Maria Elena obtained her Bachelor and her Master in Biomedical Engineering in Italy at Politecnico di Milano in 2011. During her studies, she spent one year at the EPFL working on her master thesis in the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, focused on the neuromechanisms involved in body perception.
After her graduation, she spent some months working in the USA, at the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami as R&D Bioengineer. Her project focused on the investigation and development of a non-occlusive intraperitoneal catheter for long-term glucose sensing.
From 2013 to 2016 she worked for corporates in the medical devices field, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic. During these 4 years, she acquired experience in Quality, covering different activities such as Microbiology, Quality system, CAPA, Supplier quality and Project management.
In April 2017, she joined Lunaphore’s team as QA/RA Manager to manage and maintain the company’s Quality Management Systems and to ensure that products meet all necessary regulatory requirements. She is now leading the QA/RA team as well as managing Manufacturing and Supply Chain activities.