Vaishali Shetty

Junior Commercial Translation Associate

Developing and maturing translational research projects with a focus on the Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data and Pediatric Innovation programs

MS Student in the Medical Product Engineering Track

Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering

Aimed at holistic view of medical product development by engaging students with marketing, regulatory, product development and product management skills in healthcare industry through cross functional team projects

Education and Experience

Highly motivated and driven, Vaishali Shetty is a graduate student in the Bioengineering Department at University of Pittsburgh. Her lab experience in India sparked her interest in translational research and pushed her to enroll into the Medical Product Engineering program at Pitt. Through Blast Furnace program at Innovation Institute, she first got the opportunity to pitch her start up idea to a panel of VIPs from Pittsburgh’s local startup scene, and has constantly been involved in translating clinical research by working at Coulter Translational Research Program. She is also well versed with Lean Six Sigma principles and implementation science for perfecting patient care due to her fellowship at Jewish Healthcare Foundation.


MS, Bioengineering (Medical Product Engineering), University of Pittsburgh, expected 2018
BE, Telecommunications Engineering, PES University, India, 2017

Research Experience

Project Assistant at Indian Institute of Science
  • Modeled and fabricated mouse implant drive components
  • Established vendor relationship for 3D printing
  • Assisted the principal investigator with preclinical validation studies
  • Commercial Translation Experience

  • Received second place among 11 teams in the Innovation Institute’s First Gear program for designing the commercial translation roadmap for a post-operative care device for patients who underwent foot fat grafting in collaboration with Drs. Jeff and Beth Gusenoff.
  • Received first place among 20 teams in the Pitt Startup Blitz competition by developing a business model for a wearable that promotes good posture among individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Constructed commercialization plans for projects in life sciences and medical devices through intellectual property landscape analyses, market research, strategic partner identification, competitive, regulatory and reimbursement analyses; and developed investor pitches to aid 8 teams competing for Pitt’s Coulter Translational Research Program funding.
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