Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Asha Parekh will share her story as a successful entrepreneur in the field of biomedical engineering. She will discuss her path from graduate studies at the University of Western to becoming the founder and CEO of Front Line Medical Inc. She will touch on the differences between academia and industry and provide tips on how to overcome challenges on your path to success in engineering. 

Please join us on March 8 to learn more about becoming an entrepreneur in engineering and celebrate International Women's Day.


  Date and Time




  • Date: 08 Mar 2021
  • Time: 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are America/Toronto
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Webinar - Zoom link will be sent to registered participants the day before the event.

  • London, Ontario
  • Canada

  • Starts 28 February 2021 05:37 PM
  • Ends 07 March 2021 11:00 PM
  • All times are America/Toronto
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Asha Parekh

Dr. Asha Parekh


Asha Parekh completed her BESc and MEng in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and completed her PhD in August 2015 in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program at Western University. Parekh’s research interests lie in the field of biomaterials and medical devices.

After completing the Medical Innovation Fellowship program at Western, in 2017 she founded Front Line Medical Technologies Inc., a company that provides front line personnel with the best available tools to help patients survive emergency situations. Currently, Dr. Parekh is the CEO of Front Line Medical and she is responsible for the execution of the company’s strategic vision and mission.


12:30 pm Welcome and Introductions

12:40 pm Presentation by Dr. Asha Parekh

1:10 pm Q&A Session


Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Engineering 365.84 KiB