Emma Bigelow is a co-founder of Maryland-based startup company Diagnostic Biochips, which develops biosensors for real-time and continuous data collection in research and clinical settings. During her tenure as Vice President, R&D, Emma led technology development, performed market research, recruited scientific and medical advisors, initiated and managed multiple academic sponsored research agreements, and wrote grants securing over $4M in NIH SBIR funding. Emma has also worked as a consultant for 25+ medical device companies on topics ranging from grant strategy and writing to clinical trial protocol development, and overall business strategy. Finally, Emma has been a Staff Engineer at JHU’s Center for Bioengineering, Innovation, and Design for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Emma previously worked at MIT’s D-Lab: Health where she initiated a modular microfluidic diagnostic kit for use in resource-poor clinical settings. Her work was displayed at the United Nations (NYC) in an exhibit hosted by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum entitled “Design with the Other 90%: CITIES.” Her microfluidic diagnostics kit also appeared in Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New - 2011” issue. Emma holds a BS in biological engineering from Cornell University.