Rebecca Legare, VP of Global Quality and Regulatory, and Jingzi Sherman, VP of R&D and Clinical, bring strong medical device experience as Weavr advances at-home blood collection and testing platform
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Feb 15, 2022 – Weavr Health, a diagnostics company, has added regulatory and clinical R&D expertise to its growing leadership team, appointing Rebecca Legare as Vice President of Global Quality and Regulatory and Jingzi Sherman as Vice President of R&D and Clinical.
Since 2020, Weavr Health has nearly tripled its employee base, rebranded from Boston Microfluidics, and signed strategic partnerships, including Nightingale Health, to expand clinical studies of its novel at-home blood collection and testing platform.
“We’ve made significant progress advancing our at-home blood collection and testing platform, and we’re now expanding into new applications and partnerships for health and wellness,” said Linh Hoang, M.D., Ph.D., CEO of Weavr Health. “The market for at-home blood collection and rapid testing is massive, and the experience of Becky and Jingzi will be invaluable as we and our partners expand clinical studies and move through regulatory approvals.”
Rebecca Legare joins Weavr from PerkinElmer, where she most recently served as global senior director, quality & regulatory for COVID programs. She has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industries, including senior quality roles at Insulet Corporation and Boston Scientific.
Jingzi Sherman, M.D., C.C.R.A. joins Weavr from Nova Biomedical, where she oversaw global medical and scientific affairs. She brings more than 10 years of experience in IVD assay development, validation, health authority submission and post-market medical affairs, including leadership roles at PerkinElmer and Roche Diagnostics.
“Our leadership team has been handpicked to support rapid growth during a truly transformative period in diagnostics and healthcare delivery,” added Hoang. “In addition to Becky and Jingzi, we’ve recently added Wendy Harman, as Vice President of Commerical, and Christine Griggs, Senior Director of Finance, both of whom bring hands-on experience working within successful high-growth companies in biopharma and healthcare.”
Weavr Health recently announced that Nightingale Health will use Weavr’s at-home blood collection device, Velvet, as part of the preventative health services it is now rolling out to consumers globally.
About Weavr Health
Weavr Health develops easy-to-use, reliable blood collection devices designed to ensure anyone, anywhere can access the best health and wellness care by making at-home blood collection and testing accessible and affordable. Its mission is to create devices that connect people, and their providers, to better health. For more information, please visit www.weavrhealth.com.
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