Dr. Ailis Tweed-Kent

Ceo & Founder | Cocoon Biotech | USA

Dr. Ailis Tweed-Kent is an entrepreneur and leader in the development of innovative technologies. She is passionate about the intersection of health and the environment and brings a multidisciplinary approach with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, an M.D. at Harvard Medical School, and training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2013, Ailis was inspired by her patients to found Cocoon to develop silk as a sustainable materials science platform. Prior to Cocoon, she worked on the design, development, and delivery of diagnostic technologies for global health collaborating with organizations such as the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. She was named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2017 Women to Watch in Science and Technology as well as the Boston MedTech’s 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators.