Therapeutic Innovations
Therapeutic Innovations

Meet the team


Solomon A. MensahCEO & CO-FOUNDER

Solomon is a third-year PhD student at Northeastern whose research concerns application of mechanical forces to biological systems. Solomon has had diverse experience in medical device construction, process control, entrepreneurship and human resource in institutions like Diageo International and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, among others. 


Filipe received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal. After graduating, he joined THALES, as a pre-sales engineer and later as IP system engineer. He moved to Saudi Arabia, to embrace the NSR project, a visionary and revolutionary, as the Lead Engineer for the IP infrastructure. Filipe is a subcontractor for MIT biology research and collaborates with medical companies designing control systems, electronics and software for research prototypes.


Brett has worked as an administrator at the Center for Drug Discovery at Northeastern University where he's contributed written components for numerous successful grant applications.  Additionally, he's co-founded multiple companies, and brings a unique outlook in raising capital from academic and non-academic funding sources.


Arthur J. Coury, ADVISOR

Arthur is a distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern University. He has worked at medical device and biotech companies including Genzyme and Medtronic, where he co-invented the injection-molded polyurethane connector used in pacemakers. Arthur is the co-chair of the National research council of the National Academies' Roundtable on Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications, and has more than 50 patents to his name. 

Management Team

Anwar Upal, CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Anwar has managed medical product developments for Fortune 500 companies in orthopedics, radiation therapy, and medical imaging.    He has published articles in peer reviewed journals and holds many patents to his name. Anwar received his B.S. in Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, and a M.S. from Queen's University.


Raymond Laguerre Jr is a Board Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 25 years of experience. Currently a Director at New England Baptist Hospital, Ray’s background is extensive in adult, pediatric and neonatal care, and has included work experience at facilities such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts. Ray is directing development on TI’s bCPAP.


Chris earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and is currently pursuing a MS in Bioengineering from Northeastern. His education provides him with project experience and classwork in medical devices to create real solutions. He prototypes designs based on multidisciplinary collaboration and end-user requirements.


Dr. Kevin Scanlon, ADVISOR

Dr. Scanlon has a Ph.D in Molecular Biology. His career has spanned roles in academic medicine, management positions in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, as well as individual investor roles. In addition he has been CEO of several successful biotech companies. Dr. Scanlon, in addition to co-authoring hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles holds seven issued US patents.



Garima is a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. Her primary research interest is to use nanotechnology to combat infection in medical devices and implants. She has a bachelors degree in Bionegineering from VIT University, India. She serves as the company's managing director.

Elikem Tettey-Tamaklo, BUSINESS MANAGER

Elikem works as the company's business manager and received his BS in Biology from Northeastern university. He has had experience in business management and development, working with various startups as well an NGO he co-founded.