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Executive Team

 
 

GAVI BEGTRUP, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

  • Physicist, entrepreneur, and inventor
  • Expertise in micro and nano electromechanical systems
  • PhD, UC Berkeley
  • Congressional policy advisor focused on NASA and DoD
 
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JASON HEIKENFELD, PhD

Chief Science Officer & Co-Founder

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Cincinnati
  • Internationally known expert in electrofluidics and flex-electronics
  • Founding director of the Ohio Center for Microfluidic Innovation
  • Lead inventor of foundational Eccrine Systems IP
 
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RICHARD EGAN

President & Chief Operating Officer

  • Senior level CFO and COO
  • 30+ years with technology, biotech, and software companies
  • Public and private sector experience
 

MARK TIERNEY

SVP Commercialization

  • 28+ years executive experience
  • Biomedical engineering and biochemistry background
  • Business development, marketing, product development, and strategy
  • Public and private medical device, healthcare, and diagnostic companies
 

CHAD CLARK, JD

General Counsel & VP Intellectual Property

  • USPTO Registered; IP, healthcare and litigation experience
  • JD, Stanford Law School
  • Former Air Force reconnaissance pilot
  • US Air Force Academy
 
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Kara Chapin, pe

VP Research & Development

  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Chemical engineer with background in engineering and manufacturing for consumer goods and speciality chemicals & materials
  • Led large-scale capital projects for launch of new product initiatives and processes
 
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robert beech

Executive Chairman & Co-founder

  • Inventive entrepreneur and senior corp executive
  • Biotech and healthcare IT companies
  • Former CEO and SVP for Intrexon (NYSE symbol "XON")
  • Entrepreneur-in-Residence, CincyTech
 
 

Scientific Advisory Board

KEVIN PLAXCO, PhD

  • Professor of Chemistry, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara
  • Associate Director, Center for Bioengineering
  • Focused on biomolecular physics, folding-based biosensors and smart materials
 

HECTOR WONG, MD

  • Director of Critical Care Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Professor of Pediatrics at UC College of Medicine
  • Focused on sepsis and discovery of novel stratification and diagnostic biomarkers
 

RICHARD HELLER, PHD

  • Professor & Eminent Scholar, Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics
  • Professor, School of Medical Diagnostics and Translational Sciences at Old Dominion University
  • Pioneer in evaluating effects of electric pulses on biological systems