When Mitch Javidi came to the United States from Iran at the age of 13, landing in Oklahoma, no one could have predicted that he would eventually run a highly successful company that is a catalyst for biotechnology in North Carolina. Javidi is CEO of the Catevo Group, which is head-quartered in Raleigh, NC, and with offices in Charlotte, Washington, DC, Miami, and Dubai. It serves all levels of the biotechnology industry from startup to marketing. This organization was born in an academic atmosphere and maintains a strong connection to university life.

Catevo's orientation reflects Javidi's personal background, starting with his graduate training in the 1980s. "I was working on my PhD at the University of Oklahoma and at the same time working with the Walmart Corporation and their pharmacy business," Javidi explains. His...

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