Marta Zanchi, PhD
Adjunct Professor at Stanford School of Medicine
Director of Biodesign for Mobile Health
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Marta Gaia Zanchi, PhD, is the Founder and Managing Director of Medinnovo, as well as a Lecturer with Stanford University’s School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. Under Medinnovo, Dr. Zanchi provides mentorship in advisory positions to startups and entrepreneurial teams of students and alumni entrepreneurs from Stanford University and other schools. As a Lecturer at Stanford University she co-directs “Biodesign for Mobile Health,” an entrepreneurial class where students learn the principles of creating innovation in Mobile Health, and participates to Biodesign’s programmatic activities as a member of the Biodesign Leadership Group. Dr. Zanchi is also a third-year mentor at StartX MED, a healthcare-focused student startup accelerator designed and developed to provide a premier entrepreneurial experience for Stanford students.
Most recently in the years 2012 to 2014, Dr. Zanchi was the Chief Executive Officer of RenovoRx, Inc, which she helped transition from concept phase to clinical trials and for which she raised close to $2M in two rounds of funding. In 2012 she was a resident with The Angels Forum, where she helped identify and screen life science companies and learned the fundamentals of the angel funding process. In the same years she co-authored the InHealth study “A Comprehensive Analysis of the FDA 510(k) Process,” led by investigators John Linehan, PhD, and Jan Pietzsch, PhD, applying her experience working as Medical Device Fellow, Reviewer and Electrical Engineer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Zanchi’s core expertise is in medical device development and regulation, wireless semiconductors and systems, medical imaging systems, cardiovascular devices, mobile/digital health, business development, fundraising, and product management strategies. Dr. Zanchi is a top graduate in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering from Politecnico Di Milano (Italy) and Stanford University. She holds a certificate in entrepreneurship and an award from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Stanford University.