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This list showcases the top Texas based CEO’ operating in the Medical Device space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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CEO of Texas Medical Technology
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About SureSpot, Texas Medical Technology: Texas Medical Technology specializes in the sale and distribution of wide range of medical equipment.
Founder, Managing Member & CEO of Cell Point
Since its beginning, Greg Colip is a founding member of Cell>Point and has provided financial support to the company. Mr. Colip brings over 38 years of experience in healthcare marketing and legal. Prior to establishing the company with Jerry Bryant and Terry Colip, Mr. Colip was a corporate mergers and acquisition lawyer and served as Deputy General Counsel for Panhandle Eastern Corporation (which has since been split up with part of the company’s subsidiaries owned by Duke Energy and the remaining part-owned by CMS Energy), provided legal counsel and development work for various independent power projects, served as Vice President and General Counsel for the Gulfco Division of Chromalloy American Corporation and was a production/marketing manager for The Upjohn Company (now part of Pharmacia). At Panhandle Eastern, Mr. Colip was involved in numerous complex venture, merger, spin-off, and acquisition transactions, including the $2.4 billion acquisition of Texas Eastern Corporation and the $1.2 billion drop down and spin-off of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. At Upjohn, Mr. Colip was the production/marketing systems manager for the corticosteroid and anticoagulant product lines. Mr. Colip received his bachelor’s degree in production management and industrial engineering in 1970, followed by his M.B.A. two years later and a J.D. in 1978. His higher education was at Indiana University, and Greg is proud to call it his Alma Mater.
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About Cell Point: Cell Point is a biotechnology company developing universal molecular imaging agents and intra-nuclear metallic therapeutics.
Julia Taylor Cheek
CEO and Founder of EverlyWell
Julia Taylor Cheek is the CEO and Founder of EverlyWell, a digital health startup empowering consumers to order, self-collect, and understand lab tests. Based in Austin, EverlyWell launched in June 2016 after raising $3M in capital and garnering awards from Tech Crunch and Rock Health. They now have over 5,000 customers in 46 states. Julia was also named the number one female entrepreneur to watch by CIO magazine for 2017. Prior to founding EverlyWell in 2015, Julia was the Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at MoneyGram International, a public financial services company that operates in 200 countries. As the youngest VP in the company, she worked for MoneyGram’s CFO for several years, leading corporate transactions, restructuring projects, and special projects for the CEO. Before that, she served as the founding Director of Strategy and Operations at the George W. Bush Institute and played a key role in building the organization from just a handful of employees to the Presidential Center that you see today at Southern Methodist University. After attending Vanderbilt, Julia started her career in management consulting at Deloitte and went on to earn her MBA from the Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar with high distinction. She also is a former multiple World Champion equestrian, officially retiring in 2009.
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About EverlyWell: EverlyWell is a digital health company that offers consumer testing, virtual care, at-home collection tests, and digital results.
Founder and CEO of Hera Health Solutions
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About Hera Health Solutions: Hera Health Solutions is a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development and commercialization of long term treatments.
CEO & President of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall
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About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall is a hospital & health care firm offering acute care services.
President & CEO of Pryor Medical Devices
David Spencer is the Founder & CEO of Prytime Medical Devices & he Attended UT Austin in 1983.
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About Pryor Medical Devices, Prytime Medical Devices, Texas Business Leadership Council, Texas Intrepid Ventures, The Bank of San Antonio, The University of Texas at San Antonio: Pryor Medical Devices The REBOA CompanyTM – was formed to provide minimally invasive solutions for noncompressible torso hemorrhage.
Chief Executive Officer of Seno Medical Instruments
Thomas Umbel is Chief Executive Officer of Seno Medical Instruments, Inc. Tom Umbel brings more than 30 years of medical device and diagnostics leadership experience to Seno Medical. He has lead several start-up companies, including one through a successful acquisition. He has also managed large organizations through significant growth leading both the strategic development and M&A efforts in his previous roles. Tom was most recently the VP of Business Development for Bioventus, a privately held ortho-biologics company in Durham, NC. Tom has led the Business Development efforts at both Bioventus and Hologic, the largest dedicated Women’s Health company in the U.S. Tom’s role in managing mergers and acquisitions helped to grow Hologic from a small single-product company with $100 million in revenue to a large diversified company with more than $2.5 billion in sales in his 15 years with the company. Prior to Hologic, Tom was the President of Direct Radiography Corp. (DRC). He led the development and commercialization of the digital x-ray detector technology, which he ultimately sold to Hologic in 1999. This company’s technology became the core to Hologic’s market leading digital mammography system and was the engine to Hologic’s significant growth. Prior to DRC, Tom worked at Sterling Diagnostic Imaging for 3 years and DuPont for 20 years. At those two companies, Tom held senior management positions in operations, engineering, sales and marketing. Tom has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Grove City College.
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About Seno Medical Instruments: Seno Medical is commercialization efforts in opto-acoustic imaging of breast cancer.
CEO of Xenex
Under Morris Miller’s leadership, Xenex has become a world leader in automated room disinfection. Through the use of Xenon technology and innovative hospital disinfection protocols, the company has helped hospitals achieve significant infection reduction results. As CEO, Morris is responsible for the company’s overall business strategy and oversight of day-to-day operations. Originally from San Antonio, TX, Morris is a graduate of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, The University of Texas at Austin, and Phillips Exeter Academy. He is the founder of Sequel and Cutstone Ventures, which invests in/acts as an advisor to numerous start-ups such as Inventables, Adometry, and Golfballs.com. He started Curtis Hill Publishing, the first company to publish Texas case law on CD-ROM, and he was also the co-founder and President/CEO of Rackspace (NYSE: RAX). Morris is a member of APIC, BioMed SA, and ACG Central Texas.
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About Capstone Ventures, Connell Curtis Group, Tectonic Ventures, Xenex: Xenex offers Pulsed Xenon Full Spectrum, a UV disinfection solution that reduces the bacterial load associated with the risk for HAIs.
Founder & CEO of ThermiAesthetics
Paul was CEO of MedSurge Advances, which developed into one of the nation’s largest independent provider of aesthetic medicine products and services to physicians from 2003-2007 having launched 228 medical spas and provided assistance to more than 350 physicians who have entered the field of aesthetic medicine. MedSurge was named by Inc. magazine in 2007 as the 387th fastest growing private company in the United States. According to Inc., in 2002-2003 MedSurge also ranked among the 10 fastest-growing private companies in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Paul serves on the Board of Directors for BioNorth Texas and is a mentor for Health Wildcatters. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Lasers, Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and was on the Board of Directors of Sona Med Spa from 2001-2003. Paul’s top areas of expertise include; Capitalization of all stage businesses, Business Development and Healthcare with a focus on Elective Procedures.
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About Ideal Implant, ThermiAesthetics: ThermiAesthetics is a developer and manufacturer of thermistor-regulated energy systems for plastic surgery and dermatology applications.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Innovation Labs
Drawn to entrepreneurship while attending graduate school in Biomedical Engineering, Michael entered medical school with a different perspective than most of his peers. Upon discovering some antiquated medical technologies, Michael began exploring ways to improve the standard of care. During his clinical years, his moonlighting included the design and development of various medical devices, and the successful completion of patient trials at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Upon graduation, Dr. Patton founded a company that developed a line of minimally invasive surgical instruments, which were recently acquired by a Fortune 500 company. Having navigated the arduous path of medical device development and commercialization, he is now committed to helping inventors turn their ideas into products that can improve health care. Michael received his MS in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and his MD from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
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About Medical Innovation Labs: Medical Innovation Labs is a new hub for healthcare innovation in Central Texas.
Michael E. Steadman
Chief Executive Officer of URGO Medical North America
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About URGO Medical North America: URGO Medical North America provides medical devices and products for hospitals, wound care centers, nursing homes, and home health agencies.
CEO of Airrosti Rehab Centers
Mr. Green brings a vast array of business experience to Airrosti. He spent 20 years with CUC International, an international marketing firm and one of the first companies to offer products online and through the Internet. CUC went from IPO to a $15 billion market cap company during Green’s tenure. Mr. Green held several positions at CUC including Senior Vice President of Sales and then Senior Vice President — Product Management where he managed the CUC Auto Service, CUC Warranty Services and CUC Dining Services from startup to over $200 million in revenue. Green then became President of CUC Publishing which merged with Entertainment Publications after its acquisition by CUC. Green then served in the Office of the President with responsibility for its 150+ offices throughout the US and select international locations. Green’s last three years at CUC were in the role of Executive Vice President — Mergers and Acquisitions where he was responsible for the negotiation and closing of numerous strategic acquisitions. Upon leaving CUC, Green purchased PC Wholesale, a custom technology builder and solution provider which has been included in the INC 500 list of fastest growing private companies and was also named one of the top 50 companies in San Antonio, Texas by the San Antonio Business Journal. Mr. Green was also a founding partner of Ventanex, Ltd. Ventanex provides custom phone payment services, integrated real time web payments, and electronic check conversion to mortgage servicers, banks, newspapers, credit companies and other firms seeking to move money efficiently. Mr. Green joined Airrosti as its CEO in March of 2006. Seeing that the current healthcare system is hungry for “results based” treatment options, Mr. Green is focused on further strengthening the unique culture at Airrosti that is committed to positively impacting the lives of our patients by attracting and supporting true Airrostifarians who have a genuine passion for helping others as part of their core DNA. Mr. Green became Airrosti’s Chairman of the Board in September 2018. “Our commitment to excellence gives Airrosti a unique opportunity to help patients, even those who have given up on finding relief for their pain and functional issues. Our patient outcome data proves we have an unparalleled track-record of resolving injuries quickly and completely. I have never been involved in anything so rewarding and it is an honor to support our treatment teams as they work daily to help Airrosti patients return to active and healthy lives.” Mr. Green has a BA in Marketing from the University of Washington in Seattle.
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About Airrosti Rehab Centers: Airrosti is an outcome-based healthcare group filling the value gap in musculoskeletal care.
President & CEO of Compression Works
Scott Dodson is President, CEO and a member of the board for AirXpanders. He has over twenty-two years of executive management and leadership experience in the medical device industry with Boston Scientific, Orthofix Orthopedics and BarrX Medical. Most recently, Scott Dodson was the President and CEO of Avantis Medical Systems where he led the company through their Series C financing and two successful bridge financings. He oversaw the securing of Medicare reimbursement, the completion and publication of the largest tandem designed, randomized trial in medical device history and the development of a next generation imaging system for global full market release. Scott Dodson has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and has completed the Executive Management Program of both Columbia University and Babson College.
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About Bobber Interactive Corporation, Compression Works: Compression Works is the developer and manufacturer of the AAJT-S, the abdominal and aortic junctional tourniquet – stabilized.
Kelly S. Drewry
Founder & CEO of Renova Health
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About Renova Health: Renova® provides access to specialized care for neuropathic pain related to back, neck, hand and foot conditions.
President & CEO of Vascular Perfusion Solutions
Tom DeBrooke is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Vascular Perfusion Solutions.
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About Vascular Perfusion Solutions: Vascular Perfusion Solutions develops medical devices designed to preserve and resuscitate vascularized organs.
President & CEO of CTL Medical
Daniel Chon is the Founder and CEO at CTL AMEDICA.
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About AccelSPINE, CTL Amedica, CTL Medical: CTL Medical Corporation assembled a world class executive team, bringing together some of the industry’s most exceptional talent.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Leto Solutions
Becky Ariana, who served as the team’s mentor throughout the UTSA CITE competition, is the Company’s President and CEO. Ms. Ariana brings more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing and sales management, and executive leadership in the medical industry, working with organizations ranging in size from small start-ups to industry giants. Most recently, she served as a Principal with ProSavant International, a successful and highly recognized San Antonio-based strategic and operational consulting firm in the medical industry. Prior to joining ProSavant, she was VP at Vidacare Corporation, with responsibility for creating, building, and leading the oncology business unit. In addition to being President of Medigy Consulting for 10 years, Ms. Ariana has had the opportunity to launch exciting and innovative new products for Millennium Pharmaceuticals (the Takeda Oncology Company), Berlex Oncology (Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals), Diatek Corporation, and IVAC Corporation (now Carefusion). Ms. Ariana received her B.S. degree in Zoology and Psychology from Iowa State University, and completed additional coursework at the University of Chicago.
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About Leto Solutions: Leto Solutions Inc.is a small start-up company that developed the Aquilonix™ Prosthesis Cooling System.
Chief Executive Officer of Siva Therapeutics
Len Pagliaro, PhD, has 18 years of experience with successful commercialization of biotechnology products, services, and licensing, following an academic career. He has managed R&D and business development teams, and brought product lines from concept through commercialization to acquisition. A small molecule oncology project he led was successfully partnered with TopoTarget, and is now in the clinic. Len managed the P&L for a business unit of Thermo Fisher Scientific selling tools for drug discovery before co-founding Siva. He is responsible for overall corporate strategy and financing.
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About Siva Therapeutics: Siva Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing nanotechnology approaches for treating cancer.
Vinit K. Asar
President and CEO of Hanger
Mr. Vinit K. Asar is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hanger Inc. Mr. Asar came to Hanger from the Medical Device & Diagnostic sector at Johnson & Johnson, having worked at the Ethicon, Ethicon-Endo-Surgery, Cordis and Biosense Webster franchises. During his 18 year career at Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Asar held various roles of increasing responsibility in Finance, Product Development, Manufacturing, and Marketing and Sales in the US and in Europe. Prior to joining Hanger, Mr. Asar was the Worldwide Vice-President at Biosense Webster, the Electrophysiology division of Johnson & Johnson, responsible for the Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services organizations. Mr. Asar has a B.S.B.A from Aquinas College and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University.
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About Hanger: Hanger, Inc. is the world’s premier provider of orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) services and products,
Founder, CEO and CTO of BiVACOR
Daniel Timms, PhD, is the founder of BiVACOR, Inc. A graduate of the Queensland University of Technology, Dr. Timms completed his postdoctoral training at The Prince Charles Hospital’s cardiac transplant center in Brisbane, Australia, and at the Helmholtz Institute in Aachen, Germany, one of Europe’s leading cardiovascular device research centers. He has more than 15 years of experience in mechanical circulatory support development.
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About BiVACOR: BiVACOR designs and manufactures centrifugal heart pumps.
Chief Executive Officer of Eyevensys
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About Eyevensys: Eyevensys creates ophthalmic therapeutic bio factories to sustainably treat major eye diseases.
Chief Executive Officer of Health & Safety Institute
Frank Powers is the Chief Technology Officer for HSI and is responsible for the development of the information technology infrastructure that manages all the HSI brands. He brings 15 years’ experience developing health and safety training businesses to this role. Prior to assuming his role of CTO, Frank was the Chief Operating Officer at American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), the CPR and first aid division of HSI. Before joining ASHI, he was the Director of AED Training and Implementation for Cardiac Science, where he drove the expansion of a national training network of over 200 educators and the automation of training class delivery to 8,000 classes a year. Frank has served in senior management roles with Complient Corporation, Quaker State and Blue Coral/Slick 50.
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About Health & Safety Institute: Health & Safety Institute is a provider of EH&S training solutions to customers in the United States and Canada.
Founder and CEO of Paragon Innovations, Inc.
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About Lavon Water Sports, Paragon Innovations, Inc.: Engineering Product Development Company
Co-Founder & CEO of IntuiTap Medical, Inc
Jessica was trained in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University and has a strong foundation in product development and design. She has product management and design experience in a wide range of applications, including custom prosthetics, medical devices, and consumer goods.
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About IntuiTap Medical, Inc: IntuiTap Medical is a medical device company that is eliminating the guesswork from spinal taps and epidurals.
Tracey B. Kirsch
Chief Executive Officer of Electrum Customer Care Number
Ms. Kirsch is the president of Electromedical Products International, Inc. (EPI) where she manages all financial matters, human resources, regulatory affairs and oversees daily operations. She maintains close working relationships with the company’s personnel and its worldwide network of independent distributors. She successfully orchestrated the company’s move from California to Texas in 1994 and was instrumental in gaining regulatory approval for the company’s products in many countries including Europe (the CE Mark), Australia, Canada, China, and various countries in South America, Africa and the Middle East. In 2005 Tracey negotiated a Federal Supply Schedule contract with the United States government for use of Alpha-Stim within the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Affairs Medical Centers. Within a few years, the U.S. government, mainly the Army and Navy, as well as some 90 Veteran hospitals, became the biggest Alpha-Stim customer. That market segment continues to grow, and she and her company take great pride in helping U.S. Service Members and veterans treat pain and post traumatic stress. Since earning her BA in psychology from the University of New Orleans, she has attended numerous continuing education programs for non-profit corporations, FDA regulations, pain, psychiatry, stress, and related medical conferences. She has taught programs on Agency Policy and Procedures, Clients’ Rights, Federal Regulations Survey and Follow-up, among others.
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About Electrum Customer Care Number: Electromedical Products International is a medical device company engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of Alpha-Stim.
President & CEO of ENTvantageDX
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About ENTvantageDX: ENTvantage Diagnostics is a medical diagnostics company that develops and markets in-office diagnostic tests.
President & CEO of Bone Solutions
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About Bone Solutions: Bone Solutions is a medical device company that provides new technologies to orthopedic surgeons to improve clinical results.
Elyse Stoltz Dickerson
CEO & Founder of Eosera, Inc.
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About Eosera, Inc.: Eosera is a new biotechnology company aiming to address underserved medical needs.
Co-Founder, CEO, President and Director, of ASR Systems
Mike Girouard is the CEO, President, Director, and Co-Founder of ASR Systems. He has 30+ years leading teams in medical device development and commercialization. He was the CEO, President, Director, Co-Founder, Brain Sentinel, Inc., Past Managing Director, GXC Global LLC, Past Director, Global Portfolio Management, KCI, and an inventor of over 20 U.S.-issued patents.
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About ASR Systems: ASR Systems designs, develops, and commercializes surgical retractor systems.
Co-founder, President & CEO of Proxima Clinical Research Inc.
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About Forbes Business Council, Proxima Clinical Research Inc.: Proxima is a Contract Research Organization, purpose-built to meet the needs of emerging medical device and biotech companies.
CEO and Founder of M&S Biotics
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About M&S Biotics: M&S Biotics is a healthcare IoT company that automates surgical processes in the operating room through AI and RFID technology.
Co-Founder & CEO of Articulate Labs
Josh has been a driving force of Articulate Labs since he first uncovered the unexpected market size that can benefit from a device conceived for a single user. He is responsible for all non-technical aspects of the company, with focus on initial market definition and development, fundraising, grants, and communications. Prior to Articulate Labs, his diverse background includes serving a variety of policy analysis roles in both the Michigan House of Representatives and the Texas Senate, as well as writing and administering over $3 million in grants for College Forward, an organization helping disadvantaged high school students apply, enroll into, and succeed through higher education. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2006.
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About Articulate Labs: Articulate Labs develops wearable devices that augment movement with electrical stimulation to turn everyday activity into on-the-go rehab.
CEO of Instapath
Mei Wang is a co-founder and the CEO of Instapath Inc.
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About Instapath, Instapath: Instapath provides digital imaging tools for rapid on-site pathology evaluation to repeat biopsy procedures and increase hospital revenue.
President & CEO of Millar
Tim Daugherty has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Millar since July 2016. He joined Millar initially in 2003 as a Technical Sales & Support Engineer, where he developed an immediate appreciation for the typical Millar Customer’s high level of innovation, dedication to their craft and ultimate commitment to improving medical outcomes. Working initially with the cardiovascular product lines, he served in increasingly broader roles including Product Manager, Director of Sales & Marketing and President before his appointment as President/CEO in 2016. Tim believes that Millar makes a difference in the lives of patients, clinicians, and researchers every day and that it is the company’s purpose to push the limits of technology to enable new scientific discoveries and expand the boundaries of medical understanding in the name of continuously improving the health of mankind. His commitment to this core purpose guides his approach to developing Millar’s long term strategy. Since assuming the role of President/CEO, Tim has implemented a strategy to expand Millar’s presence in key clinical markets, where the Company’s novel technology platforms can drive improvements in patient outcomes and reduce long-term healthcare costs. This strategy includes bringing new Millar products directly to customers around the world, as well as facilitating the integration of Millar’s technologies into other devices in order to accelerate the impact of Millar’s technology on a wider scale. Tim grew in up Texas, Wyoming, and Kentucky, and earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
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About Millar: Millar is a medical devices company providing physiological monitoring solutions.
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Phoenix Biotechnology
Crandell Addington is a cum laude graduate from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, majoring in economics and accounting. Addington received post-graduate education in various sciences at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Addington has, over the course of 40 years, founded and/or operated successful enterprises ranging from chemical manufacturing to oil and gas exploration, development, and production. Addington is also President and Chairman of the Board of Anviram, Inc. As a result of his prior and current corporate leadership positions, Addington has been responsible, among other duties, for interacting with biomedical researchers and clinicians both in the United States and Latin America.
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About Phoenix Biotechnology: Phoenix Biotechnology engages in the research and development of therapeutic agents and treatment regimens for cancer.
H. Kirby Atwood
President & CEO of Remicalm
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About Gulf Capital Partners, Remicalm: Remicalm, LLC, a medical diagnostic and imaging device company, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cancer diagnostic,
David A. Burns
CEO of Remicalm
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About Remicalm: Remicalm, LLC, a medical diagnostic and imaging device company, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cancer diagnostic,
Co-Founder & CEO of BioLum Sciences
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About BioLum Sciences: Innovating Chronic Disease Management