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 Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics, 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 John Rogers
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr Roozbeh Ghaffari
CEO & President
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
Vice President of Research and Digital Science
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.
Vice President of Engineering
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.
Vice President of Product Development & Manufacturing
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 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. Prior to that, Jeff worked for Angiodynamics, where he was involved with the design and validation of the company's RF, microwave, and IRE ablation devices and systems. Jeff went there from Hologic, where he was responsible for bringing high volume Class III surgical devices from napkin-stage concepts to full market release.
Jeff holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Vice President of Technology and Operations
Milan Raj obtained the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of California, Irvine, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. As head of technology, Milan uses his 15+ years of research and product development experience to spearhead Epicore’s advanced wearable platforms.
At MC10 Inc., Milan managed a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to advance and develop flexible, stretchable electronics that make intimate contact with the skin for digital health applications. These efforts produced robust, reliable wearable systems that were designed and manufactured with high yield and commercialized (BioStamp®). Prior to this, he was an Associate Staff member at MIT Lincoln Lab, developing novel system architectures for state-of-the-art radar applications.