Dr. William R. Rassman, Chairman, CEO and Founder

Dr. William R. Rassman received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia in 1966. He completed a surgical internship at the University of Minnesota and obtained a cardiovascular fellowship with Dr. C.W. Lillehei. Dr. Rassman completed his residency in general surgery at the Cornell Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical Center. He served as a Major in the U.S. Army, and was stationed as a surgeon in the Republic of Vietnam. Dr. Rassman was certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1976. Dr. Rassman was a major researcher in the cardiac field commercializing the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump in 1969, a device credited with saving thousands of lives annually. As a professional inventor with multiple U.S. and worldwide patents, Dr. Rassman has 30 years of managerial and executive experience with numerous medical groups and various companies in the sciences through start-up and sale. In all fields he has pioneered new techniques, published articles in prestigious medical journals, presented scientific papers before national and international societies and continues to push the 'state-of-the-art' to new heights.

David Ralin, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

David Ralin studied Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor of Science from California State University, Los Angeles in Microbiology, where he worked with Dr. Carlos Gutierrez' group synthesizing and characterizing siderophore analogues for the treatment of iron overload diseases. Mr. Ralin fuses his biology training with his industrial background in all phases of personal care and medical device product development, production, and quality assurance to lead our technical team. Mr. Ralin manages our biology efforts and multidisciplinary engineering, guiding our technology from concept to powerful integrated tools. He also serves as the Chief Technical Officer for Pioneer Medical Products, a research and development company focused on novel medical device engineering solutions.

Dr. Norman F. Estrin, Board of Trustees

Norman F. Estrin, Ph.D. received his doctorate in physical-organic chemistry from Florida State University in 1968. Dr. Estrin is the President of Estrin Consulting Group Inc., which assists medical device, cosmetic and drug companies in meeting FDA regulatory requirements. He is Regulatory Affairs Certified and has had over 35 years of experience in directing scientific and technical and regulatory programs at national trade associations for the medical device and cosmetic industries. He served as Vice President-Science and Technology for the Health Industry Manufacturers Association (now AdvaMed) and was a co-founder and Senior V.P.-R&D & Regulatory Affairs for Discovery Pharmaceuticals Inc., a development stage company. He was also President & CEO of RĂ©ma, L.L.C., a development-stage cosmetic manufacturing company. Dr. Estrin also served for nine years under former Surgeon-General C. Everett Koop, M.D. as a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the National Health Museum.