About Epicore Biosystems
Epicore Biosystems has developed ‘skin-like’ wearable microfluidic solutions that are capable of non-invasively measuring sweat biomarkers, skin health, and physiology, in-real time. Founded in 2017 as a spinout company from Northwestern University’s Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics and John Rogers Laboratory, Epicore has partnered with multiple Fortune 500 companies, the Department of Defense, and leading research hospitals to drive personalized hydration and skin care management with wearable microfluidic products.
Dr Roozbeh Ghaffari
Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Dr. Roozbeh Ghaffari obtained his BS and MEng degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2003. He received his PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the Harvard Medical School-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology in 2008.
Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Ghaffari co-founded MC10 Inc and served as its Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Dr. Ghaffari led the development and launch of the BioStamp® and the My UV Patch wearable products. His contributions in soft bioelectronics, micro/nano-scale systems, and neuroscience have been recognized with the Helen Carr Peake PhD Research Prize (2008), the MIT-100K Grand Prize (2008), the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Grand Prize (2008), MIT Technology Review Magazine's Top 35 Innovators Under 35 (2013), IEEE Emerging Technology Award (2016), and TEDx Gateway invited speaker (2016).
Dr AJ Aranyosi
Chief Scientific Officer, SVP Research and Digital Science Co-Founder
Dr. A.J. Aranyosi received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University in 1993, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in 2002. His work has advanced the fields of microfluidics, BioMEMS, biomechanics, and cellular physiology through a combination of instrumentation, imaging, software, and computational modeling.
Since receiving his Ph.D. he has worked as a senior researcher at MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and MC10 Inc.
Chief Technology Officer, SVP Technology Co-Founder
Stephen Lee received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1999, a B.E. from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in 2000 and an M.S. from Northeastern University in 2005 in E.E. Signals and Signal Processing.
He has spent a decade as a Product Line Applications Engineer at Analog Devices focusing on amplifiers, analog multipliers, and biopotential signal conditioning circuits. At MC10 Inc, he served as a Senior Electrical Engineer developing wearable, ultra low-power circuits where he also managed an Advance Development team.
Chief Product Officer, SVP Product Development Co-Founder
As its head of Product Development and Manufacturing, Jeff brings with him to Epicore 15 years of broad experience in the design, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of Class II and III medical devices.
Prior to Epicore Biosystems, Jeff held senior roles at MC10, where he led the mechanical architecture for BioStampRC, set up the in-house manufacturing line, authored the ISO 13485-certified QMS, and led the company's first IRB-approved clinical study. Before getting into wearables, Jeff worked for Angiodynamics, where he was encharged leading with the design and validation of the company's RF, microwave, and IRE ablation devices and systems. Prior to that, Jeff worked in the GYN Surgical division within Hologic, where he was responsible for bringing high volume Class III electrosurgical devices from napkin-stage concepts to full market release. Jeff holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Chief Operating Officer, SVP Translational Research and Development
John Wright obtained his BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has led several cross-functional teams driving product development, clinical validation, regulatory clearance, and commercialization of medical devices and drug-delivery products (Class II/III). Prior to Epicore, he held senior leadership positions at Taris Biomedical, NMT Medical, and MC10. He has over 25 years of experience commercializing wearable biosensors, drug delivery, and advanced implantable devices.
Senior Vice President, Software Engineering
Weihua Li obtained his BS in Applied Physics from Tsinghua University in 1996 and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Rochester in 2000. He currently serves as Vice President of Software Engineering at Epicore Biosystems and leads embedded and mobile software development for its wearable microfluidics platform.
Prior to Epicore, he held senior engineering and management positions at RSA Security/EMC, MC10, and Philips Healthcare. He has over 20 years of experience in software development for various embedded systems such as IOT wearables, medical devices, security devices, wired and wireless sensor networks.