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Medtech companies struggle to find a cost-effective clinical trial site or to gain market share in Latin America. The LATAM Medtech Leaders podcast delivers insightful interviews with leaders of medical technology companies with meaningful experience conducting first-in-man trials or with the commercialization of their medical devices in Latin America. They talk about their experiences in the region and provide a pathway for other leaders to follow so that they can save time and avoid costly mistakes.

Medtech companies struggle to find a cost-effective clinical trial site or to gain market share in Latin America. The LATAM Medtech Leaders podcast delivers insightful interviews with leaders of medical technology companies with meaningful experience conducting first-in-man trials or with the commercialization of their medical devices in Latin America. They talk about their experiences in the region and provide a pathway for other leaders to follow so that they can save time and avoid costly mistakes.

Location:

United States

Description:

Medtech companies struggle to find a cost-effective clinical trial site or to gain market share in Latin America. The LATAM Medtech Leaders podcast delivers insightful interviews with leaders of medical technology companies with meaningful experience conducting first-in-man trials or with the commercialization of their medical devices in Latin America. They talk about their experiences in the region and provide a pathway for other leaders to follow so that they can save time and avoid costly mistakes.

Language:

English

Contact:

+1 (407) 259-4464


Episodes

Michael Patterson, CEO at US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development

11/8/2020
Michael Patterson is the CEO of US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development LLC (US Cannabis), a privately-held developmental consulting firm that was established in 2014 with the mission of moving society forward through legalized cannabis. US Cannabis develops the legal cannabis/hemp/CBD markets globally across all platforms (education, cultivation, production, dispensing, research and development, management operations and compliance, and physician services). US Cannabis currently...

Duration:00:39:11

Craig Britt, International Sales Manager Latin America and Canada at Aspen Medical Products

10/17/2020
With over 20 years of experience in international business, Craig has accumulated a track record for success in both the Canadian and Latin American regions. He gained extensive knowledge in sourcing and manufacturing in Asia, Mexico, and Central America before transferring that expertise into his role at Aspen Medical Products. Craig has built up a deep knowledge base of the industry by identifying, developing, and managing sales growth in prospective territories. One of Craig’s top...

Duration:00:35:08

Timothy Kelly, President & CEO at Nautilus Medical

9/29/2020
Timothy Kelly is president & CEO of Nautilus Medical —a US-based company with a telehealth radiology platform that is used by more than 70% of the top 50 medical centers in the US and with a presence in over 6 countries in Latin America. Prior to that, Mr. Kelly developed a medical division for TDK Electronics. This division was focused on the radiology recording of images on TDK based media. With TDK, Mr. Kelley expanded marketing throughout North and South America and the European...

Duration:00:35:07

Denis Jacob, VP and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer at Orthofix

9/21/2020
Denis has over 15 years of business experience, mostly within publicly-traded large multinational companies and working with international teams on functions related to finance business, legal, manufacturing, ethics, compliance, and audits. Denis is now the VP, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Orthofix —an American medical device company with over 900 employees with locations in the U.S., Italy, Germany, France, the UK, Brazil, Australia, and Puerto Rico. The company's products help...

Duration:00:27:02

Gary Gershony, Director of Cardiovascular Research, Education and Technology at John Muir Health

9/11/2020
Dr. Gershony was the Founder of Vascular Solutions, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), which had a successful IPO in 2000, and for which he served as Chief Medical Officer and a member of the Board of Directors from 1996-2002. Dr. Gershony was the principal inventor of the DuettTM Vascular Sealing Device manufactured by Vascular Solutions. Dr. Gershony was also the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of AngioScore, Inc. (Fremont, CA), a medical device company devoted to developing unique angioplasty...

Duration:00:42:55

Vikash Dudhia, CEO at Arlo International Consulting

8/28/2020
Vikash Dudhia is the CEO of Arlo International Consulting and works with medical device companies to grow their international footprint. Vikash believes that his particular methodology and skillset enables him to effectively coach teams and individuals in the subtleties of over a hundred markets around the globe. Vikash has over 20 years of experience in international sales and has a network of contacts in over 100 countries in the technology, medical device, pharmaceutical, and dental...

Duration:00:30:52

Luis R. Soenksen, Venture Builder in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare at MIT

8/17/2020
Luis R. Soenksen is a serial entrepreneur and medical device expert currently acting as MIT’s first Venture Builder in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare. His training includes medical device design, development, and manufacturing, as well as clinical testing and deployment of healthcare ventures. Luis has made significant contributions to the fields of bio-design education, bioengineering, tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence. Luis’ work has been published...

Duration:00:49:29

Sherif Kandil, CEO at K-Line Europe

8/6/2020
Sherif believes that he can bridge the gap between orthodontics, material sciences, and software engineering, and he is on a mission to change orthodontics for the better. He is currently the co-founder, CEO, and head of R&D at K-Line Europe —a German company with a mission to change people’s thinking about dentistry. Sherif is also the co-founder of SmileUp —a German company dedicated to mass-market clear dental aligners. For over 10 years, Sherif has worked with clear aligners as a...

Duration:00:40:20

Josué Garza, Director of Business Development & Operations at Insumos para la Salud (IPS)

7/22/2020
Josué Garza is the Director of Business Development & Operations at Insumos para la Salud (IPS), a regulatory affairs consulting firm helping medical device manufacturers and distributors obtain market access in Mexico. Josué has over 10 years of experience working with the private sector, government, and nonprofit organizations. Before joining IPS, he took leadership positions in the International Republican Institute, Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta, Premier Destination Services...

Duration:00:58:13

José E. Cabrera, Independent Consultant and Former VP of RA/QA

7/9/2020
Jose E. Cabrera is a 20 year veteran of the medical device industry. His focus has been in Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Affairs, and Quality Assurance. During his career, he has successfully created regulatory strategies for start-ups to find the quickest path to commercialization and reimbursement. From De Novo Petitions and Q-Subs with face to face meetings with the FDA to 510(k) clearances and routine change management and regulatory reporting. Jose has also lead teams in Latin American...

Duration:00:36:59

Federico Acosta, CEO and Co-founder at Custom Surgical UG

6/26/2020
Federico Acosta is the CEO and Co-founder of Custom Surgical UG, a Startup based in Munich that is developing medical imaging devices with smartphones. After 7 years of working in several countries in Latin America, with companies such as Abbott Medical Optics, Leica, Quantel, and Dutch Research Center, Federico decided to start his own project with an idea he developed while working in Chile. Ever since, Custom Surgical has won several entrepreneurship grants, launched his first product on...

Duration:00:41:03

Nicolas Poutrain, General Manager Americas at EDAP Technomed Inc.

6/15/2020
Nicolas Poutrain-Royer is the General Manager Americas of EDAP Technomed Inc, the US subsidiary of a Medical Device French Manufacturing Company, EDAP TMS, specialized in innovation in Non-Invasive Therapies through Therapeutic Ultrasounds (Shockwaves, HIFU) and Lasers. After spending nearly a decade working in Technical Industrial Assets Companies in positions of International Business Developer, with global coverage and a Focus on LATAM countries, Nicolas joined EDAP TMS and the Medical...

Duration:00:56:59

Héctor Padilla, Vice President at Covalon Technologies

5/9/2020
Héctor Padilla is Vice President at Covalon Technologies, Strategic Markets focusing on developing commercial and go-to-market strategies for new and existing markets globally. He has more than twenty-seven years of experience in marketing, sales, and business development for Fortune 100 companies and, small and medium enterprises. Héctor built a large network of partner distributors across Latin America to commercialize Covalon’s portfolio of advanced wound care and infection prevention...

Duration:00:41:52

Robert Bilkovski, CEO at medAppraise Inc.

12/6/2019
Robert serves as the CEO for medAppraise Inc., a health technology startup focused on transforming the health and wellness of employees in large industrial corporations through the use of a state-of-the-art musculoskeletal health evaluation solution. In addition, Robert currently serves as president of RNB Ventures Consulting Inc, which is a medical device/technology consultancy firm. RNB Ventures Consulting aim is to provide medical/clinical affairs consulting expertise to medical device...

Duration:00:21:10

Ramgopal P. Rao, CEO at LensGen, Inc.

11/23/2019
Ram is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in the ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device industry. Ramgopal is Inventor, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of LensGen, Inc., a clinical-stage medical device company that is developing a novel intraocular lens for presbyopia. The Company has received support from one of the largest medical device companies in the world, and this led to LensGen closing a $28.0 million Series A Financing in May 2018. Currently, he is also Chairman...

Duration:00:22:05

Laura Minarsch, President at MMC Medical International Services

10/26/2019
Laura Minarsch, R.T. RCIS, CVT, is a senior clinical affairs strategist and President of MMC Medical International Services. She consults for several novel innovative device companies in the MedTech space and has facilitated numerous acquisitions over her career spanning more than 25 years. Her track record is based on successful and strategically planned “First in Human” submissions and clinical studies in Europe, Canada, South America, New Zealand, and Australia. She has been instrumental...

Duration:00:20:26

Guy Vinograd, CEO at bio-T

10/20/2019
Guy Vinograd is CEO at bio-T, a seasoned high-tech executive and an expert software architect of cloud platforms for medical devices. As an industry leader he is a popular speaker and the organizer of the meet-up group: Smart IoMT Product Experts of Israel. Guy has co-founded bio-T, the first and leading medical IoT cloud platform designed to enable medical device vendors to fully realize the potential of the data collected by their devices. Guy is considered a leading expert of Amazon Web...

Duration:00:17:27

Lishan Aklog, Chairman and CEO at PAVmed Inc.

10/12/2019
Dr. Aklog is an adult heart surgeon/entrepreneur and Chairman & CEO of PAVmed Inc. (Nasdaq: PAVM), a multi-product medical device company which he co-founded based in 2014 on a portfolio of five of his own inventions. He previously co-founded Pavilion Holdings Group LLC which created four medical device companies including venture-backed Vortex Medical which developed and commercialized his life- saving invention AngioVac® and was sold in 2012 to Angiodynamics (Nasdaq: ANGO). Dr. Aklog...

Duration:00:11:33

James Jordan, President & CEO at Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse

10/4/2019
James F. Jordan is President/CEO at Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse and a healthcare professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Jordan is an accomplished Fortune 20-level executive with strong experience in the industry, consulting, and academia and is a recognized expert in market development and guiding the successful formation of entrepreneurial start-up businesses in the life sciences and healthcare industries. Prior to joining the PLSG, Mr. Jordan served as Senior Vice President...

Duration:00:13:11