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Organ Transport Systems

Proprietary and cost-effective organ preservation and transportation technology

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Dallas, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 1999
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Organ Transport Systems, has developed a proprietary technology for the preservation and transportation of organs. The technology at final prototype stage has been tested extensively by US transplant surgeons and has been found to significantly increase the health of the organ increasing the viability of transplant organs over an extended period and increasing utilization of (i) 50% unused donated hearts and (ii) deceased cardiac death hearts.


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    Michael B Holder

    Has spent more than 25 years in ops, sales, bus dev, fund-raising, and M&A/IPO
    Prior to OTS was a P&L/sales executive with Premier Inc, a $25 billion hospital equipment and supply company
    Has held senior positions including VP of Sam Walton family PE fund, CFO and CIO of blue-chips such as Clarkston Potomac Group, BeaconEye, Inc.
    Holds MBA from Wharton and B.S. in Business Administration from U N Carolina, and CPA designation in Texas

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    Kenneth E Merte
    EVP Operations & Regulatory Affairs

    Has spent 33 years launching new medical products and businesses engaged in cardiac surgery, orthopedics, endoscopy, blood management, neurosurgery, in-vitro diagnostics, cell separation, and cell therapy
    Has held senior product / R&D positions with leading biomedical players incl 3M Corporation, Medtronic, Inc. and Terumo Medical Corporation
    Holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and MSc in Engineering from MIT

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    Howell E Warner
    VP Research & Technology

    During 1985 - 1992, he founded and was Executive Director of an organ procurement organization ("OPO") and started an organ transplant program at Harris Methodist Hospital.
    Holds a BA in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Sustainability from the University of Texas, Arlington

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    Mark Swanson
    Director Quality Control

    More than 13 years of quality assurance and quality systems work primarily with Medtronic, including work in CardioVascular working with perfusion systems and Heart Valve businesses
    He holds BS degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota and MBA from Argosy University.
    Holds American Society for Quality (ASQ) certifications as a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CQM/O

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    Michael L Cobert
    Principal Medical Engineer

    Has worked with the OTS device and perfusion solutions in research for past 6 years
    As Graduate Research Assistant at the UTSW Medical Center, he participated in canine and discarded human heart trials with two generations of OTS devices and, as an intern helped develop the device
    He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and was awarded his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UTSW in 2012


Previous Investors

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    Heartland Capital Corporation