Lilli Zakarija is Co-Founder and President of EdgeOne Medical Inc and has over 20 years of experience in the medical device industry. Her expertise includes development and global launch of various single-use, disposable
medical devices and combination products, strategic/technical development of device platforms and IP management. Throughout her career she has held management roles in engineering and project management and,
prior to founding EdgeOne Medical, Ms Zakarija established and led the global engineering function supporting all device and combination product related needs for the BioScience division of Baxter Healthcare (now Baxalta, a Shire company).
Ms Zakarija has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering Management from Northwestern University, and an Executive MBA from Kellogg School of Management. In addition, Ms Zakarija serves on the Board of Directors for Women in Bio – Chicago Chapter, Board of Advisors for Biomedical Engineering Dept at Northwestern University, is a Chicago Innovation Mentor and is a speaker on device development and combination products.