Michael Lau, MD, FACS, FACOG, MS, MBA – President & CEO
Dr. Lau is a physician scientist, serial entrepreneur, and medical device executive with over 25 years of business experience. He co-founded several medical device and technology companies, three of which were venture-funded and achieved commercialization.
Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Lau has worked as a gynecologic surgeon, and was elected fellow for both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dr. Lau is also a physicist and has co-authored multiple patents, patent applications and research papers in several fields including: biomedical sensors, women’s health, therapeutic ultrasound, biomimetic & bio-similar materials, cosmetic surgery and aesthetic devices, neuroscience, neonatology, and nuclear physics.
A partial list of his recent publications can be found in the National Library of Medicine.
For his MBA degree from Oxford, he concentrated on strategy and technology commercialization.
Hung Cao, PhD – Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Cao is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Irvine. He has 15+ years’ experience in biosensors and wireless technology for animal models and humans as well as bio-signal processing. Dr. Cao is a recipient of the University of Washington’s RRF Award (2016) and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2017) and one of the University of Washington’s two nominees for the Moore Inventor Fellowship 2017.
Dr. Cao has spent years applying engineering tools to biological investigations and healthcare applications. His team has been developing flexible and stretchable micro-sensors and microsystems to assess physiological signals from small animal models as well as in intravascular regions of humans.
The lessons learned by overcoming the obstacles in animal models and other microsystems can be translated and applied to the development of the systems proposed here. For humans, several systems have been developed for wireless ECG, EEG, electrooculogram, electromyogram and blood pressure acquisition with wireless secure data communication to a smartphone connected to the computing cloud.
In animal research, Dr. Cao is the pioneer in zebrafish ECG acquisition and analysis. He has a wide network of collaboration in which his lab supports biological investigations in other labs using his novel tools, as well as running his own studies in cardiac genetics and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.
Doan Ha, PhD – Chief Operation Officer
Dr. Ha is an entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in operations, strategy, healthcare & technology, business development, and organizational leadership.
Tim Etchells, MEng – VP of Engineering
Mr. Etchells is an electrical/electronic engineer with over 20 years of professional experience in the medical device and technology industry both in the UK and the US. He obtained an MEng from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Functioning as Engineer and Engineering Leader, his expertise includes taking medical device startup companies from conception, design, development, trials, and compliance, all the way to production. He sits on several International Electrotechnical Commission standard committees for medical devices. He was one of the founders of ReelSonar, an IOT based fish finder and social media platform.
Hung Anh Nguyen, PhD – Senior Scientist
Dr. Nguyen’s expertise and research interests involve the use of genetic engineering, genome editing, nanobiotechnology in integrated platforms based on BIOMEMs and 3D printing to study cardiac molecular biology and the development of medical diagnostics. His academic training and research experience have provided him with an excellent background in multiple disciplines including: clinical cell and molecular biology, nanostructured materials, bioconjugation chemistry, nanofabrication and biosensing engineering.
Tai Le, PhD Candidate – Technological Development Lead
Mr. Le is a Biomedical Engineer with over 5 years of experience in medical device development and clinical studies. Successfully collaborated with multidisciplinary groups, including scientists and doctors, aiming to commercialize translational research.
Ramses Seferino Trigo Torres, PhD Candidate – Design Engineering Lead
Mr. Trigo is a Biomedical Engineer with over 5 years of experience in mechanical design and product development in the industry both in the US and Mexico. He obtained a Mechanical Engineering Degree with a Minor in Automotive Design from CETYS Universidad Campus Mexicali, Mexico and a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, United States. He has participated in the drafting of several design patents, has collaborated with multidisciplinary groups for R&D tasks for the industry and has been mentoring engineering graduate and undergraduate students for outreach and engineering projects for more than 5 years.