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Vicki Farrar Esq., - Chief Executive Officer Vicki Farrar is the former Founder/CEO of Catheter Connections (recently acquired by Merit Medical Systems, Inc.), with 40+ years of pharmaceutical and med tech IP and commercialization experience. 

Vicki Farrar Esq., - Chief Executive Officer

Vicki Farrar is the former Founder/CEO of Catheter Connections (recently acquired by Merit Medical Systems, Inc.), with 40+ years of pharmaceutical and med tech IP and commercialization experience. 

Nate Rhodes MS - Chief Science & Technology Officer Nate is a scientist, bioengineer, and medical device entrepreneur with nearly a decade of R&D experience. He is the inventor/founder of Light Line Medical and its 1st CEO/President. He is a leader in academic commercialization has published multiple related peer-reviewed papers in this field of photonics and microbiology.

Nate Rhodes MS - Chief Science & Technology Officer

Nate is a scientist, bioengineer, and medical device entrepreneur with nearly a decade of R&D experience. He is the inventor/founder of Light Line Medical and its 1st CEO/President. He is a leader in academic commercialization has published multiple related peer-reviewed papers in this field of photonics and microbiology.

John Langell MD, PhD, MBA, MPH - Chief Medical Officer John is a key opinion leader in the academic medical innovation space. He also serves as the Vice Dean of Innovation for the University of Utah, the Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation, and the Chief of General Surgery for the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City. 

John Langell MD, PhD, MBA, MPH - Chief Medical Officer

John is a key opinion leader in the academic medical innovation space. He also serves as the Vice Dean of Innovation for the University of Utah, the Executive Director of the Center for Medical Innovation, and the Chief of General Surgery for the VA Hospital in Salt Lake City. 

Dinesh Patel PhD - Executive Chairman Dinesh was the former managing director of vSpring Capital and the Founder/CEO of TheraTech which was acquired for $350 Million. 

Dinesh Patel PhD - Executive Chairman

Dinesh was the former managing director of vSpring Capital and the Founder/CEO of TheraTech which was acquired for $350 Million. 

Kelly Powers - Board Member Kelly has 30+ years of medical industry expertise including the last 15 years as a VP of R&D for C.R. Bard.

Kelly Powers - Board Member

Kelly has 30+ years of medical industry expertise including the last 15 years as a VP of R&D for C.R. Bard.

Mitch Barneck MD – Director of Clinical Research Mitch is a medical resident in Emergency Medicine and a co-founder of Veritas Medical. He has extensive clinical and engineering experience in product design and addressing clinical needs. 

Mitch Barneck MD – Director of Clinical Research

Mitch is a medical resident in Emergency Medicine and a co-founder of Veritas Medical. He has extensive clinical and engineering experience in product design and addressing clinical needs. 

Martin de la Presa MD - Clinical Supervisor Martin is a co-founder and an Internal Medicine resident with an excellent understanding of hospital acquired infections and the difficulty in current therapy. 

Martin de la Presa MD - Clinical Supervisor

Martin is a co-founder and an Internal Medicine resident with an excellent understanding of hospital acquired infections and the difficulty in current therapy. 

Ahrash Poursaid BS - Co-Founder Ahrash is a co-founder currently enrolled in an MS/MBA program. His expertise is regulatory affairs and electrical engineering and programming. 

Ahrash Poursaid BS - Co-Founder

Ahrash is a co-founder currently enrolled in an MS/MBA program. His expertise is regulatory affairs and electrical engineering and programming. 


Board of Directors

Dinesh Patel, PhD (Executive Chairman) – Patel Family Investments, Former CEO TheraTech

Kelly Powers, BSME – Former VP of R&D at Bard Access Systems

Nate Rhodes, MS – Chief Scientific & Technology Officer

Vicki Farrar, Esq. – Chief Executive Officer