Recognizing that the healthcare industry needs to become more proactive and preventative and provide to consumers products that showcase real science, while focusing on organic and plant-based ingredients without any usage of synthetic chemicals, is key.
NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 07, 2021
Upgraid, Inc, is pleased to announce that Kim Biedermann, Ph.D., inventor on 25+ patents and an author of 35+ scientific publications has joined Upgraid as Chief Science Officer. Kim is an innovative R&D and Operations executive with a strong history of success leading cross-functional global teams and delivering growth and productivity initiatives at several of the world's leading healthcare and nutritional supplement companies. Kim first started her career leading the development of innovative skin and health care products at Procter & Gamble as Section Head of Personal Health Care. Kim’s next role was Sr. Director at GlaxoSmithKline, where she led new product development programs and collaborated with major industry and academic partners to identify brand extension opportunities. She then moved to Pfizer as Sr. Director, Franchise Medical Lead in their Consumer Healthcare group, where she created product and claims pipeline strategies for Pfizer's OTC Personal Care and Respiratory brands. Most recently, she was Vice President of Technical Services at The Nature’s Bounty Co.
Kim joins a team that already includes cofounder Helene Rutledge, most recently Chief Innovation Officer at New Avon, former Global Head of Open Innovation at GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer Director of Clinical Supplies. By pairing the best of science with the best of nature, Upgraid has recently launched its new plant-based product Control:Glucose which compliments their fully organic, NSF certified first product, Perform: Daily Inflammation. Both products use clinically studied fully organic or plant-based ingredients for daily usage. With Kim’s involvement, Upgraid is excited to push the limits to further the evidence of plant-based healthcare with a growing body of clinical and consumer research.
"Upgraid is the dream opportunity for me: The team of family offices, entrepreneurs, innovation experts and scientists all coming together to create a product line that adheres to the top science and is plant-based, is really exciting,” said Kim Biedermann, Chief Science Officer of Upgraid. ”I have spent my career trying to push the limits to do things differently. Recognizing that the healthcare industry needs to become more proactive and preventative and provide to consumers products that showcase real science, while focusing on organic and plant-based ingredients without any usage of synthetic chemicals, is key. All this, while still being affordable is game changing. At Upgraid we are doing that and hopefully creating the future where our healthcare costs are primarily spent on promoting health and wellness, instead of providing reactive treatment after a person gets sick."
Justin Kamine, cofounder of Upgraid and Forbes 30U30 states, “Having someone of Kim’s calibre is monumental for Upgraid. It is a true testament to what we are building at Upgraid, and the differences we are starting to make in the healthcare community leading to improved lives for our consumers. Kim will lead our science team to a new height, expanding upon our leadership to be transparent to consumers showcasing the best of science with the best of nature. Having two women like Kim and Helene side by side at the helm for Upgraid is a testament to questioning the status quo of society and building a vision, mission and a purpose driven company.”
Kim received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and completed her post-doctoral studies at Stanford University.
About Upgraid, Inc
Upgraid is an organic and plant-based wellness company that drives healthy aging by developing and leveraging the latest technology and market innovation. Founded by Helene Rutledge, a chemical engineer and former big pharma C-suite executive, and Justin Kamine, a Forbes 30U30 for food and impact entrepreneur. Upgraid products help consumers to get a little better every day.
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