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The Operculum device is a hormone free, minimally invasive, non-incision method of permanent birth control using a tubal occlusion technique

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Gilbert, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Operculum, Inc. is a medical device company dedicated to the development of minimally invasive, non-incision methods of permanent birth control (PBC) for women using a tubal occlusion technique. The Operculum ZRO® is the lowest cost, easiest to use and safest PBC device that is Global Ready Today. One of the key aspects of the ZRO’s design is its unique potential for non-surgical removal and thus, reversal of the condition of occlusion.


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    Warren Baker

    23 years of senior management experience with 17 years in medical device management. He has been CEO and COO of publicly traded early stage startup companies; iTech Medical, Electromed Imaging and Advanced Research Technologies. Prior to this he served as the Global Marketing Manager, Diagnostic Cardiology BU at Hewlett Packard.

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    James Zeluff
    Chief Medical Officer & Co-Founder

    Dr. Zeluff serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Company and assists in the Company’s product development and design. He currently is in the private practice of gynecology. Dr. Zeluff was Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1981 and was Certified by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy in 1996.

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    Terry Ray
    Director of Manufacturing & Co-Founder

    Mr. Ray founded and operates Ray-Med Associate, Inc., which designs, develops, manufactures and distributes specialized medical instruments and implants. Prior to founding Ray-Med Associates, he was an independent orthopedic implant device sales representative from 1977 to 1987. Prior to 1977, he was a physician’s assistant specializing in surgery. Mr. Ray has served as a medical consultant for companies such as Bremer Medical, AcroMed and Med

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    John Porter
    VP Business Development

    Mr. Porter has been involved in the Healthcare Industry since 1981. Currently as President of Cansul Inc. a consulting company serving the medical device industry. Prior to the formation of Cansul Inc., John was Senior Director of Business Development at Isotechnika Pharma from 2005 to 2010 and was responsible for licensing, collaborations and development of Isotechnika’s product pipeline.

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    Leonel Dominguez
    VP Engineering and Development

    Mr. Dominguez has 24 years experience in product design, manufacturing and operations, 20 of those years within the medical device industry. He has developed and patented numerous implantable devices and instrument systems for such companies as Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, Scient’x USA.

Previous Investors

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    Andrew Martin