Vishalakshi Krishnan’s background in life sciences & healthcare spans technology commercialization, innovation management and strategy consulting. As a Senior Life Science consultant at Foresight Science and Technology she works with early stage technologies and startup companies to evaluate their commercial potential and path-to-market. Prior to that she was a Market Analyst- Manager at Fast Forward Medical Innovation Unit at the University of Michigan (UM) Medical School where she was responsible for advancing therapeutic and life science innovations through project management, innovation fund management and academic-industry partnerships. Prior to joining UM, she was a Licensing Associate at Henry Ford Health System Innovations where she managed a portfolio of therapeutics, medical devices, biotechnology and digital healthcare inventions and corporate partnerships. She was also the Director of Market Discovery at The SearchLite, a consulting firm that provides innovation and commercialization strategy consulting services for early/growth-stage companies, investors, incubators and universities. Here, she was responsible for overseeing and managing projects in the life science, pharmaceutical, medical device industry and managing SearchLite's internship program. Visha has a B. Tech. in Industrial Biotechnology from Anna University in India and a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Chemical Biology) from the University of Michigan.
Visha is a Spartan Innovations EIR working with AZ Solutions LLC, a start-up company that is developing novel antimicrobial solutions to eradicate pathogenic viruses including COVID 19 and influenza as well as diverse microorganisms, including biofilms of drug resistant bacteria while being less prone to microbial resistance.