Founder & CEO of i360medical
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.
COO and Business Development
Phelim has over 40 years commercial and management experience as a founder, developer, and business mentor to entrepreneurs and start-up enterprises. A qualified Industrial Engineer (Dublin Institute of Technology - DIT), Phelim completed a Post Graduate Qualification in International Selling at the DIT in 2008. He has developed and is cited on 6 granted International Tech Patents. He has significant technical competence across a variety of industries and sectors including MedTech, Information Technology, Media and Manufacturing. He has also provided entrepreneurial support to over 30 start-ups.
Conor has an MSc in Operations Management from Dublin City University, an honours degree (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Bolton Street Dublin, a Diploma in Project Management from the Project Management Institute and a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Conor has previously worked in; MSD/ Organon Pharma in Capital Projects department taking projects from cradle to implementation. Advanced Surgical Concepts (ASC) Medical Devices – he project managed the development of a various medical devices, from prototyping to CE Mark. Steripack Ltd medical devices where he worked on the implementation of EN46002 (Forerunner 13485) Maintained ISO9000 within the factory for all Engineering aspects
Mary is a qualified Accounting Technician and came into i360medical from senior administration management posts at SME’s. At i360medical Mary manages the accounts, administration and travel desk functions. Mary also oversees the Clinical Insights programme and supports Company Secretarial services to the Board of Directors.
Laura has a BSc and MSc in Biomedical Science. Laura has knowledge and experience in product development, regulatory affairs, Anatomy, Biomechanics, Medical devices and Pharmacology. At i360 Laura has appraised 100+ medical device ideas from a clinical technical and marketing perspective and presents directed ideation brainstorm sessions with world renowned surgeons.
Prof Oscar Traynor
Co-Founder. - CMO
Professor Oscar Traynor is Director of the National Surgical Training Centre and Professor of Postgraduate Surgical Education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He was recently a consultant surgeon at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and Director of the National Liver Transplant Programme for Ireland. Prof Traynor is Co Founder, Chief Medical Officer, director and a promoter of i360medical, a direct spin out of RCSI’s Healthcare Innovation Hub which they established and have converted to a ‘for profit’ commercial model. He is also Chief Medical Officer responsible for compliance at the Hermitage Clinic Dublin.As Director of the National Surgical Training Centre at RCSI, he has been responsible for introducing several innovations to surgical training in Ireland including the world’s first e-learning programme for surgical trainees, a comprehensive curriculum based surgical simulation programme for teaching technical skills and an integrated human factors training programme. Prof Traynor has developed a comprehensive assessment process for surgical trainees (Competence Assessment and Performance Appraisal) which is now used for all surgical specialties in Ireland. Prof Traynor has published widely (over 50 publications) on various aspects of surgical training and has also presented and lectured extensively on the subject of Human Factors in Surgery in Europe, Australia and in the United States. His clinical interests are based around hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, including liver transplantation. Prof Traynor headed up a very busy HPB surgery unit at St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin and played a leading role in developing the National Liver Transplant Programme in Ireland in the early 1990s. The HPB unit at St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin is the sole national tertiary referral centre for Liver Transplantation and for Pancreas Cancer surgery in Ireland.
Prof Paul Neary M.D., 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 Surgeon 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 i360 Medical since its foundation and was appointed to its board in 2014.