October 26, 2016

Our Team

Derek Young

Founder & CEO
Derek is an entrepreneur and innovator in the healthcare sector. He is a named inventor of over 32 + patents with commercial success globally. Derek has successfully co-founded a number of European medical device startup companies including Medtech, Advanced Surgical Concepts and Haptica before spinning into the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in Dublin. Derek while there established a Healthcare Innovation Hub to develop ideas received from clinicians and inventor in Europe and Internationally. His clinical experience and inventions include devices used in general, HALs, NOTES®, laparoscopic, neuro, SILS and bariatric surgery, urology, orthopedics, colonoscopy, cardiology, interventional radiology, Kidney, Liver transplant, gastrointestinal Endoscopy, surgical education and training and other procedures. Derek has spear headed and completed at least 12 Medical Device Exits with key International Healthcare MNC over the last 12 years. A number of these deal were completed with the following companies; Ethicon Endo Surgery(Endopath Dextrus) , Johnston & Johnston(SpaceOR), Covidien(Omniport), Davol CR Bard(MediTract), Applied Medical (Gelport) Olympus healthlthcare(TriPort), TFX Medical(Intromit), Boston Scientific(Retractable Stent) and CA Healthcare (ProMIS) Derek is Founder, CEO and key promoter of i360medical which is a direct spin out of the Healthcare Innovation Hub from and with the support of the RCSI converting to a for- profit commercial model. Derek has partnered and has the direct support of a number of significant figures in the medical device and clinical sector including Enterprise Ireland, Cleveland Clinic, NSLIJ, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital , A*Star Singapore, Synecor Inc., and a number of Hospital groups in Ireland, Central Europe and Australia. Derek is key speaker/advisor and board member with the following; Charité tech transfer expert panel Berlin, Charité Entrepreneurship Summit, German Accelerator LifeSciences Boston, Irish Government Dept. of Innovation & Enterprise, Health XL Dublin, IceHouse NZ, Startupbooth Camp NY, Editorial Advisory Board Medical Design Technology (MDT) Magazine USA. Derek has built an experienced team of professionals and KOLs with intimate international knowledge of the medical device sector and key Clinical Specialties intending to deliver much needed innovation to commercialization partner services to the international Hospital Systems, Medical Device Industry and Clinical Community. Derek has a background in Mechanical Engineering, CEng, Surgical Innovation and Business Development from the Austin Waldron and Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. Derek also holds a number of board positions on medical device companies and medical research groups at both a national and international level. As CEO of i360medical, Derek is responsible for company operations ensuring new innovation and commercial partnerships are formed to enable the launch of new products into the Global market place.

Bob Mitchell

Chief Commercial Officer, Chair Commercial Advisory Board
Over 25 years experience in multiple leadership positions with leading medical technology device companies. Majority of professional experience (1986 – 2002) was at Cook Medical Inc., the world’s largest privately held medical device company. Previous leadership positions include serving as President and CEO of Nellix Inc. a medical device company specialising in the endovascular treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, and serving as CEO of AngioDynamics, a NASDAQ-listed provider of medical devices to treat cancer and peripheral vascular disease. Assumed President Emeritus status for Endologix in 2018.

Mick Walsh

COO & Business Development
Over 25 years commercial experience 17 years at Medtronic, overseeing the exponential growth of the Neuromodulation business within Ireland and the UK. Country Manager Medtronic Ireland - Management of $85M P+L. Former statutory director of Medtronic Ireland, Medtronic Kyphon Research Ireland and a member of multiple International Leadership teams within Medtronic. Former board member of the The Irish Medical and Surgical Trade Association.

Lucy Halpin

VP of Design Engineering
Over 16 years experience as a Senior Industrial designer & design engineer, working for global consumer companies including Dyson, Etihad, and Remington. Recent experience includes acting as a team leader for the Concept & development a Advanced Surgical Concepts (ASC), an innovative medical engineering company. Extensive portfolio includes 14 granted US and European patents. Has achieved CE & FDA certification for a number of her novel device solutions, including PneumoLiner's Tissue Extraction System which was acquired by Olympus in 2015.

Laura Caden

Senior Development & Operations Project Manager
Engineering skillset encompasses areas such as Medical Device Design & Development, 3D Printing/Rapid Prototyping/Additive Manufacturing, IP Generation & Development, Verification & Validation Studies and Design for Manufacture. Recent professional experience includes acting as Senior Design Engineer at Renishaw Medical Devices, responsible for the development of novel Neurological instruments from concept generation, through to design Verification and Validation and onto commercialization via 510k/CE approval. Other experience includes acting as lead quality engineer for Nypro, responsible for development of implantable devices.

Prof Paul Neary, MD, FACS

Chief Clinical Lead
Professor Paul Neary is a Colorectal and Laparoscopic General Surgeon based at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin Ireland. He has received a comprehensive general surgical training covering vascular, breast and endocrine, upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and colorectal surgery through the Royal College of Surgeons Higher Surgical training Programme in Ireland. His main subspecialty interest is colorectal surgery. He has trained in two recognized international tertiary referral centre for the management of complex colorectal cases completing his final Colorectal Fellowship Training in Cleveland Ohio under Dr Victor Fazio. He was appointed as Clinical Professor of Surgery through Trinity College Dublin in 2012. He was appointed to the board of i360 medical in 2014. Professor Neary graduated from University College Cork, NUI in 1992 and following internship in Cork University Hospital was appointed to the Dublin Surgical training programme (postgraduate residency). He complete his MD by thesis and was appointed to the RCSI higher surgical training which he completed in 2003. He was trained in Laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Hull, England under Professor John Monson and at the Cleveland Clinic, USA with Dr Anthony Senagore and Dr Connor Delaney. His personal experience in laparoscopic colorectal surgery now extends to over 1000 resections. He has run operative courses both at home and in the USA demonstrating and teaching laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He is an Editor of an operative textbook on advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery. He has over 100 publications primary related to advanced colorectal surgery and in particular laparoscopic surgery. He routinely lectures on laparoscopic colorectal surgery both nationally and internationally. He maintains an active research portfolio having mentored several fellows to completion of their MD by thesis in RCSI as well as clinical research projects. He has a special interest in surgical techniques and skills training particularly in the area of virtual reality training and simulation. He has been the head clinical lead in i360medical since its foundation and was appointed to its board in 2014.

Thomas G. Wenchell

Product Development US
M.S. educated senior professional with 20+ years of experience in engineering, and broad depth of knowledge and product development experience encompassing all aspects of design, quality, manufacture, sales and clinical application of medical devices. Developer of over 50 proprietary designs, many of which are currently in production today as Medtronic Surgical Solutions core product lines. Focused on building organizations that create high quality, innovative surgical products and foster best in class product development execution.

Rachel Knutton

VP of Marketing
Over 20 years of experience in medical device marketing and sales, specializing in strategic planning, new product development and commercialization. Strategic Medical device marketing experience from strategy to execution for i360medical. Experience with companies including: Edwards Lifesciences, Philips, Intuitive Surgical, Hillrom, Endologix, LifeNet Health, Synchrony Labs, Sonendo, Smart Meter LLC, Vascular Therapies, CliniCrowd, ReThink Medical, RMx Medical, Limflow, Stoker Inventors Group.

David King

Innovation Analyst
Over a decade’s experience working in Intellectual Property, specialising in patent research, strategy formulation, and application drafting, filing, and management. Has conducted verification and qualification analysis on multiple medical innovation projects, encompassing clinical, technical and market domains, as well as mentoring research and academic groups in concept development and refinement. Role at i360medical includes being responsible for market analysis, business plan preparation and technology licensing agreements.

Jane Small

CPA - Financial Accountant
Qualified Certified Public Accountant in Ireland (CPA) and holds a BSc in Biology from Liverpool University. Jane has worked with a variety of professional accountancy practices in Ireland. Jane heads up i360medical’s finance function as financial accountant. Role in i360medical includes maintaining the company accounts and managing the full Company Secretarial function on behalf of the Board of Directors.