Dr. Tamada has over 30 years of experience in product development for drug-device combination products and medical devices. She specializes in drug delivery systems, including transdermal, parenteral, inhaled, ophthalmic, otic, and nasal, as well as biosensors and wearable and implanted medical devices. She has worked on product development from concept to first-in-human and through commercialization and life cycle management.

Prior to consulting, Janet was Vice President of Engineering at ArKal Medical, Director of Early Development at ALZA, a Johnson & Johnson company, Senior Director of Product Development at Alexza, and Executive Director of R&D and Medical Affairs at Cygnus, Inc.

Janet holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Caltech, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley. She was a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Robert Langer at MIT. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE) for her work on developing the first FDA-approved real-time continuous glucose monitor for diabetes management.