LINEAR HEALTH SCIENCES
Linear Health Sciences is a medical device company dedicated to developing products for various types of medical tubing based on its proprietary, breakaway safety-valve technology. This platform technology is designed to improve the healthcare experience for patients, caregivers, and healthcare facilities.
The company has made substantial progress toward global patent protections and development of the Orchid Safety Release Valve. There is a total addressable market of more than $5 billion annually for devices made by the company, which was founded by a physician and a business-minded engineer.
DR. RYAN DENNIS - FOUNDER, CEO
Dr. Dennis is a practicing hospitalist residing in Norman, OK. As the original conceptualist of the ORCHID Valve, Dr. Dennis acts as the foundational 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. Dr. Dennis is currently an MBA candidate at OU’s Price College of Business. With any free time left you can find him spending time with his nurse practitioner wife and little boys, Weston and Jack, or continuing to hone his skills as an avid aviator and instrument-rated private pilot.
DAN CLARK - CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT | COO
Dan Clark comes to the team with over 8 years of partnering with major medical OEM’s to bring next generation products to market. Born and raised in greater Chicago, Dan is a Purdue University graduate where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, with minors in Mechanical Engineering and Management. Dan has a strong history of involvement across all levels of medtech companies to strategically align efforts throughout the development, scaling, regulatory, and commercialization of a product; eventually working as the liaison for medtech OEM leadership on global strategy. Dan’s responsibilities as President | COO of Linear Health Sciences encompass marketing and bizdev efforts, regulatory and technology roadmap management as well as overall growth strategy. As what some would call an over-addicted health nut, Dan’s free time is spent working out or involved in outdoor activities in greater Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife, Amy, a pharmaceutical sales rep, and their young son, Hayden.
KEY OPINION LEADERS
At Linear Health Sciences we know that developing a product for clinical use requires consistent feedback to drive the best possible development of a product. Because of this we’ve enlisted the help of several thought leaders in the Vascular Access space for their direction and support – ensuring we bring the most functional and valuable product to market.
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.
At Linear Health Sciences we’ve focused on making our concept become a reality.
By identifying the right partners the Orchid Safety Release Valve will be able to come to market faster and smarter vs. traditional processes. That all starts with the first partner and incubator channel: i2E.
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