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Francesco M Petrini, PhD

Francesco has a PhD in neural engineering, and 10+ years of research experience in the field. He was awarded with several prizes and grants: Brain Forum start-up award (2015), Best 3 IROS start-up award (2015), Innogrant (2014), IMD award (2015), Spin-fund (2015), Venture Kick (2016), top 25 Venture (2016), Top 100 Swiss startup (2017), EU FET Launchpad (2017), EIT Health Headstart (2018), EU FTI (2019), DIH-HERO TTE (2021). He holds 2 patent applications. He was nominated among the 35 innovators under 35 from MIT technology review, in 2019.


Guy Siman, MBA

Guy is a seasoned executive manager with over 16 years of experience at international companies in the Med-Tech and industrial fields. Leader of multidisciplinary teams in product development from ideation in various technology sectors, with emphasis on the life-cycle of class III medical devices including quality, regulatory and clinical considerations. Guy has successfully led the products through CE mark registrations and IDE submissions. Guy served as the lead technical leader in 2 successful financial rounds of over $30 million.
Guy holds an BSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Cum Laude) and an MBA and holds 4 granted patent applications.

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Dan Merrill, PhD

Dan received his B.S. and M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell. He spent 11 years in industry before returning to academia, then earned his PhD at Case Western Reserve studying neural stimulation with Prof. Tom Mortimer, with an emphasis on the mechanisms of charge injection at the electrode/tissue interface. He was Chief Scientist at the Alfred Mann Foundation and Chief Clinical Scientist at Ripple. Dan joined SensArs in 2019 as Chief Science Officer. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Quality and Regulatory Manager

Magdalena Czarnievicz Inciarte

Magdalena is a Quality and Regulatory professional with over 10 years of experience. She has supported various start-ups in their regulatory initiatives targeting regulatory approvals and Quality Management System implementation and oversight, bringing to market different class II and class III medical devices.Originally from Uruguay, she’s been working with companies in USA and Europe. She holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and is a Lead ISO 13485 Auditor.


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