Clean Technology 2010
Barry Toyonaga

Barry Toyonaga

Chief Business Officer

Kent BioEnergy Corporation

Barry Toyonaga, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer, Kent BioEnergy Corporation, is responsible for the global strategic partnering of the company's bio-fuel and renewable technology assets. He has over 20 years of international experience in the diverse activities related to capital formation for technology-rich companies.

He was a partner at Ventana Capital (San Juan Capistrano, CA) and held executive/management positions in early-stage and established biotechnology companies, as well as within various divisions of Johnson & Johnson.

As the founder and president of Ontogen Corporation, a pioneer in the field of automated synthetic chemistry, he closed equity financings ($30MM), realized strategic alliance revenues ($50MM), grew the company to over 100 employees, and moved an in-house discovery successfully through Phase I clinical trials.

Dr. Toyonaga was a Visiting Research Scientist at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA), the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA), and Yale University (New Haven, CT). He was also a MRC postdoctoral fellow at the Ontario Cancer Institute (Toronto, ON) and involved in the discovery of the human T Cell Receptor. He received a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of Toronto (St. George Campus, Toronto, ON).

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