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Truly Personalized Respiratory Devices via 3D Scanning & Printing

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2013
  • Employees 4
  • Incorporation Type Not Incorporated
  • Website

Company Summary

Metamason is a healthcare-focused 3D scanning and 3D printing company. Our proprietary Scan·Fit·Print™ process uses 3D body scanning, patented algorithmic design, and on-demand 3D printing to create individually customized, ergonomic medical products. Our flagship product, Respere™, is a custom fit, 3D-printed CPAP mask designed to revolutionize treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.


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    Founder & CEO

    Leslie Oliver Karpas is passionate about revolutionizing the world of design through 3D technology. His career has combined elements of architecture, robotics, holography, and industrial design; today, he leverages 10 years of experience with 3D printers, manufacturing engineering and the use of parametric algorithms to build systems that redefine the relationship between products and consumers.

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    Board Member

    Joel is the creative director for the Los Angeles branch of Product Development Technologies. He has a JD from Harvard and an MS in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute.

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    Ryan Oenning
    Co-Founder & Chief Design Officer

    Ryan excelled at product design at prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Subsequently, he honed his expertise at digital design and fabrication at MachineHistories, an LA-based digital fabrication studio for companies such as Audi, celebrated artists such as Charles Ray, and notable architecture firms like Cloud 9 and Binishells. His work has been showcased at prominent design exhibitions including Dwell on Design and ICFF.

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    Co-Founder & Director of Operations

    Charles Bohlen joined Metamason in 2014. A Los Angeles native, he graduated in 2012 from Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology. Previously, Charles pursued work with non-government organizations in Madagascar, New Orleans, Thailand and Cambodia.

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    Clifford Sarkin
    Co-Founder & COO/CFO

    Prior to joining Metamason in 2015, Cliff Sarkin served as General Counsel and Director of Operations for VideoSurf Inc., a California-based machine-vision startup. Sarkin was instrumental in the negotiation and execution of a multi-million dollar acquisition by Microsoft.


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    Marcus Filipovich
    Medical Adviser; former Director of Field Marketing, Medtronic
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    Roger Ball
    Ergonomics Adviser; Professor of Asian Ergonomics Hong Kong Polytechnic
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    Bakari Brock
    Legal/Business Adviser; Director of Business Development for Lyft, former Director of Product and Business Counsel for Twitter
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    Richard Holbrook
    Design Adviser
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    Additive Manufacturing Adviser

Previous Investors

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    Kenny Kam
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    Pat Holmes
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    The Design Accelerator
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