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Product Development & Launch: How Disruptive Refrigeration Technology Raised Standards of Patient Care

Oct 12

Friday, October 12, 2018

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium

Presenter

Jerilin Kenney, MBA

Jerilin Kenney is the Vice President / General Manager of the Life Sciences and Healthcare business unit at Phononic. In this role, Jerilin leads the business and commercial strategies in developing, launching, and selling high performance refrigeration products based on Phononic's proprietary solid-state refrigeration systems. After joining Phononic in 2014, Ms. Kenney focused on bringing innovative refrigeration products to healthcare. Under Jerilin's direction, Phononic launched Evolve, a new refrigerator product line incorporating solid-state refrigeration technology that made hospital systems start rethinking how to improve refrigeration across the healthcare system. Phononic's technology is ideally designed to meet the temperature control requirements needed by healthcare and scientific institutions to protect patient samples, drugs, vaccine, and mother's milk while delivering core benefits to nursing, pharmacy, facilities, quality, and nutrition staff. While launching Evolve, Phononic simultaneously engaged in private-label partnerships with industry-leading companies to expand market penetration. Most recently, Jerilin led the alignment of an exclusive partnership with Thermo Fisher for refrigeration products in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries. Jerilin earned a BS in Biochemistry and a BA in Chemistry from North Carolina State University and completed an MBA at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Rudell, Carey
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carey.rudell@duke.edu