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From Conception to Commercialization, Jane Chao and Ceribell Are Changing Lives With This Neuromonitoring Breakthrough.

September 19, 2023


Ceribell’s rapid seizure triage product for critical care received FDA’s Breakthrough Designation with an exclusive New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) from CMS. Everything about the ClarityPro product—from the innovative EEG headband to the EEG recorder and physician portal has been engineered to enable quick detection and response to non-convulsive seizure in a critical care or ED setting. In this episode of the Medtech Talk podcast, host Geoff Pardo speaks with Jane Chao, CEO of Ceribell, about the path to develop an innovative new product and her personal journey as well.

Chao’s own story started with a love of numbers, a highly exclusive spot earned in a prestigious chemistry program in Beijing, a Ph.D. in biophysics, and roles at McKinsey, Novartis, and Genentech. For Ceribell’s genesis, Chao took lessons from all of those experiences—business knowledge gained at McKinsey, and a rich, interdisciplinary scientific background—to launch a new medtech business and engineer a new device to meet a critical, unmet medical need. 


Jane Chao, PhD

CEO and Co-Founder


Jane Chao, the co-founder and CEO of Ceribell, holds a Ph.D. in biophysics from Cornell University. Before she joined Ceribell, Jane had a solid history of leadership and success in business. She launched her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and later made her move into the medical space joining Novartis as their Senior Strategy Manager. She then enjoyed a successful career at Genentech as their Principal Manager of Portfolio Management Strategy.
In 2015, Jane started Ceribell full-time as the CEO, the position she currently holds. She has built and led the Ceribell team from early concept stages to a fully commercial, FDA-cleared, clinically proven, and highly successful commercial product that is changing the standard of care for critically ill patients.

Meet Our Host, Geoff Pardo

Geoff has been in medtech for over two decades in both operational and investment roles. He is passionate about the industry potential and sharing stories from the front lines of innovation.