Health has always been a priority in InBody BWA (body water analyzer) Medical Market Specialist Grace Moore’s life. 

The lifelong runner and former Temple University (Chamber investor) cross-country athlete grew up in Long Island, New York. After a sports career at Temple and earning her master’s in exercise physiology, Moore stayed in the Greater Philadelphia region, now calling Wayne, Pennsylvania home.

In her role at InBody, Moore is heavily integrated into Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences scene, constantly connecting with health institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and biotech startups to analyze and inform how InBody’s devices, in particular its body composition scale, can provide more precise data than a typical scale to inform clinical research studies.

“A lot of gyms will use the InBody BWA device to help people track their fitness progress,” said Moore. “But the data the device pulls does much more than just find out your weight or evaluate your fitness goals. A lot of my work is spent talking with folks in our region’s clinical research facilities so they can use the scale’s data to better understand the effects of their treatments with precise patient outcomes.”

When Moore talks to physicians and researchers in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem, she finds that the data retrieved from InBody’s body composition analyzer helps their research and informs treatments for patients. Users receive a large amount of biometric data – such as percent body fat, skeletal muscle mass, BMR, total body water, visceral fat assessment, and other vital measurements – all at once in a short measuring process, making these markers more accessible and enabling frequent monitoring.

“It’s been cool to see how many different ways our device can be applied across almost all aspects of healthcare and how my work is at the beginning of that journey.”

Greater Philadelphia’s hub of research institutions, hospital systems, and biomedical companies provides immense opportunity for InBody BWA’s growth and, along with seamless site selection support from the Chamber, is one of the top reasons why the Korean company decided to expand to the region.

When she’s not discussing biometrics with companies and researchers in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences ecosystem, Moore continues to enjoy an active lifestyle and loves the region’s parks, spaces, and quality of life.

“After graduating from Temple, my fiance and I moved to the suburbs in Wayne, Pennsylvania,” said Moore. “We love running and walking along the local trails, such as the Radnor Trail, and exploring Valley Forge. A great weekend often involves brewery hopping to several great local breweries, and I am a total beach person. I grew up right by the beach, so the beach is something I don’t think I could ever live without. I’ve now been getting into all the Jersey Shore spots – Avalon, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, and Long Beach Island.”

Loyal to her Long Island roots, Moore loves Greater Philadelphia’s proximity and accessibility to New York – and fellow Mets fans. But she admires Philly’s dedication to its sports teams, especially as an athlete herself. 

“Let’s make it very clear: I am a New York sports fan,” said Moore. “But there is nothing like the sports scene in Philly. It’s so much fun to be a part of, and I get a kick out of wearing my Mets gear to Phillies games. It’s special to see the city and region come alive though when it’s game day or when Philly sports teams are doing well.” 

To explore life sciences career opportunities in the Greater Philadelphia region and join Grace Moore and thousands of others in the mission to bring positive outcomes to patients, visit Select Greater Philadelphia’s job search tool. For more information or to engage in the Chamber’s work in this space, contact Bryan Tsao, Manager, Life Sciences and Healthcare Initiatives, the Chamber, at [email protected].