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Team

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 capable of delivering a wide range of therapeutic injectable medications.

Since our inception, Rx Bandz has been focused on providing an innovative next-generation solution for people who carry injectable medication. 

CORPORATE

Jessica Walsh

Founder, CEO

Innovator and seasoned entrepreneur, former project manager for a world-leading construction and engineering firm. Business and technical experience from senior management positions in technology, business development, digital marketing, team management, and 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 road 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. Extensive experience in capital and operations budgets. Launched hospice from concept to Medicare-ready. MS from Simmons University. Frustrated EpiPen user.

Medical Team

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. Past Medical Director for Pfizer and Merck.

Dr. Sean Hollonbeck MD, MP, COL (ret)

VP of Medical Affairs

31 years of experience leading large organizations, from the Chief Medical Officer of two Army Installations to the DoD Medical Research and Development Laboratory. Led a CDMRP multiservice grant funding line. Rated in Material Contracting and Acquisitions.

Dr. Robert Carr MD, AF (ret)

Military Medical Advisor

Retired AF flight surgeon and human performance /preventative medicine specialist.  Past President of the American College of Preventive Medicine and Senior Vice President & Corporate Medical Director at the global healthcare firm GlaxoSmithKline.

Julie DeAngelis Ph.D

Health Economics Advisor

20 years of diverse pharmaceutical experience with leadership positions in marketing, clinical development, health economics, and outcomes research with major pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Obinna Anosike MD

Medical Advisor

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.

Development/ Manufacturing

Stephen Harhen

Chief Technology Officer

Biomaterials and mechanical engineer. Previously a Research and Development Engineer for Ethicon, a Johnson and Johnson Company. Ph.D. candidate (ABD) 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.

Yosyong Surakitbanharn PhD

Chief Drug Development Officer

Former Director of Formulation Development at Verus Pharmaceuticals and led the successful CMC development of Twinject® and Adrenaclick® epinephrine auto-injector.

Thomas Gardner

VP of Regulatory Affairs

Formerly the Subject Matter Expert on Regulatory, Quality, Product Development, Commercialization, and Technology for the Air Force’s 59th Medical Wing Science and Technology. Previously 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.

David Dlugo

VP Quality Management

Oversaw Technical Operations for a major US company managing combination products and medical devices, including compliance documentation. Mechanical Engineer.

Grant Miller 

Senior Engineer

Mechanical engineer and U.S. Army veteran. 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. 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 guiding learning, brainstorming, and problem-solving of medical case-based problems.

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