As someone who personally suffers from multiple food allergies, I’ve always been cognizant of the limitations in the current treatments for this life threatening condition. While it’s recommended by doctors and the leading advocacy groups for patients and/or caregivers to carry epinephrine at all times due to the threat of anaphylaxis, more than half don’t always carry due to the inconvenience, clunkiness, and in some cases the costs of the current options. The primary thought that kept emerging was, “there has to be a better way to passively carry my meds”.

From then on, over the years I partnered with…


Alerje Medical Advisory Board

Over the past year, our company has evolved for the better. While we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have been supported by, or supporters of key clinical stakeholders, we understood that this was an area we wanted internal support from. Alerje is pleased to announce our inaugural Medical Advisory Board! (Listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Here a few quotes from our new MAB:

“Javier’s mission to improve patient care and access aligns well with my goals as…


We’re delighted to announce our new Chief Marketing Officer, Christa Chambers-Price! While we knew and respected each other from afar, I first had the pleasure of engaging with her during Alerje’s time in the Backstage Detroit Accelerator. I was blown away by Christa’s ability to extract the inner storytelling genius out of our cohort in only one session! After that sample, I knew that I had to find a way to work with her.

Christa’s experience and energy have been the perfect combination for our team since hitting the ground running. Trusted by world renowned brands like the American Heart…


We’re pleased to welcome Brian Kastenholz, Director of Commercial Partnerships at one of the leading digital health companies in the industry, Teladoc Health. His responsibilities include seeking, developing, and growing strategic channel partners, with areas of expertise in digital healthcare, commercial partnerships, and data analysis among other areas. Before this role, Brian co-managed the Client Implementation team, partnering with HR executives of self-insured employers to launch solutions and optimize enrollment. Here are a few words from Brian:

Alerje is a bold company with a brilliant leader whose mission is to tackle a large and growing problem. According to Food Allergy…


Alerje is thrilled to bring on Dr. Sabine Seymour as our newest Technical Advisor. Over the course of our journey, we’ve identified a few areas that we wanted to get smarter at. Dr. Seymour’s expertise and passion for data and IoT fits perfectly into Alerje’s long term vision for developing proactive patient platforms for the leading chronic diseases. Lastly, we firmly believe in the power of having a diverse team and look forward to the impact of this latest engagement. Here’s a note from Sabine:

“Food allergies impact a huge part of the population worldwide. Alerje is using human centered…


“There are several reasons the teenage years are the most dangerous for food allergies. Teenagers want to fit in and don’t like to draw attention to themselves. So, many teens with food allergies are embarrassed to talk about their allergies or to be seen carrying their epinephrine auto-injector.”

Below is an excerpt from a recent article published by a high school sophomore. He shares his insights on the challenges of living life as a teen with multiple food allergies. We share this as another reminder of why Alerje’s Treatment x Lifestyle approach is built for the patient of today and tomorrow.

May is Food Allergy Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to think about how the Syracuse community can be more educated about this important issue.

It’s pretty safe to say almost everyone knows someone with a food allergy. In fact, 32 million Americans have food allergies, and…


David Esposito has built and scaled multiple healthcare companies that resulted in successful exits to strategic buyers. We’re excited to have his expertise on our already impressive advisory board. Here’s some insight from David on why he chose to support Alerje:

“Javier is doing a great job leading the team at Alerje to make a significant, positive difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by food allergies. The technology being developed by Alerje will enable better communication among caregivers, improved health literacy, and the platform to build a virtual community to support those impacted by food allergies. …


So you might be asking yourself, “Why the photo of a pay phone?” I can assure you that has nothing to do with today being “Throwback Thursday”. It just reminds me of a time when it was suffice to have phones dispersed randomly throughout a city. If you just needed to make a simple phone call or even had an emergency, you’d need locate the nearest said pay phone. In retrospect, this was truly a reactive experience.

From pay phones came early mobile communication devices, like pagers, two-ways, and early cell phones. As mobile devices advanced in their capabilities, pay…


In the MedTech industry, it takes a village to raise a startup. We’re happy to have Dr. Will Waterfield’s over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to Alerje as an advisor. Here’s a bit on why he chose to join:

“Throughout my career in the pharmaceutical industry I always looked forward going to work and being part of talented teams that developed and licensed medicines and vaccines that had huge impact on improving public health. Being able to help save children’s lives was immensely rewarding.

I am now equally excited being added to Javier’s Alerje team to help…


Frank Orlowski brings 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to Alerje as an investor and strategic advisor. His experience aligns with our current team’s skillsets and we’re excited to have him on board!

Frank’s was happy to share a bit about our latest partnership,

“Epinephrine for a food allergies has been a highly effective treatment helping millions of people around the world for over 25 years. However the critical issue for this therapy has always been the human error, where patients forget to carry their EpiPen and are hospitalized, or even tragically die if not immediately treated.

Alerje…

Javier Evelyn

Javier Evelyn is the Founder and CEO of Alerje

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