Dr. Hugh McTavish, the Company’s Founder and CEO, is a practicing patent attorney and a Ph.D. biochemist with extensive experience in the laboratory. He is also the co-inventor of the company’s technology. Hugh is the lead author of several refereed scientific publications, and the inventor of several issued patents and pending patent applications. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota in 1992, and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2001. He invented the formulation and used it on himself to treat his frequent cold sores. After using this drug, his cold sores largely stopped, inspiring him to found the company and try to bring this treatment to everyone.