Since our inception, Rx Bandz has been focused on providing an innovative next generation solution for patients who carry self injectable medication.
Rx Bandz Team
We have assembled a team of talented and experienced individuals who have the knowledge, skill and experience required to create the next innovative and disruptive auto-injector design capable of delivering a wide range of therapeutic injectable medications.
Jessica Walsh - Founder, CEO
Innovator and seasoned entrepreneur, former project manager for world-leading construction and engineering firm, business and technical experience from senior management positions in technology, business development, digital marketing, and team management, Six Sigma process improvements. Frustrated Epipen user.
Harsha Murthy – Chief Strategy Officer
A senior pharmaceutical executive with extensive experience in licensing to big pharma and direct experience with companies in the auto-injector space. Previous roles include founding private equity firms/funds (Consummate Capital and Konanda Pharma Partners) that invested in pharmaceuticals / medical devices, leadership roles at large and start-up pharmaceutical companies (King Pharmaceuticals and Eyetech Pharmaceuticals), the financial industry (GE Capital, U.S. SEC and kRoad Ventures) and legal (Davis Polk & Wardwell and Latham & Watkins). B.A degree from Duke University and J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Myrna Walsh - Chief Administrative Officer
Former Executive Director of Massachusetts hospital system foundation. Published author. Successfully raised millions of dollars for healthcare in grants. Municipal capital budget advisory board member. Launched hospice from concept to Medicare-ready. Frustrated EpiPen user.
James DeAngelis - Strategic Advisor
25 years of corporate finance experience in companies with environmental and biotech focus; 18 years as C-Level Executive with strategic development in intellectual property, including manufacturing processes, laboratory analysis for early FDA approval applications, multi-million dollar exits, and IPO.
Dr. Michael Blaiss MD, FACAAI - Chief Medical Officer
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Executive Medical Director, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. He was a past Medical Director for Pfizer and Merck.
Dr. Sean Hollonbeck MD MPH - Vice President of Medical Affairs
Retired Colonel has 31 years of experience leading large organizations, from the Chief Medical Officer of two Army Installations to the DoD Medical Research and Development laboratory. He led a CDMRP multiservice grant funding line. Dr. Hollonbeck has served as an expert witness and was rated in Material Contracting and Acquisitions. He is a physician with decades of experience spanning traditional medical footprints to austere spaces from combat to the remotes of Africa and Asia. He is a passionate, dedicated leader focused on global health paradigm shifts to save lives and promote wellness.
Dr. Robert Carr MD, MPH, FACPM – Military Medical Advisor
Dr. Bob Carr is a retired AF flight surgeon and human performance /preventative medicine specialist. He was most recently the President of the American College of Preventive Medicine and Senior Vice President & Corporate Medical Director at the global healthcare firm GlaxoSmithKline.
Perry Molinoff, MD. - Pharmaceutical Advisor
Dr. Molinoff's background includes more than thirty years of experience in both the academic and industrial sectors. He is a professor of Pharmacology Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Chairman of the Innovation Support Center Panel at Harrington Discovery Institute. Previously he directed research at Palatin Technologies and Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. He has served on the boards of multiple private and public pharmaceutical companies and published extensively, including six textbooks and over 230 manuscripts.
Julie DeAngelis Ph.D. - Health Economics Advisor
18 years of diverse pharmaceutical experience with leadership positions in marketing, clinical development, health economics, and outcomes research with Astellas Pharmaceuticals.
Obinna Anosike, MD - Medical Research
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Held position as an M1 course facilitator
guiding learning, brainstorming, and problem-solving of medical case-based problems.
Masters in Biomedical Science DNJ-Stratford.
Stephen Harhen - Chief Technology Officer
Biomaterials and mechanical engineer. He previously was a Research and Development Engineer for Ethicon, a Johnson and Johnson Company. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate (Mechanical Engineering) at Villanova University and holds an MS (Biomedical Engineering) from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a BS (Biomedical Engineering) from Rutgers University School of Engineering.
Thomas Gardner - Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Mr. Gardner was formerly the Subject Matter Expert on Regulatory, Quality, Product Development, Commercialization, and Technology for the Air Force’s 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology. He was Vice President for the Military Health Research Foundation and has 30 years in the medical product industry as a scientist, manufacturing, quality management, and product development manager for a large CMO. Mr. Gardner was also involved with over 50 different formulations/product development and clinical supply materials at a large pharmaceutical company in support of FDA filings and participated in 7 pre-approval inspections, as well as many other medical device and drug filings.
Grant Miller - Senior Engineer
Mechanical engineer and U.S. Army veteran. He previously was a Research and Development Engineer for Ethicon, a Johnson and Johnson Company, and a Test Engineer intern for Northrop Grumman, helping test the James Webb Space Telescope. He holds a BS (Mechanical Engineering) from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mr. Miller served 7 years in the U.S. Army with 2 combat deployments, giving him insight on designing for military and first responders.
E Paul Harhen - Engineering Advisor
39 years experience in engineering, medical device product design/testing for manufacture, and support, including clinical trials for FDA submission. Successfully developed numerous products and brought them to launch. Holds 28 US patent
John Dines Dinesen - Manufacturing Advisor
Founder and President of IMSCE Engineering with more than 30 years of engineering experience and 15 years in designing, prototyping, and building complex medical instruments and manufacturing systems in Europe, Asia, and the US.