Bill is Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Profusa. His career has spanned more than 3 decades in the development of next generation diagnostic and medical device technologies and products, the last 15+ years as an entrepreneur. His previous startup, Cepheid, is now a global leader in developing and commercializing easy-to-use molecular diagnostic products for the rapid detection of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and hospital acquired infections, genetics testing, and cancer testing. These products can even be used in the underdeveloped third world. Profusa was conceived to solve the key barrier to continuous in vivo biochemical sensing to bring about a sea change is how wellness, acute, and chronic disease are managed, and by doing so changing the medical and consumer healthcare landscape. Bill earned an B.S. in Chemistry an M.S. in Microbiology from San Jose State University, and later became a certified public health microbiologist before moving to the medical technology development industry