Isy Goldwasser Bio
Isy Goldwasser is a chemical engineering graduate of MIT and Stanford and has had a long entrepreneurial career, beginning with Symyx Technologies where he was the first employee. He holds 40 patents in US, Europe and Canada and has co-founded Thync, a business whose first product is a wearable designed to help people stimulate or relax without pills or drinks.
Please note that sources older than two years were utilized because they are relevant and provide information on Goldwasser's scientific impact. Below, I will provide a profile of Isy Goldwasser, including his educational and professional background, scientific impact, involvement with The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)
EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Isy Goldwasser graduated from MIT with a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1992 and from Stanford with a Masters in the same subject in 1994. He joined Symyx Technologies as the first employee and a founding member and served roles such as Vice President business development, President and CEO, taking Symyx public during his stint.
Goldwasser stepped down in 2011 to join Khosla Ventures as the entrepreneur-in-residence and turned adviser to Accelrys, a business that took over Symyx. In September 2011, he co-founded Thync "to make bioelectronics a reality" and leads the startup today as the CEO.
Goldwasser is a noted inventor who holds 40 US, European and Canadian patents. To access more information on his scientific impact, we had to look at older sources with relevant information.
An article in Wareable from 2015 tells the story of Thync and how Goldwasser "risked everything" to create a device that could tap into the brain's wiring which led him to find the U+ technology developed by Dr. Jamie Tyler, a professor at Arizona State University. Thync is a wearable that releases a low current to stimulate the nerves and cells in the brain through the tap of a button on the phone that can relax or stimulate people without the use of pills or drinks.
Once the product was developed, Thync worked with the US medical regulatory authority, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to gain FDA approval and exempt their product from medical device regulations and approvals.
In an interview, Goldwasser cites four years of research and scientific studies to prove that the technology used by Thync is indeed effective and briefly also speaks about venturing into the Japanese market.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (TSRI)
In 2017, Goldwasser was appointed on the board of TSRI, "one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations" along with distinguished businessmen, entrepreneurs and scientists in various fields such as Genentech founder Herb Boyer, life science venture capital firm 5am Ventures founder John Diekman and Hearst Corporation Chairman William R Hearst III among others.
Other than this announcement, we could not locate any other information on Goldwasser's involvement with TSRI despite scanning industry media and other materials put out by TSRI.
Goldwasser is also a board member of the California Institute for Biomedical Research (CALIBR) since inception. His presence on social media is limited to a Twitter handle and his tweets are business-related and about recent developments in the company.
In conclusion, Isy Goldwasser completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in chemical engineering from MIT and Stanford respectively. Since graduation, he has had a long entrepreneurial career, culminating in Thync, a wearable that allows people to relax. He holds 40 US, European and Canadian patents and is on the board of TSRI and CALIBR.