SunFriend Corporation – Creating Tools for Safer Sun Time®
The SunFriend Story
NASA space scientist Shahid Aslam and advertising and creative guru Karin Edgett conceived the original UVA+B SunFriend® in 2011 as a tool to help combat the epidemic incidences of skin cancer - effecting nearly 1 in 5 people in the US alone. Their concept won first place in the NASA Techbriefs "Design The Future Contest" for consumer products category as well as the “most popular” vote.
Realizing this could be a very useful consumer tool for not only combating skin cancer, but helping people get healthier in a safer way by getting more accurate levels of sun exposure for Vitamin D optimization. They assembled a core team to develop the idea. UVA+B SunFriend took off as an idea and is now a product selling in the marketplace.
SunFriend Corporation is a UV sensor technology company working to reduce major health issues related to sun exposure.
Founding Equity Partners and Strategic Project Partners in SunFriend
Sensing a Better World. Sensor Sensor LLC was formed by Dr. Aslam and Ms. Edgett in 2011 in Washington, DC to incubate sensor-related products and services. The first product, the UVA+B SunFriend® was developed into its own corporation in 2013.
CoolCAD Electronics LLC is a highly sophisticated electronics company in College Park, MD specializing in semiconductor fabrication and characterization, electronics design and prototyping, circuit modeling and simulation. Principals, Siddharth Potbhare, Neil Goldsman and Akin Akturk designed and built the first electronic prototypes and are leading the effort in the engineering development of the UVA+B SunFriend®.
Tariq Aslam, as a Founding Partner and CFO of the SunFriend project and Corporation, brings senior management experience from blue chip FTSE 100 companies and private-equity backed high-tech startups.
Dane Taylor provides support, planning, research and evaluation to the IT development process.
SunFriend Corporation Board (As Shown below)
- Leonard Egan
- Siddharth Potbhare
- Karin Edgett
- Shahid Aslam
- Tariq Aslam (not shown)