2019 PitcHER Finalists

Dr. Sanna Gaspard

Dr. Sanna Gaspard has a passion for entrepreneurship, healthcare, medical devices, and innovation. She is originally from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and grew up in Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Miami in Miami, FL (‘04).  She completed her master’s degree (’05) and doctorate (’11) in BME at Carnegie Mellon University.

While earning her graduate degree, she received two patents for two medical technologies she invented. Her two inventions include an infant therapy device to support preterm infants’ health and an optical device for early bedsore detection. To support the commercialization of these two technologies, she founded two medical device companies: TLneoCare, LLC and Rubitection Inc. As CEO of both startups, she developed the vision, business strategy and plan, the IP strategy, and raised initial financing. She is currently is the CEO of Rubitection where she oversees product development, fundraising, clinical engagement, business development strategy, and intern mentorship.