Who We Are.

Our Story.

Our Mission.

Our Team.

Our founder, Dr. Shantu Patel, grew up in Zambia, Africa, where he found himself surrounded by disease and sickness. Those images of suffering and illness instilled in him a motivation to become a physician so that he could make a difference in people’s lives. His passion to help the ill and those who are suffering is an inspiration for all of us.

During his continued time as a medical Doctor, he witnessed first-hand the massive accumulation of plastic medical waste and decided to utilize his training as a bio-scientist engineer to develop a plastic alternative that would work to reverse the harmful effects plastic has had on the environment while leaving the most minimal carbon footprint on our planet. Both as an internist at Scripps Hospital in San Diego and as an inventor, Dr. Patel is committed to making the world a better place.

After many attempts and fine-tuning Bio Based Resins, his persistence would pay off as he developed a renewable technology to manufacture Prescription Pharmacy Bottles. These bottles consist of a material that are 99% plant based with its main component being Polylactic Acid (PLA). This patented blend of PLA called InnovPLA, instead of the polypropylene (PP) which is normally found in standard bottles, was a major breakthrough and superior alternative material in reducing the harmful waste associated with conventional plastic. Outside of being an annually renewable feedstock material made from plants, PLA is biodegradable in compost in 3 to 6 months. It is non-toxic in nature and reduces Greenhouse Gases by 42% while using 32% less energy in production, thus dramatically reducing the overall Carbon Footprint compared to plastic.

 

This pioneering breakthrough by Dr. Shantu Patel, coupled by a passion to solve the problem of plastic’s harmful impact on the environment, was the genesis of what would become Innovative Bottles.Our company is the first to market with a plastic alternative for the prescription pharmacy vial and single use medical device industries in the USA. We continue to develop, applying our patented IP, renewable solutions with high performance levels that leads to zero waste.

We’re a team of experts who love collaborating with smart, thoughtful, like-minded people who are driven to use products that are designed to combat plastic pollution which continues to do severe damage to our fisheries, wildlife, and the environment as a whole.We believe that consumers ultimately care about doing the right thing for the planet. We believe that our efforts are best served when we strive to better the condition of people and our planet not only for today or tomorrow, but for all generations to come.

As PLA researchers, we have broken new ground with a pioneering technology, and we are now excitedly launching our first commercial line of products. We have focused on the hard problem of plastic pollution by developing completely biodegradable products that are in compost within three to six months comparative to plastic that last up to eight hundred years. Our vials and single use medical devices deteriorate faster than orange peels!

We own a Intellectual Property library that consists of an array of patents and FDA patent pending products that are 100% plant based. Our aim has always been to provide superior plastic alternatives to customers as well as partner with strategic environmental agencies to educate and bring awareness to people everywhere on how our material technology can make a lasting positive impact on the environment.

By RETHINKING PLASTIC and creating RENEWABLE SOLUTIONS, we strive to REDUCE WASTE and RESTORE OUR PLANET.

Joseph Salerno

Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Salerno is a Business Development, Supply Chain, and Materials professional with extensive global experience. His background includes thirteen years with IBM in addition to tenures with Silicon Graphics, VA Linux Systems, Sanmina-SCI, and Avnet. Mr. Salerno has held the titles of Business Development Manger, Director of Supply Chain Management, and Director of Program Management during...
Joseph Salerno

Shantu Patel, MD

Chief Innovation Officer – Founder – Chairman
Dr. Patel’s business and entrepreneurial experience is the foundation of Innovative Bottles. He has served as Internist and bioengineer at Scripps Coastal Medical since 1994.
Shantu Patel, MD

Danen T. Butler

Senior advisor
Mr. Butler is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in the CEO role. He has been involved in start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational re-structuring.
Danen T. Butler

Joyce Xavier

Advisory Board Member / Business Development
Mrs. Xavier is a seasoned entrepreneur, shepherding start-ups while orchestrating profitable growth practices in the venture capital, branding, health care, biotech and cybersecurity spaces. She has become a trusted corporate facilitator and leader, creating personalized business and market development programs, securing venture capital acquisitions for start-ups, private/public equity brokering, and orchestration of joint ventures, mergers and buyouts.
Joyce Xavier

Mansi Shah

National Accounts Manager/Pharmacy
Dr. Mansi Shah is a Functional Medicine and Integrative Pharmacist, and a serial entrepreneur with diverse interest in different sectors of business and finance. All throughout her life she has been passionate about helping others and lifting them through her services and support. Her real happiness lies in doing good for the environment, mother earth...
Mansi Shah

Jeremy Laine

National Account Manager (Cannabis)
Mr. Laine is a well-respected and seasoned Cannabis Industry expert with extensive connections in this field. He will be introducing our ECO Vials™ product line to this growing industry.
Jeremy Laine

Veejay Patel

Chemical Engineer - Sustainability Manager
Mr. Patel, has 25 years’ experience in plastic manufacturing. Including, processing as a plastics engineer. He conducted the first ECO Vials™ prototypes in PLA with Dr. Patel in 2010. He previously owned his own plastics injection molding operations for six years. Specializing in Medical plastic molded device with high tolerance measurements techniques. SPC analysis, ISO QMS and EMS expertise. Sustainability Certificate – Harvard University Ext., Masters in Chemical Engineering – Wayne State University, Detroit MI
Veejay Patel

Don Rindell

Advisory Board Member / Business Development
Mr. Rindell has more than 25 years of senior executive experience in the life sciences industry. He has held executive roles in global corporate development, business development and device/technology strategy for pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the US and Europe.
Don Rindell

Tony Milando

Advisory Board Member
Mr. Milando is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience at Stanley Black & Decker.
Tony Milando