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 Roozbeh Ghaffari

CEO, Board of Directors
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.

Stephen Lee

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.

Jeffrey Model

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.

Weihua Li

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.

Kimberly Querrey

Board of Directors


Kimberly K. Querrey is currently President & CEO of Gulf Shore Private Capital, LLC, established July 2019. Ms. Querrey was formerly President and co-founder of SQ Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with $5B AUM. Both companies were established and based in Naples, FL. Ms. Querrey is a Trustee of Northwestern University, serves on the Executive Committee, and Chairs the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Research Committee of the Board. She also serves on the Nomination and Governance Committee, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute of Bio-nanotechology in medicine, and an advisor to the Institute of Biointegrated Electronics at Northwestern. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Nominating Committee, Chairs the the Board of Artis- Naples and Vice Chair of the Investment Committee. Ms. Querrey holds Bachelor of Science degrees from West Virginia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree from Murray State University.

Dr John Rogers

Board of Directors, Co-Founder


Professor John A. Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989. From MIT, he received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department in 1997, and served as Director of this department from the end of 2000 to the end of 2002. From 2003-2016, he was on the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. In September of 2016, he joined Northwestern University as the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemistry and Neurological Surgery, where he is also the founding Director of the Center on Bio-Integrated Electronics. He has published more than 550 papers, and is an inventor on over 100 patents and patent applications, more than 70 of which are licensed or in active use by large companies and startups that he has co-founded.

Louis Simpson

Senior Advisor


Louis A. Simpson is currently Chairman of Gulf Shore Private Capital, LLC, established July 2019. Previously Mr. Simpson was Chairman of SQ Advisors LLC, a registered investment advisory co-founded in January 2011, which closed in June 2019. Both companies were established and based in Naples, Florida. Mr. Simpson was elected President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Operations, of GEICO Corporation in May 1993 and retired in December 2010. From 1985 to 1993, he served as Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Simpson joined GEICO Corporation and Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) in September 1979 as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining GEICO, Mr. Simpson was President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Asset Management, a subsidiary of the Los Angeles based Western Bancorporation. Mr. Simpson began his college career at Northwestern University in 1954-5, and in 2018 was awarded the Northwestern Alumni Medal. He received a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1958 (Hon. LL.D. 2013) with highest honors and received a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, followed by a Master’s Degree in economics from Princeton University.