Andrea is an accomplished executive in the medical device sector having spent over 15 years at Venture Capital and startup firms.
started off on the engineering side doing research projects both in Bob Langer's lab at MIT
and Jim Collins' lab at BU.
Following extensive R&D work on various medical device technologies including catheters, intra-aortic balloon pumps, fluid warmers, and diagnostic imaging devices, she
transitioned beyond just research and product development making significant strides in other areas of startup firms.
has setup and run pre-clinical and clinical studies, contributed to sales and marketing efforts, assisted in startup fundraising both from private investors and grants, and completed extensive reimbursement projects.
has effectively run operations on shoestring budgets, managed manufacturing validation plans and set up both drug and medical device quality systems.
Furthermore, as part of a drug-device combination product, she managed aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing operations and a phase I drug toxicology program.
written multiple regulatory packages, receiving prompt approval from the FDA
and has optimized operations and regulatory strategies, saving over $1.25M from baseline forecasts.
has constructed detailed cash flow and pro-forma budgets along with key exit analysis opportunities for startups.
She's written several patents and managed IP strategies.
She holds a BS and an MS in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA, all from Boston University.