Morrie Ruffin has more than 20 years of experience in the biotech and healthcare industries. He is a founder and managing director of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, the global organization representing the interests of the regenerative medicine community. Ruffin is also the managing partner of Adjuvant Partners, a boutique regenerative medicine and advanced therapies business consulting firm. Prior to joining Adjuvant Partners, he was the chief executive officer of LifeTech Innovations LLC (LTI), a business development consulting firm. Prior to his position at LTI, he was executive vice president of capital formation and business development at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the largest trade organization representing the biotech and drug development industries. Prior to joining BIO, Ruffin worked for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter for five years as his senior legislative assistant. He received his master's degree in international studies and economics from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.