Lumoptik, Inc.

Lumoptik gives sight to Haptic medical procedures--first product is for epidural guidance. Light-based needle guidance platform technology.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Spring Grove, Illinois, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Lumoptik gives sight to Haptic medical procedures. Light-based needle guidance platform technology with many high value medical uses. The company's first product is a needle guidance system for epidural procedures. There are over 11 million epidurals performed in the US. The system is inexpensive and easy to use. Razor and razor blade commercial model with an electronic controller (razor) and disposable sterile fiber optic (razor blade).


  • --Over 25 years medical device experience in Marketing, Operations and Regulatory functions, leading to senior management.
    --Have taken 50+ medical devices through the FDA 510(k) process
    --Successful start-up experience as Founder of a medical device company from inception through asset sale to a large multi-national corporation.

  • Chief Scientific Officer

    --Over 26 years at Abbott Labs as a biomedical engineer developing medical devices and drug products.
    --Has 30+ patents including FactPlusTM lateral flow immunoassay pregnancy tests, Aluer® Vial needleless access drug vials, and XIENCE® the world's leading drug-eluting stent (DES).
    --Don's patents are worth over a $Billion in sales
    --Don has been a senior executive for two different medical device start-up companies before joining Lumoptik.

  • Chief Clinical Officer

    Andy is a trusted, results-oriented professional with over 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, veterinary, and medical device development and the development, testing, commercialization of life science products, and fundraising from venture capital and private equity sources.

    Dr. Alexander holds degrees in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, a Ph.D. in Biomolecular Science and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin.

  • Chief Operating Officer

    --20 year veteran of the electronic contract manufacturing industry.
    --Diverse leadership roles such as Director of Operations, and Plant and Production Manager.
    --Extensive experience with all aspects of manufacturing including mechanical assembly, manufacturing operations, logistics, supply chain management, launching new production operations and product lines, including the establishment of manufacturing facilities and processes.


  • Salim Hayek, MD, PhD Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology at UH Cleveland Medical Center
    Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD Clinical Director at Wake Forest University Health Sciences Chronic Pain Center
  • Brian Kearns, Senior Vice President for Globus Medical. Head of mergers & acquisitions and corporate development.

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