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Pioneering wearable relief.

Quell was created by a group of scientists and bio medical engineers at NeuroMetrix, Inc. NURO (NASDAQ). The company was started in 1998 by Dr. Shai Gozani; MD; PhD while conducting medical research at MIT. The scientists and biomedical engineers at NeuroMetrix have spent over 20 years developing breakthrough neuro diagnostic technology and wearable neuro technology solutions for people suffering from chronic pain and degenerative nerve disorders. The company has been granted over 70 patents and published numerous scientific papers and abstracts.

NeuroMetrix is committed to empowering people to improve their health through technology and reclaim their lives from chronic disease. By working closely with clinicians and combining advanced neuro technology plus innovative design, NeuroMetrix brings high-tech, high quality solutions to your home.

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SHAI N. GOZANI, M.D., PH.D.

SHAI N. GOZANI, M.D., PH.D.

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, PRESIDENT, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. Gozani founded NeuroMetrix, Inc. in 1996 as a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Gozani has led the Company from a venture capital backed start-up, through an initial public offering on Nasdaq, through development of a successful diagnostics business, and presently into the wearable technology sector. Over 2.5 million patients have benefited from the Company’s technology over the past 15 years.

Dr. Gozani has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and has been awarded 25 US and international patents. Dr. Gozani holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science, a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (Biomedical Engineering Focus) and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology, from the University of California, Berkeley. He also received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at M.I.T.

THOMAS T. HIGGINS

THOMAS T. HIGGINS

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Higgins contributes a broad set of financial management and operations skills from his CFO experience with publicly traded companies in multiple industries such as life sciences, specialty chemicals and financial services. These companies included Caliper Life Sciences, V.I. Technologies and Cabot Corporation. He has extensive international experience with a particular emphasis on Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Mr. Higgins started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a B.B.A. with honors from Boston University.

FRANK MCGILLIN

FRANK MCGILLIN

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

Mr. McGillin brings over 20 years of experience building successful, high-growth consumer brands most recently at Philips Oral Healthcare and at Johnson & Johnson.

At Philips Mr. McGillin was responsible for building the global oral care business of Sonicare becoming the #1 brand in the nearly $1 billion dollar US power toothbrush market. During his career at Philips and Johnson & Johnson, he launched over 50 new products and product upgrades and managed businesses across markets including diagnostic imaging, healthcare informatics, medical devices, dental and consumer technology.

Mr. McGillin holds an M.B.A. from Fordham University and a B.S. from Northeastern University.

MICHAEL J. MACDONALD

MICHAEL J. MACDONALD

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

Mr. MacDonald joined the company in September 2000 and has held several marketing and sales positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Healthcare Economics, Director of Marketing and Region Sales Manager.

Mr. MacDonald previously held various marketing positions at Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, a world leader in minimally invasive surgical devices and at Deknatel, Inc., a company specializing in the development of products for cardiovascular and other specialty surgery markets.

Mr. MacDonald holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.

XUAN KONG, PH.D.

XUAN KONG, PH.D.

CHIEF DATA SCIENTIST

Xuan Kong joined the company in 1999. In his current role, he leads the company’s data scienceinitiative by leveraging the data assets collected from Company’s products to deliver personalized and clinically optimized pain relief and health experience for customers. In addition, he provides leadership and technology contributions for the Company’s basic research and product development functions. Xuan also manages the Company’s intellectual property portfolio and external research collaborations. He has published numerous papers in leading signal processing, biomedical engineering, and clinical neurophysiology journals. Xuan has been awarded more than twenty U.S. and foreign patents.

Prior to joining the company, Xuan was a tenured associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Northern Illinois University. As a principal investigator, he successfully led many federally and industrially funded projects in signal processing research and bio-electric signal analysis applications.

Xuan received his Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University and MBA from Boston University. He is certified as professional risk manager by PRMIA. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Beta Gamma Sigma.

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