LINEAR HEALTH SCIENCES
Linear Health Sciences, a medical device company, developed proprietary, breakaway safety valve technology to improve the safe and effective use of medical tubing in hospitals.
The company’s first commercially available product is the Orchid SRV, a tension-activated breakaway safety release valve designed to reduce the risk of IV catheter failure and replacement. Currently in development is the Orchid SRV Type D, a device based on the same proprietary platform technology for use in surgical/wound, nephrostomy, and abscess drainage.
Linear Health Sciences has made substantial progress toward global patent protections and development of the Orchid Safety Release Valve. The total addressable market for the company’s technology is $1 billion annually.
DR. RYAN DENNIS - CO-FOUNDER, CMO
Dr. Dennis is a practicing hospitalist residing in Norman, OK. As the original conceptualist of the ORCHID Valve, Dr. Dennis acts as the clinical cornerstone of Linear Health Sciences. By shaping the team’s focus toward maximizing clinical impact, Dr. Dennis drives Linear towards innovation that creates value for patients, providers, and purchasers. Dr. Dennis attended Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics before graduating with Honors from The University of Chicago. He earned his M.D. and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. With any free time left you can find him spending time with his nurse practitioner wife and two boys, Weston and Jack, or continuing to hone his skills as an avid aviator and instrument-rated private pilot.
DAN CLARK - CO-FOUNDER, CEO
Dan Clark has been working within med device and creation for over a decade, with a focus on innovation and scalability, after cutting his teeth as a Purdue engineer with a business focus. Detail focused, Dan has had direct responsibility for the product and company lifecycle, growing the company, and moving in to a commercially successful company. Dan spends his personal with his wife and two kids in greater Denver. A health and biohacking junkie, time keeping himself in top physical condition, and supporting new ventures that bring on real change in the medtech industry.
KEY OPINION LEADERS
ROBERT B. DAWSON DNP, MSA, APRN, ACNP-BC, VA-BC
LEIGH ANN BOWE-GEDDES RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Leigh Ann Bowe-Geddes, BSN, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC™ has over 30 years experience in vascular access practice in the ICU, home infusion, and vascular access specialty areas. She is currently a Vascular Access Clinical Consultant, and is a member of the Vascular Access Specialty Team at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ms. Bowe-Geddes is the Past President of the Association for Vascular Access, an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to education and advancement of the specialty practice of vascular access. Ms. Bowe-Geddes is Vascular Access Board Certified (VA-BC) by the Vascular Access Certification Corporation. She is also a member of the Infusion Nurses Society, has been certified as a CRNI since 1991, and has previously served as President of the Bluegrass INS.
NANCY MOUREAU RN, PhD, BSN, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC
Nancy L. Moureau is the Chief Executive Officer and Educational Specialist for PICC Excellence, Inc, a company that provides education, consulting and research on vascular access devices. Dr. Moureau is an internationally recognized speaker on Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters and issues of vascular access practice. Her day to day responsibilities include program development, application and maintenance of continuing education “Provider Status”, publication, research, speaking and presentation nationally and internationally, manufacturer education and product consulting, insertion and supervision of PICC lines and other related intravenous devices.
LYNN HADAWAY M.Ed., RN-BC, CRNI
Lynn’s entire nursing career has been spent in the practice of intravenous infusion nursing and vascular access. For the past 18 years, her consulting company has provided consulting services to large and small manufacturers of devices and drugs. They provide provide continuing education courses in both traditional classroom settings and online.
Lynn’s goal is to improve the quality of care that is provided to patients receiving intravenous infusion therapy by improving the design of products we use and by educating all healthcare professionals about the principles, practices, and evidence associated with this specialty.
Specialties: Published author, infection prevention in infusion therapy, device design and its clinical application, market trends and analysis, training in new devices, sales training, design and development of continuing professional education, writing white papers, assisting new authors with publication process, internationally known speaker on infusion topics.