BioFluid Technology was founded in 2010 to commercialize the research and development efforts of Dr. Reuben Kron, an emeritus professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kron has been supported by more than $2 million of NIH and other funding, studying the physical properties and flow characteristics of biological fluids.
Key elements of BioFluid's business model:
Generate product concept
Design and develop product
Protect intellectual property
Demonstrate proof of principle
Produce initial prototype
Human clinical trials
Secure FDA approval
Applying cutting edge technologies, our products are designed to be user friendly with intuitive controls and interfaces that do not require an advanced level of technical skill.
The company has used minimal private capital, funding its programs principally with NIH sponsored SBIR grants. BioFluid and its wholly owned subsidiaries have been awarded a total of five SBIR grants, including two phase II grants, for a total of nearly $1.8 million.
Reuben E. Kron, M.D. - President and Founder
Dr. Kron is an emeritus professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kron has authored over 85 articles and holds 12 U.S. and foreign patents.
Edwin J. Thomas - CEO and Founder
Mr. Thomas has 30 years business experience, including more than 20 years in executive management positions (CFO or CEO), in both public and private companies, primarily in development stage health care technology and biotechnology.
Mr. Thomas studied biochemistry and economics at the University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Science), and received his Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School.
Stephen Kron, M.D. - Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Kron is a Professor at the University of Chicago and is a physician and bioengineer. He has founded several biotech companies and contributes to the development of BioFluid products.
Rona Cohen - Vice President
Ms. Cohen provides consulting services to companies where technology plays a key role in the definition of their business. As part of her portfolio, she helped to define new products and set up business processes for pharmaceutical, chemical, and medical device companies.
Ms. Cohen has an MBA from Drexel University and a BA in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.
Larry Engle - Senior Engineer
Mr. Engle has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. He has participated in successful startups that have brought cutting-edge medical devices to market. His expertise is in medical device design and manufacture, product compliance, quality management systems, and regulatory affairs. Mr. Engle holds two US patents.
Kevin Thomas - Software Engineer
Mr. Thomas is a computer engineer with expertise ranging from digital logic to mobile apps. He has developed applications on many platforms and has been lead software developer at BioFluid Technology. His background includes design and development in high-performance computing and application logic.
Mr. Thomas graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from Bucknell University.
Aaron Meller - Product Manager
Mr. Meller provides both product development and product research efforts for BioFluid. His education includes a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and experience as a Research Fellow at Cornell in electrical energy distribution. He is currently a medical student at the Sackler School of Medicine of Tel Aviv University.
Charles Generotti - Product Manager
Mr. Generotti graduated from Gettysburg College, and he is currently a medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He provides both product development and product research efforts for BioFluid.
Janette Boulden MLS (ASCP) - Product Manager
Ms. Boulden is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She has a Master's Degree in Bioscience Technology from Thomas Jefferson University and a decade of academic research experience.
Shane Brant, MD - Product Manager
Dr. Brant received a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, an MD with honors from Temple University School of Medicine, and a Master’s in Pharmacology from Thomas Jefferson University. He has an extensive background in pharmacological research and medical device development. As a leader for a major health insurer, he designed and implemented standards of practice for physicians worldwide. He has led the BioFluid research team in the development and commercialization of several devices dealing with body fluid diagnostic tools including the Point of Care (POC) Rapid Profile Viscometer (RPV).
Adam Quaranta - Product Manager
Mr. Quaranta received a BS in Computer Science from Villanova University. He has several years of experience in 3D printer design and manufacture. His work with medical devices at BioFluid spans two years, and involved development of a device for urological differential diagnosis which is now commercially available. He is currently involved in design and development of the Point of Care (POC) Rapid Profile Viscometer (RPV).