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With many years of experience leading technical innovations to success, our leadership team guides The GelMA Company in continuing to strive for greatness in developing high-quality and accessible bioprinting materials.

THE Founder

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Dr. Mo Gamal, PhD
Founder & CEO

Technology Inventor

Dr. Gamal has spent over a decade working in the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked for international brands such as GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis. Previous titles he has held include: community pharmacist, product specialist, and pharmaceutical trainer.

In 2012, he earned a Master’s Degree in Stem Cells and Regeneration. This was followed up with a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Biomedical/Medical Engineering in 2020.

Having devoted his entire career to biotechnology, he believes that GelMa bioinks and 3D-bioprinting are the future of medicine. A researcher himself, Dr. Gamal understands the challenges faced by his colleagues in the scientific community.

His own struggles as a PhD student compelled him to invent and patent a novel way to produce GelMA. As The GelMA Company CEO, he is committed to making gelMA the most accessible and versatile hydrogel in the world so that more groundbreaking research can take place in the field of biotechnology.


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Hanna Girndt

Scientific Writer and Liaison

Hanna is an engaging professional who strives to positively impact her work and her team. After obtaining an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Queen’s University, Hanna spent her early career in public health where she supported laboratory work and data processing. Hanna joined The GelMA Company in 2020 and works closely with the company founders to develop scientific and industry-oriented company material.

One interesting thing about me that most people don’t know is that…
I Race dirt bikes

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Saidul Islam

Production Lead

Saidul graduated with a BSc. in Biology from the University of British Columbia in 2018. He has worked alongside the founding members of GelMA Biotechnologies Ltd. for well over 5 years to date on a multitude of projects. He officially joined the company in 2021.

One interesting thing about me that most people don’t know is that…
I have Amblyopia, and will often visualize a separate image from each eye at the same time.

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Kristine Hui

Marketing Lead

Kristine graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. Before joining The GelMA Company in 2022, she spent two years working as a professional distiller in the UK. She is passionate about drinks and content creation, and uses her varied skill set to introduce researchers worldwide to Okagel.

One interesting thing about me that most people don’t know is that…
One summer, I cycled on my bike across Canada.

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Heba Medan

Scientific Liaison

Heba is an Endodontist who is eager to improve her patients’ dental care. She joined The GelMA Company in 2019 and works to develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy, as well as to discover and implement new technologies.

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Daria Margarit

Web Designer

Daria is in her 4th year in double degree at the University of Waterloo for Mathematics and at Business at the University of Wilfrid Laurier. She is eager to start her career in product design and is always eager to take on new projects in order to enhance her portfolio, skills and experiences !

One interesting thing about me that most people don’t know is that…
I can speak 4 languages!

The team is always expanding, reach out if you're interested!