Company
Background
Quipu srl is a spin-off company of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and the University of Pisa (UniPi). Quipu is located in the Research Area of Pisa, Tuscany, a “city of the science” with thirteen research institutes, one hospital, eleven hundred people.
Mission
The mission of Quipu is to provide products and services in high-tech diagnostic and preventive medicine. In particular, the core business is the development and production of systems and techniques for the assessment of early markers of cardiovascular risk.
Team
Executive Managment
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Vincenzo Gemignani
President & CEO
MSc Degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Master Executive Degree in High-Tech Entrepreneurship at SIAF International School of Advanced Studies (Volterra, PI).Senior researcher at the Institute of Clinical Physiology - CNR, Pisa, where he is head of the DSP-Lab, a research group dedicated to the development of devices and new technologies for biomedical signal and image processing .
Francesco Faita
R&D, Services
MSc Degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa.
Permanent researcher at the Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa, Department of technoscience, where he was able to develop his knowledge of ultrasound technology, physiological signal processing and remote monitoring of the patient.
Elisabetta Bianchini
Elisabetta Bianchini
Quality and regulatory, R&D
MSc Degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Certificate in technology Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, CA, USA. She is permanent researcher at the Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa, where she is working on development and clinical validation of new systems for assessing cardiovascular risk.
Edoardo Pagnini
Edoardo Pagnini
Marketing & Sales, Business Development
Master Degree in Business Administration. He has worked in various sales and marketing positions in the automotive, industrial, medical and ICT markets. Due to his international profile and professional experiences, he is familiar with the requirements of this sector and represents the approach pursued by Quipu: to actively integrate its products and services in the high-tech diagnostic and preventive medicine markets.
Scientific Board
Rosa Sicari
Rosa Sicari
 
Master Degree in medicine from the University of Pisa, PhD in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology from the University of Milan, specialist in Cardiovascular Diseases. Currently Senior Researcher at the National Research Council, Head of the Echocardiography Laboratory of the Institute of Clinical Physiology of CNR. Co-author of 85 original articles in international scientific journals, with a cumulative impact factor > 400. In  the past 5 years she has published as first author in the most important magazines.
Guest columnist for the European Journal of Echocardiography and JACC Imaging. She is a member of the Committee for the Euroecho Program and scientific sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography. Deputy Editor of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and on-line member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Echocardiography. She is scientific director of the European Association of Echocardiography, and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).
Lorenzo Ghiadoni
Lorenzo Ghiadoni
 
Master Degree in medicine from the University of Pisa, PhD from the S. Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa; specialist in Internal Medicine. Since 2005 he has been a researcher at the Department of Internal Medicine of the University of Pisa.
Co-author of 120 original articles in international scientific journals, with a cumulative impact factor > 600. Columnist for the journals Nutrition Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases and reviewer for Circulation, European Heart Journal, Hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, American Journal of Hypertension, and Atherosclerosis. Member of the following scientific societies: European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Italian Society of Hypertension, Artery Society. Member of the following scientific work groups: Peripheral Circulation (European Society of Cardiology and Italian Society of Cardiology) and "Endothelium" (Italian Society of Hypertension).
Collaborators
Riccardo Favilla
Riccardo Favilla
Software Engineer
Master Degree in Geology from the University of Pisa. Currently researcher at the Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa. Experienced C/C++, Real Studio, QuickTime and Dicom programmer. Responsible for the analysis and software development of the Cardiovascular Suite.
Leonardo Longhi
R&D
Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering at Roma Tre University of Rome. Bachelor Degree in Electronic Engineering at RomaTre University of Rome. Researcher at the Institute of Clinical Physiology - CNR, Pisa where he's working on biomedical image processing for the assessment of early biomarkers of cardiovascular desease.
Massimo Giannoni
Technical Staff
Electronics Technician at the Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa. 15 years experience in electronic prototyping, microcontrollers, web design.