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Healthy Functions, LLC

We are a N.J. company established to develop and market an advanced pressure relief surface to prevent & treat pressure ulcers (bed sores).

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Spring Lake, NJ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2005
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Using our patented technology we develop mechanical pressure removing surfaces for wheelchairs, beds, and O.R. tables for use at home, nursing homes, and hospitals. Annually pressure ulcers affect 2,000,000+ Americans and cause more deaths than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Most sores are preventable while the cost to fix one can exceed $100,000. Also impacted are malpractice rates, paraplegics' opportunities, and quality of life.


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    Robert Geoffrey Jarmon

    Founder/CEO of Healthy Functions, received his MD degree from New Jersey Medical College in 1973, where he graduated with honors. He completed his surgical internship at Rhode Island Hospital and his residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Systems. Prior business experience includes serving as a principal in two early-stage medical devices companies. Since founding Healthy Functi

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    Mary Backstrom

    Chief Operating Officer, has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry including 14 years at ConvaTec, a market leader in wound, ostomy and continence care. While at ConvaTec, Mary held global leadership positions in marketing research, strategic planning, payor relations, business development and operations. She has also served as a consultant to a variety of life sciences companies.

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    Deborah Herr
    VP of Marketing

    has over 20 years of experience in writing and marketing strategy for healthcare, advanced technologies, pre-hospital medicine and cardiac intervention. She has written and produced projects in print, video, audio, direct response and trade shows. Deborah also has extensive background in finished media, including websites, brochures and board presentations.

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    Louis Wagman
    Senior Business Consultant

    is a principal in Technology Management Associates. He brings over 30 years of experience as an electrical engineer, business leader and management consultant for technology and life sciences companies. Lou has experience in the sale, licensing and IPO of technology-based businesses. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Enterprise Development Center and President of the New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network.

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    Peter Derrick
    Consulting CFO

    Consulting CFO, is a partner in B2B CFO. He brings more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, treasury, banking, international trade and business development to his clients. His career is marked by a progression of senior finance and CFO roles from technology, health care, banking, and solar energy with small ($20 million) to very large international companies ($25 billion).

Previous Investors

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    Federal and NJ State grants for new medical device development