Sinus pain is just the beginning for Tivic Health’s CEO

Tivic Health CEO Jennifer Ernst [Image courtesy of Tivic Health]

Tivic Health CEO Jennifer Ernst thinks the bioelectronic medicine space is ready to explode.

When serial inventor John Claude showed Jennifer Ernst an early prototype of what would become Tivic Health’s ClearUp device, she thought the 9-in.-long black wand looked like a rectal thermometer for a cow. But Claude said his wife agreed that running it over her face to deliver ultra-low current electrical waves cleared up sinus congestion.

Ernst — a Xerox veteran who went on to grow the U.S. business of flexible electronics company Thinfilm (now Ensurge Micropower) — was intrigued. It was her introduction to bioelectronic medicine. She compares the field to semiconductors, personal computers or online retail in their early days.

“This has all the markings of an industry that is going from the esoteric science to being ready to explode in the …

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