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 & 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

Chief Scientific Officer, SVP 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.

Stephen Lee

Chief Technology Officer, SVP Technology

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

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.

Kimberly Querrey

Chair, Board of Directors

Kimberly Querrey is the co-founder of SQ Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm, and has been its President and Managing Member since August 2010. Previously, she was the President of Querrey Enterprises, a consulting firm focused on international business operations and environmental, health and safety from 2000 to 2010. From 1990 to 2000, Ms. Querrey held a variety of operational and environmental, health and safety positions at IMCO Recycling (formerly NYSE:IMR) and Occidental Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). From 1984 to 1990, she was the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Western Michigan University. Ms. Querrey was a director of Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-focused private equity firm, from 2009 to 2012, and International Dispensing Corporation, a food and beverage packaging company, from 2009-2012. Ms. Querrey is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has been recognized as leading philanthropist by Forbes (2015).

Dr John Rogers

Board Member, 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.