Frederick J. Fritz
Founder, President, CEO
Mr. Fritz founded NeuroDx to complete the product development and clinical testing efforts begun by Dr. Neff. Prior to NeuroDx, he founded a biotech company, Valeo Medical, to develop the world’s first non-invasive diagnostic test for endometriosis. In 1997, he founded Songbird Hearing, a medical device spin out of Sarnoff Corp which developed and launched the world’s first disposable hearing aid. He is a University of Illinois engineer (summa cum laude) and a Harvard MBA. Mr. Fritz began his career in marketing management and new product development. He joined Schering Plough’s Wesley Jessen in 1985 as VP Marketing and Sales and introduced Durasoft Colors (the “brown eyes blue” contact lens) in 1986. He was promoted to general manager of Schering’s Over the Counter pharmaceutical business in 1988 and of the podiatric products (Dr. Scholl, Lotrimin, Tinactin) business in 1990. He was President of Coleman North America from 1995-1997.
Sherman C. Stein, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Stein graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1963 and received his Medical Doctorate from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in 1967. A practicing neurosurgeon for over 30 years, Dr. Stein recently retired from clinical practice. Dr. Stein was an early pioneer in shunt flow measurement and a mentor to Dr. Neff. He continues to be involved in neurosurgical research and resident teaching at the University of Pennsylvania, where he serves as Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery. Author of 116 professional articles and book chapters, his present research interests include normal pressure hydrocephalus, traumatic brain injury and applications of decision analysis to neurosurgery.
Marek Swoboda, PhD
Director of R&D
Dr. Swoboda joined NeuroDx from Drexel University where he was Research Assistant Professor and Project Engineer and Team Leader in the development of biosensors for anthrax detection, cardiovascular sensors, left ventricle assist devices, piezoelectric medical applications and pneumatic and hydraulic medical devices. He also consulted for Rheomedix, Inc in the development of a pulmonary airflow monitor for tracheostomized children. He has received numerous technical and entrepreneurial awards for his work on innovative medical devices and holds three medical device patents. He received his MSc in Applied Physics from Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice Poland in 1993 and his PhD in BioMedical Engineering from Drexel University in 2004.
Director of Engineering
Mr. Mattiucci is a mechanical engineer with an MS in biomedical engineering from Drexel University. His experience ranges from academic research and product development to manufacturing engineering and quality management. He has many academic honors and professional awards, including a governor’s citation for best management practices at a PLMP, Inc where he was co-owner and president. His career crosses varied industries including instrumentation and controls, automotive, contract manufacturing and medical devices. At Richard-Allan Medical, he was a major contributor for a new product launch of laparoscopic disposable devices that successfully competed with US Surgical and Ethicon.
Director of Quality Assurance
Mr. DeSalvo is a mechanical engineer from Cornell University with an MBA from Rutgers University. He began his medical device career with B.Braun Cardiovascular working in Quality Assurance, New Product Development and Manufacturing of right-heart catheters and related catheter technologies. Prior to joining NeuroDx, Mr. DeSalvo was the Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Songbird Hearing, makers of the world’s first disposable hearing aid. He continuing education includes training in the areas of Six Sigma, Validation, Design Control and Clinical Trials.
Matthias G. Hochman
Mr. Hochman obtained his bioengineering degree at the Entre Rios National University (Argentina). Prior to obtaining his MS in Biomedical Engineering in 2008 from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, he worked for three years as a research assistant in the BioNanosensor Laboratory at Drexel. His work focuses on biosensor design, electronics and digital signal processing, and in managing engineering projects.