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 Aguiar

Brett Greene

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.

Dr. Ibraheem Badejo, ADVISOR

Dr. Badejo is  the senior director of new ventures at Johnson and Johnson Innovation, Boston. He has held roles as director of surgery at Johnson and Johnson, Director of applied research and New technology assessment, and chief scientist of Closure Medical Corps. He has affiliations in many reputable colleges and universities and has 24 US patents with others pending. 

Steve Weisner, ADVISOR

Steve is the Director of the Nihon Kohden Innovation Center in Cambridge. He has held leadership roles at medical device startup companies: Reflectance Medical and Radianse and at large companies: HP Medical, Philips Medical and Draeger Medical. Steve has been responsible for business development, strategic planning, partnership management, clinical applications, product requirements, clinical trials, research, software/hardware engineering and regulatory medical device submissions.

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.


Jared is a graduating senior with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in International Affairs. He has had extensive experience in R&D and Product Development in the medical device sector. 

Steven Picheny, ADVISOR 

Steve has had diverse experience in the medical field having held the position of President of Stepic Medical, a high tech medical sales, marketing and distribution firm, among other positions. Steve holds a seat on the board of numerous companies and non-profits both locally and internationally. He obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University.


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. 


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. Jeffrey Ruberti, ADVISOR

Dr. Ruberti is the director of the Extracellular Matrix Engineering Research Library. He has worked at Sikorsky Aircraft, Hamilton Sunstrand (working on life support systems for the ISS), and finally at Cambridge Polymer Group. His current research concerns extracellular matrices (ECM). 

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.