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medical protection technologies

Providing advanced impact-protection technology medical products that reduce the devastating consequences of hip and other fractures

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Friday Harbor, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Website

Company Summary

We market medical devices that incorporate advanced D3O® impact protection technology and are designed to significantly reduce fractures in the elderly, the frail and those with osteoporosis — most significantly hip fractures with their devastating mortality, morbidity, lifestyle and economic negative consequences. Our customers are nursing homes, healthcare organizations like the VA and the steadily growing home health care market.


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    D Stephen Robins, MD
    CEO / Medical Director

    Physician - practiced Internal & Family Medicine for 8 years. Then 10 years clinical research & medical marketing as Director/VP in drug/device industry (Eli Lilly, Syntex, Allergan). Co-founded Communicore in 1986 – strategic medical communications organization, specializing in accelerating the adoption of new technologies in healthcare. Chaired national & international task forces that pioneered the development of medical standards of care

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    Carolyn Henderson
    Marketing Research & Planning

    Many years of management experience in medical education, public relations at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, ultimately as Director, Global Communications & Strategic Marketing. Played central planning and execution role in pre-launch, launch & post-launch of many medical products, notably including Botox. Has run her own strategic healthcare marketing organization since 1998, providing market development and research services to healthcare industry

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    Barbara Sullivan
    Marketing Communications

    Founded her own strategic healthcare communications organization (Sullivan & Associates) in 1999 after several years of managing day to day activities at Communicore. Brings the full resources of her highly experienced medical communications team to MPT marketing activities, with deep expertise in all aspects of medical marketing, journalism and public relations. Instructor, mentor and counselor at CSULB and UC Irvine MBA program.

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    Noreen E Wood

    Wide ranging business experience in administration, accounting and operations at National Cash Register, Ohio Computer Systems, Coopers & Lybrand. Extensive database design and management expertise. Entrepreneurial activities include owning and managing restaurants in Alaska and Idaho. More recently Director of Operations at Pelindaba Group on San Juan Island (planned subcontractor for MPT inventory and order fulfillment activities)

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    Toni M Franklin

    12 years marketing and sales at NewChannels/Newhouse (now Sony/Time Warner) and Park Communications in New York, negotiating TV, radio, print and film campaigns. Moving to the West Coast in 1996, earned her masters degree in Psychology before becoming public relations manager for Pegasus Publications. Then Marketing Director for the Doric Group before moving to San Juan Island in 2003 and founding her residential staging and design business

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    Thomas J Kirshner

    Eight years in the pharmaceutical industry as a territory sales representative, calling on physicians and hospitals, and participating in the production of sales training materials. Then founded and ran a successful equipment, systems and supplies company dealing with the medical and biotech industries for 24 years before retiring early to San Juan Island. Currently serves as Executive Director of the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

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    Tammy M Cotton

    Following an initial 6 years as a US Navy avionics engineer, quality assurance inspector and administrator of maintenance training, she deployed her wide ranging administrative skills in a large TV post-production services organization before becoming Director of Facilities & Office Services for KMK, a large Cincinnati law and business consultancy. Moving to the West Coast, she opened and still runs her own insurance agency/consultancy business.


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    George Treperinas (Karr Tuttle Campbell, Seattle)
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    Bart Wilson (Bader Martin, Seattle)

Previous Investors

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    D. Stephen Robins MD
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    Roberts 2009 Family Exemption Trust