Name: John P. Willis, Ph.D.

Bio: Dr. Willis is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of senior management experience in the medical device industry and extensive technical expertise in the high volume manufacture of disposable biosensors. In 1993, Dr. Willis joined MediSense, which pioneered electrochemical biosensors for the measurement of whole blood glucose by fingerstick. In 1997, MediSense was acquired by Abbott Laboratories for $900 million. Dr. Willis holds 19 patents in the field and is an expert in the design, development and manufacturing scale-up of high volume disposable biosensors. John received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Connecticut, an MS from SUNY Oswego and BS from Iona College. In addition, John completed advanced management programs at Stanford University.

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