LATAM Medtech Leaders

LATAM Medtech Leaders
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 c…

Sherif Kandil, CEO at K-Line Europe
Aug 6 • 40 min
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…
Josué Garza, Director of Business Development & Operations at Insumos para la Salud (IPS)
Jul 22 • 58 min
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…
José E. Cabrera, Independent Consultant and Former VP of RA/QA
Jul 9 • 36 min
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…
Federico Acosta, CEO and Co-founder at Custom Surgical UG
Jun 26 • 41 min
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…
Nicolas Poutrain, General Manager Americas at EDAP Technomed Inc.
Jun 15 • 56 min
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,…
Héctor Padilla, Vice President at Covalon Technologies
May 9 • 41 min
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…
Robert Bilkovski, CEO at medAppraise Inc.
Dec 6, 2019 • 21 min
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…
Ramgopal P. Rao, CEO at LensGen, Inc.
Nov 23, 2019 • 22 min
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…
Laura Minarsch, President at MMC Medical International Services
Oct 26, 2019 • 20 min
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…
Guy Vinograd, CEO at bio-T
Oct 20, 2019 • 17 min
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…
Lishan Aklog, Chairman and CEO at PAVmed Inc.
Oct 12, 2019 • 11 min
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…
James Jordan, President & CEO at Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
Oct 4, 2019 • 13 min
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…
Robert M. Traynor, Founder, CEO & Audiologist at Audiology Associates of Greeley, Inc.
Sep 7, 2019 • 34 min
Robert M. Traynor is a board certified audiologist with 45 years of clinical practice in audiology. He is a hearing industry consultant, trainer, professor, conference speaker, practice manager and author. He has 45 years experience teaching courses and…
Michael Ford, President, CGTI Corp.
Aug 24, 2019 • 42 min
He is President of GTCI Corp., a company specializing in assisting small and medium-size companies with market access planning, regulatory affairs, channel partner selection and training in Brazil.Mike is an experienced business development and…
Kirk Zeller, Co-Founder & Board Member, Asia & Americas - MedMarket Access, LLC
Aug 17, 2019 • 30 min
Kirk has 25 years of medical device industry experience in sales and marketing, market development, and business development. Kirk has led and executed the launch of medical devices for neuro, cardiac, vascular, spine, and pulmonary. Kirk built the…
Joseph D. Storer, Managing Director, Echo Consultant Group, LLC
Aug 2, 2019 • 30 min
Joseph (Joe) D. Storer is an expert in the medical device industry, introducing more than 20 new medical devices to Latin America. He worked throughout 15 countries to introduce devices like pulse oximeters, arterial pressure transducers, patient vital…
Guillaume Corpart, Founder & CEO, Global Health Intelligence (GHI)
Jul 26, 2019 • 42 min
Guillaume Corpart is the Founder and CEO of Global Health Intelligence. With over 20 years’ business consulting experience, Mr. Corpart supports life-science companies in their growth plans throughout emerging markets.Global Health Intelligence…
John Hendrick, President, Safeco
Jul 20, 2019 • 38 min
“I see South America being extremely important right now, especially to medical device startup companies and even to bigger corporations”.
Rahul Modi, Founder and CEO, Envision
Jul 13, 2019 • 33 min
Rahul is a health-tech optimist, serial entrepreneur, and biomedical engineer. His affinity for (sensible) innovation is only challenged by his predilection for building customer-obsessed companies. He’s a dream-catcher with unbridled curiosity and a…
Jonathan Rourke, Co-Founder & CEO, MitraSpan
Jun 28, 2019 • 38 min
Jonathan (Jon) is co-founder & CEO at MitraSpan —a medical device development company that is exploring minimally invasive mitral valve repair techniques for treating type IIIb functional mitral regurgitation in heart failure patients. Jon’s career…
Zach Selch, VP of Global Sales, PharmaJet
Jun 21, 2019 • 43 min
Zach Selch is the VP of Global Sales for a high tech medical company. He has sold in more than 135 countries and lived in six. At 10, Zach was living in a trailer, at 15 he was left to fend for himself, at 19 he lead men into combat, and at 33 he was…
Michael Benzaken, Former Acting Chairman, CEO, Nubenco Enterprises
Jun 6, 2019 • 32 min
Michael has extensive experience in various advisory, mentorship and leadership roles combined with his educational background in human behavior and cognition; this has enabled him to become a successful turnaround specialist in the life sciences…
Lloyd Diamond, CEO, Pixium Vision S.A.
May 24, 2019 • 29 min
“Don’t only think about Europe and the US when you’re thinking about regulatory, clinical and or development strategies, but give the Latin American region serious consideration.”
Michael Barbe, Principal, Medaron Consulting
May 17, 2019 • 42 min
Michael was Region Director, General Manager - Latin America for Smith & Nephew where he managed an $80M P&L and 200 direct employees.
Fransisco Peralta, Principal, Ethos Consulting, LLC
Apr 28, 2019 • 46 min
“Latin America is an emerging market, is evolving very quickly and with the technological advances that are in place, and I think there’s a global trend.”
Alejandro Infante, President, Procursum Medical
Apr 26, 2019 • 37 min
Alejandro is President of Procursum Medical; a company that helps manufacturers of medical devices looking to launch and commercialize their products in Latin America. Alejandro is a global senior executive with over 30 years of experience in…
Armin Beck, CEO, SunTrix Medical, LLC
Apr 20, 2019 • 31 min
“Latin America is clearly one of the fastest growing market in the world right now”.
Sanjay Shrivastava, Ph.D., Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, U.S. Vascular, LLC
Apr 12, 2019 • 29 min
“Let’s continue bringing healthcare innovation to Latin America and continue to make Latin America a major part of healthcare innovation on the global scene.”
Steve Garchow, President of Foresight Business Consulting
Apr 5, 2019 • 31 min
I think Latin America is becoming a prime area to focus on and if a company neglects Latin America, they are going to re really hurting their growth prospects.
Teaser Episode
Mar 18, 2019 • 1 min
A weekly conversation with Medtech leaders who have succeeded in Latin America.