About US

Dr. Chao Liu is CEO, President, and Co-founder of Aleo BME. She received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing where she modeled complex material processing and helped populate one of the largest digital chemical databases at that time. Chao has more than 10 years experience in biomaterials and medical device product development and developed and patented novel technologies for nerve regeneration and industrial coating technologies. She has held positions at various large health care firms and built medical record systems to manage the growing data sets critical for the growth of personalized medicine. She is also the founder of Adbiomat, a technical services company that addresses a wide range of challenges faced by medical device and pharmaceutical companies.


John Round is Vice President at Aleo BME and an accomplished biotech entrepreneur. John has founded and established the early stage R&D programs of a number of life sciences companies focused on novel technologies including cell therapeutics, biomaterials, and the microbiome. In aggregate, start-ups based on his patent filings have received close to $200M of venture funding. Prior to starting biotech companies, John implemented sustainable energy technologies in cooperation with Reliance Life Sciences as a Fulbright Scholar in India and developed clinical candidates at Biogen. John holds an MS in bioengineering and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Jian Yang is Aleo BME's Co-Founder, scientific adviser, and a professor of biomedical engineering at Pennsylvania State University managing the research of the Transformative Biomaterials and Biotechnology Lab. Dr. Yang has published more than 100 journal articles and has received over a dozen issued patents. His research has optimized citrate-based biomaterials and their applications in tissue engineering, biosensing, and drug delivery. He has successfully licensed a number of his technologies to active healthcare companies, to which he acts a medical adviser. He is a recipient of the NSF Career Award and an Outstanding Young Faculty Award of College of Engineering at UTA. He was elected to the Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.


Barry Fell is Aleo BME's business adviser and also the Co-Founder of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of Surgery’s Medical Device Innovation Program. Barry, currently president of the SIG Medical Corp, has spent over 22 years in the medical device space. Since leaving the aerospace industry in 1987, he has owned his own engineering design company and has had management participation in three successful start-up companies. He has also been a consultant to all the major orthopedic companies. He has over 100 US and Foreign patents issued and pending.