Advancement, Dean’s Council at the School of Engineering, Chancellor’s Advisory Council at UH Manoa, and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Dr. Wuh is Board Director of the Hawaii Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors (HiBEAM), and was previously a director of the Tech Museum of Innovation of Silicon Valley. Dr. Wuh grew up in Honolulu, and is fluent in Chinese Mandarin.