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TraumaTec, Inc.

TraumaTec is a commercial stage medical device company with an advanced technology providing targeted controlled therapeutic hypothermia

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Houston, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2007
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

TraumaTec is a commercial stage medical device company that provides a leading edge technology for controlled medically induced hypothermia that minimizes damage caused by severe medical conditions including liver failure, cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke.


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    C Richard Piazza
    President and CEO

    Mr. Piazza is a career healthcare executive with 38 years of experience in medical devices as well as the pharmaceutical/biotechnology sectors. Included in this is 33 years in general management positions in both public and private international companies including Ohmeda, Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals, Marquest & VitaGen. During his career Piazza has raised rove $150 million in both public and private capital.

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    Susanne Richard
    VP Operations and Finance

    Ms. Richard reestablished TraumaTec three years ago focusing on design finalization & sourcing manufacturing. In addition, she oversaw initial product launch She has 32 years of experience working with engineering and design firms from Senior Scientist through management levels. Prior to TraumaTec she spent 12 years working with both startup and early stage ventures marketing technical products.

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    Sophia H. Twaddell
    VP Marketing

    Ms. Twaddell is a seasoned communications counselor with extensive experience in the healthcare/life sciences sector. Her experience includes biotechnology, diagnostic, hospital supply,medical devices and pharmaceuticals in companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500. This expertise includes a range of therapeutic categories, from cardiovascular to cough/cold, and, most recently, trauma in both the pre-hospital and hospital settings.

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    J. Daan Ruys
    VP & GM Europe

    Mr. Ruys brings over 30 years experience to TraumaTec with senior sales and marketing positions with both industry leaders such as American Hospital Supply, Edwards cardiovascular and Baxter Healthcare as well as early stage companies including American Medical Systems & Microvena. For the latter, he created successful European distribution networks that led to their success. Mr. Ruys is highly adept at working within all of European countries.


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    Faye Caldwell, Caldwell & Clinton
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    Michael Orsak, Orsak & Co.

Previous Investors

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    Limited to private investors and management