Our team has substantial experience in developing and commercialising medical innovations in areas of critical relevance to the CLIP project: vital signs monitoring, cardiovascular signal processing and decision support, software and systems engineering, device interoperability, experimental and clinical studies, regulatory affairs, and healthcare sales and marketing.
Mark Leaning, CEO and Founder
Mark is CEO and Founder of Directed Systems Ltd and is a successful serial entrepreneur and health technology innovator. Mark has developed successful companies and products in medical technology and software, including the market release of an FDA and CE Mark approved critical care decision support system. He has lived and worked in the UK, US and Australia. In Australia, he was a senior executive in HCN, which listed on the ASX and is the leading supplier of GP software systems. He is also Chairman of Helicon Health Ltd (a digital health chronic disease management company) and Visiting Professor at University College London.
Mark is a Cambridge University engineering graduate and has a PhD in the large scale modelling of physiological systems.
Paul Coss, Business Development, Clinical Expert and Founder
Paul is a highly experienced US healthcare marketing professional with expertise in critical care, emergency care, body area networks, wireless technologies, market development, and global product introductions. His medical device experience includes more than 20 years at Philips Healthcare and Hewlett Packard, with more recent experience at Nonin Medical, Mindray North America, Respiratory Motion, and Cohealo Inc. Paul also uses his clinical experience to guide product innovation and development. Paul worked for many years as a critical care nurse and head intensive care nurse at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. Paul’s experience with start-ups will be essential during the funding and market entry phases.
Dr Maurizio Cecconi, Senior Medical Advisor
Dr. Cecconi is internationally respected for his research on haemodynamic monitoring and optimisation. He is Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in anaesthesia and intensive care at St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust. Maurizio has senior roles in various international intensive care groups including ESICM. He also conducted pivotal studies on volume responsiveness applying concepts of Guytonian physiology at the bedside.
Fursey Duggan – Regulatory Affairs
Fursey is a highly experienced regulatory compliance expert. He has assisted companies achieve US and European regulatory clearance for innovative products across a broad range of medical device technologies. Fursey has worked with start-ups through to large corporations including Stryker Biotech, Qiagen and Philips Healthcare.
Philip Leaning, Bio-engineering
Philip is a Cambridge engineer, with expertise in Bioengineering and software development. His industry experience includes Cambridge CMOS Sensors, Huawei and Rolls Royce. Philip is also Founder of Blue Tatami, developers of the Dodeka iPhone and iPad calendar app.
Advisors & Collaborators
Professor Michael Pinsky, Senior Scientific Advisor
Michael is Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical & Translational Science and Anesthesiology at the Univ. of Pittsburgh. He is a world-leading authority on heart-lung interactions, cardiovascular insufficiency, hemodynamic monitoring, sepsis, complexity modeling, health services research and quality of life after critical illness.
Lt Colonel Michael B Lennon (Retired), Military Advisor
LTC Lennon served on active duty with the 82nd Airborne Division. He also served with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) for four years as Group Veterinarian and OIC for all medical training for Special Forces medics, including a stint as a surgical instructor at Med Lab, JFK Special Warfare Center and School.
As a Reserve Officer he served almost 10 years with the 11th Special Forces as Preventive Medicine Officer and Group Surgeon, including missions with the 7th Special Forces to Central America. He was XO of the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (ABN) with the 82nd ABN during Operation Desert Storm. He also served with the 404th CA Battalion (FID/UW), going on several missions with the 10th SF to Eastern Europe and with the 3rd SF and 96th CA Battalion to southern Africa.
LTC Lennon was the Deputy Surgeon (IMA) of USSOCOM (United States Special Operations Command) and spent two tours in Afghanistan, the first with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the other as the Deputy Surgeon and Operations Officer with the USASOC (United States Army Special Operations Command) Surgeon Cell.
Professor Geoffrey Parkin MBBS FANZCA FJFICM
Geoffrey Parkin serves on the Honorary Medical Staff at the Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia. Geoffrey Parkin is internationally respected for his pioneering research on cardiovascular management, in particular in devising an algorithm for the estimation of mean systemic filling pressure.
Dr Pete Wall
A clinical physiologist by training, Pete has been involved in the development and clinical validation of medical devices for almost 30 years. He has worked in the NHS, academia, medical device SMEs and held senior positions in multi-national healthcare corporations. He now runs his own consultancy business and is also a clinical reviewer (medical devices) for a leading global Notified Body.
Karen is the president and CEO of Pacesetter Associates, LLC. She is an accomplished global marketing professional with a background in medical device development and clinical outcomes research, specializing in customer-driven product development using clinical evidence and voice of the customer. Her medical device development includes Philips Healthcare, Sage, and Ivenex (Infusion pumps).
Alex holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. Based in Sydney, Australia, he has worked in engineering, executive and management consulting roles for several innovative companies including Lifetec (Nucleus Group), Amlab, Applied Physiology, Micropace and Genea Biomedx. Alex has a unique combination of expertise in analog and digital electronics, computer systems, software development, regulatory processes and ISO 13485 quality management systems.
Marsha is a Director of a Professional Education programme at MIT. She is a highly experienced strategic marketing communications professional for healthcare and technology, with expertise in branding, competitive positioning, customer insight analysis and value proposition development. She has worked with large, global institutions such as Philips Healthcare, Mindray, Nonin Medical and Hewlett Packard.