Raeesa holds a bachelor’s degree in polymer engineering from the University of Pune, India. She has been working with a medical device start-up ever since her graduation. She started as a project assistant and quickly climbed ranks to the position of product development manager. During her tenure she has played a key role in developing novel solutions in tissue engineering and wound dressing applications. While developing these products she has understood the regulatory pathway required for the products to be in clinical use. She has implemented ISO-13485:2016 QMS in the start-up. She is a BSI certified ISO-13485:2016 internal auditor. Raeesa was a core member of her start-up and has been involved throughout the life cycle of multiple products from ideation stage to clinical investigation. Raeesa has also handled the company profile on professional networking platforms and social media. These experiences have cemented her interest in MedTech innovation. She believes that BioInnovate program will benefit her in need finding and develop solutions in tandem with a multicultural group of ambitious individuals and feels it is an obvious next step in her career. In her spare time, Raeesa enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and friends, trying new cuisines and watching cricket.