FOUNDERS

Murray I. Firestone

Co-Founder & CEO

Murray I. Firestone, Ph.D. Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Neuropsychologist and seasoned serial entrepreneur. Successfully spawned and managed a wide range of companies from high-growth potential, start-up ventures to private and public companies, domestic and international.

Pedro P. Irazoqui

Co-Founder & CTO

Pedro P. Irazoqui, Ph.D. Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer – Inventor of the bionode system. Associate head for research and professor, Reilly Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Director of the Center for Implantable Devices at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University.

PROFILE

Bionode is innovating bioelectronic medical devices. The company’s primary focus is on delivering a device with the potential for regulating elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of irreversible blindness, worldwide. The use of “electroceuticals” offers a higher degree of control over biological functions and disease states than pharmaceuticals, while avoiding unwanted side effects. It represents the ultimate in personalized medicine. Bionode has secured rights to a rich intellectual property portfolio, licensed out of the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization. These underlying technologies, comprising the bionode platform, were invented by the company’s co-founder, Prof. Pedro Irazoqui and his team at the Center for Implantable Devices at Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The IP of the company can be repurposed to address a range of other pathological conditions.

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