Cor is founded and led by Bob Messerschmidt. Bob is a digital health and medicine futurist and serial entrepreneur with a 30 year career in health, wellness, optics and spectroscopy. He began his journey at the University of Pennsylvania, studying biochemistry, where he realized his interests in Analytical Biochemistry and Optics which remain at the core of his methods. He is a serial entrepreneur. He sold his last company to Apple and then joined Apple as a Platform Architect. He architected several technologies while there, most notably elements of the Apple Watch. His current start-up, Cor, is focused on specialized blood chemistry in health, wellness and lifestyle.
Bob’s career spans optics, spectroscopy, digital health, invention, product/business development, thought leadership, and senior management. Bob was awarded the Williams-Wright Award in 1996. He is the author or co-author of 12 articles and book chapters and co-editor of one book, he holds 51 issued and pending US patents.