Dr. Jose Melendez is a career technologist and successful entrepreneur. Dr. Melendez began his professional career at Texas Instruments where his roles included being a scientist, a research director, and ultimately general manager of the wireless infrastructure business. Dr. Melendez founded Commoca, Inc. (2002) and Spectral MD, Inc. (2009). Commoca was based in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico where it developed hardware, embedded software, and network services for the deployment of some of the world’s first smartphones. Spectral MD has successfully developed the DeepView system for capturing and analyzing non-invasive images of deep tissue wounds, where the first product received FDA clearance in 2013.