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Our Vision

The Tivic Health team is dedicated to exploring the use of microcurrents for therapeutic benefit and pioneering advances in bioelectronic medicine.

Our initial focus is delivering sinus pain relief.  SYNUS is new alternative for temporary relief of sinus pain and pressure.  

Currently, the most recommended treatment for those experiencing recurring sinus pain is daily flushing of the nose with salt water. We believe people should have access to relief without pills, sprays and flushes.

 
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Team

 
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Jennifer Ernst, CEO  

Built Thin Film Electronics ASA to $480MM market cap from 8-person R&D team, as part of core team. Returned to investors 14x in 3 years. 20-years at Xerox PARC in various go-to-market roles; multiple award-winning products. MBA, Santa Clara University.

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John Claude, Senior Product Engineer 

Veteran biomedical engineer. 30+ patents. Four successful exits. Products with St Jude, Eli Lily, Boston Scientific, Apama Medical, Maya, Nosimed, NASA. M.E. Biomedical Engineering, B.S. Biology, Biochem minor.

 
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Chandrasekhar Durisety, VP Manufacturing & Operations

20+ years NPI for medical, consumer, and wireless products. Previously: Thin Film Electronics ASA, ThinkEco, Toshiba, Spansion, Wipro, Sensor Products Inc. Ph.D & M.S., E.E. Univ. of Tennessee; B.E. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.

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Blake Gurfein, PhD,  VP Research & Scientific Affairs

Neuroimmunologist with focus on peripheral nerves. UCSF Adjunct Professor.  Previously Mount Sinai, EMD Serono, Pfizer, Rio Grande Neurosciences.   Secured and managed NSF grants.  Ph.D, Neuroscience, Mount Sinai; M.S. Neuroscience, Brown University

 
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Maureen Perou, VP of Marketing   

Launched first OTC TENS product nationwide, 23,000 stores.  Marketing leadership at Omron Healthcare, Gatorade, VO5, The Pampered Chef, Fannie May Candies.  Frost & Sullivan 2017 NPI Award for TENS product.  Launched 500+ medical device and consumer products.  MBA, Univ. of Chicago

                   

 

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Chris Wiklof, Intellectual Property Consultant

Intellectual Ventures, LaunchpadIP. At Clearsign, generated 100 patent applications in <18 months.

 

Advisors

 
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Karen Drexler

CEO, Sandstone Diagnostics. 20+ years co-founding and building medical device companies. Built and sold Amira Medical to Roche. Multiple boards.  Founder Astia Angels. MBA, Stanford University; BSE, Chemical Engineering, Princeton.

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Erik Hasenoehrl

Erik Hasenoehrl is a Research Fellow with Procter & Gamble Ventures. Holds over 40 US patents and multiple publications, an entrepreneur and innovator, his product designs have won numerous accolades including three Good Housekeeping product of the year awards.

 
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Subinoy Das, MD

CEO, U.S. Institute for Advanced Sinus Care and Research. Award-winning surgeon. Recipient of 2013 Fowler Award (highest honor in field). One of 3 Advisors to Board of American Rhinologic Society. Key Opinion Leader in ENT field.

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Dr. Carolyn McMakin

Pioneer in the field of microcurrent therapy. Invited speaker to NIH. Author of Frequency Specific Microcurrent and The Resonance Effect: How frequency-specific microcurrent is changing medicine (published April 25, 2017).

 
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James Hock

CEO Hannover International CEO, Hanover International. Chair, National Investment Banking Association (NIBA). Since its founding, NIBA’s members have successfully completed more than 1000 equity offerings, raising more than $10 billion in new capital for emerging growth companies. Today, NIBA members represent over $76 billion in assets under management.

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Renee Berry

Brand and Digital Media Expert. Early leader in digital health communities. Has consulted to startups and many health organizations including PAMF, Stanford Hospital, Mills Peninsula Health. Featured in SV Business Journal.

 

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