Jeremy Kimmel, PhD

Jeremy Kimmel

Commercial Translation Program Manager

Pediatric Device Initiative Program Manager, Commercial Translation

Pediatric technology development in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

Vice President of New Technology

ALung Technologies

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

University of Pittsburgh

Respiratory medical device research and product development, strategic technology development.

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Education & Experience

Jeremy is the Vice President of New Technology at ALung Technologies, a University of Pittsburgh spin-off medical device company developing and commercializing advanced respiratory support technologies. At ALung, Jeremy directs the research and product development programs, and manages all intellectual property and strategic technology development initiatives. Jeremy is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he participates in undergraduate and graduate student education in the areas of medical devices, technology commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Jeremy has been active in technology translation and commercialization for over 10 years, in both industry and academia, in the areas of medical devices, biotechnology, and regenerative medicine. Jeremy’s research focuses on extracorporeal organ support, biomaterials, and computational fluid dynamics.  In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys snowboarding, cooking, music, and spending time with his family.


Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, New York University, 2007
B.S. Biological Engineering, Cornell University, 2003

Research Experience

Post Doctoral Scholar, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh (2011-2013)

  • Extracorporeal respiratory support,
  • Biocatalysis

Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh (2007-2011)

  • NIH T32 Predoctoral fellow
  • Extracorporeal blood purification, confocal laser microscopy, computational modeling

Undergraduate Student Researcher, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (2000-2003)

  • Molecular bioengineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Photolithography

Commercial Translation Experience

Translation Experience

  • Collaborated with scientists, clinicians, and industry partners to develop new extracorporeal blood purification technologies for the treatment of sepsis.
  • Translated biocatalytic enzyme technology from University of Pittsburgh to ALung Technologies.
  • Extensive experience licensing new technologies from academia and industry for commercial applications.

Commercialization Experience

  • Extensive experience in regulatory affairs, design controls, quality systems, and market development strategies.
  • Eight years of industry experience developing and commercializing regulated medical devices.
  • Business consultant to the Coulter Translational Program at the University of Pittsburgh.