The 2016 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators


Andrew Miller, PhD
Venture Partner at PureTech, Co-Founder & COO at Tal Medical, VP of Strategy & Operations at Karuna Pharmaceuticals, COO at Entrega
Andrew Miller, PhDWith a resume like Dr. Andrew Miller’s—Venture Partner at PureTech, and COO of not one, but two companies—it’s no surprise that he made our 40 under 40 this year.

Described as a “whip-smart” entrepreneur with “an immense depth of knowledge” by his colleagues, Dr. Miller began his career in healthcare as a PhD in Chemical Engineering at MIT. “Being part of a culture at MIT that fostered big ideas, paradigm changing ideas, helped to forge my interest in pursuing a career in healthcare focused on innovation,” says Miller. “The challenge of trying to tackle big and difficult problems has always been a real motivator for me—and healthcare certainly has plenty of those.”

At PureTech, Miller was given the opportunity to combine his background in science with his interest in innovation. As a Venture Partner, Miller identifies and nurtures innovative healthcare ideas and develops strategies for new technologies.

As COO of Tal Medical, Miller innovates in the mental healthcare space. “Despite having a number of treatment options available, the depression market is extremely underserved and is the second leading cause of disability in the US,” explains Miller. “Having a clear understanding of the unmet need in the space and what approaches were being pursued for new treatments gave me the foundation to identify true innovation.”

Tal Medical uses low field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) technology to treat psychiatric disorders. One of the major draws of LFMS is that it has demonstrated a clinically meaningful therapeutic effect almost immediately after treatment, unlike existing antidepressant drugs, which require 4-10 weeks weeks before therapeutic benefit is achieved. “This rapid onset could be particularly beneficial for acutely depressed patients who are experiencing substantial disability or those with suicidal ideation,” says Miller.

MedTech Boston Staff

    Abigail Ballou, Alexandra David, Shreya Iyer and Casey Nugent contributed to this story.

    6 Comments

    1. Sraliceop@netscape says:

      Congratulations to Call9! I admire the motivation and purpose behind your work. May it enhance the Gift of Life for many people. And it all started with Al and Estelle! My best wishes and prayers!

      Alice Reichmeider, O.P.

    2. Chandra reddy says:

      Nina
      Way to go
      We are all so proud of you

    3. kusuma rao says:

      Hi Nina my name is KusumaRao classmate of your parents at MMC.i want you to know how proud i am of you not just the intelligence but the compassion for others at such an young age.To tell our own self for nthe good of others in not known in indian community. you made all of us feel good keepup the goodwork and God bless you love Kusuma aunty

    4. Dr. Harneet V Thakur says:

      Hi Anshuman,

      I am very proud of you and lucky to have you as my student. It was known during your M.tech project that you will shine. Many best wishes and congratulations. I wish you grand success in all your endevours.

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