Vlado Bosanac had a rough upbringing and left school early for the working world. From stationery salesman to lawn mower to property developer, to body builder, he’s taken an unusual and inspiring route.
As CEO and Chairman of Advanced Human Imaging, Vlado oversees an impressive array of smartphone-based human scanning technologies, with applications in fitness, mHealth, life and health insurance, and apparel. You’ll find the technology embedded across many partner apps.
Congruity Health CEO Justin Davis started his career as a math teacher and football coach before moving into healthcare –where he still uses math and football strategy!
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Justin shares how Congruity leverages technology to help telemedicine companies identify the right interventions at the right time for the right patients with cardiometabolic conditions. With backing from its lead investor and strategic partner, Aviv Growth, Congruity is now moving into the realm of musculoskeletal disorders as well.
Naama Stauber Breckler grew up on a moshav, an environment that encouraged a lot of exploration. She was an officer and software engineer in the Israel Defense Forces, then worked for defense and security companies before moving to the US a decade ago.
At Stanford Business School, she found her calling in healthcare through cross-functional collaboration on unsolved problems, starting with catheters. She learned through her startup experience about deficiencies in distribution and patient support and decided there had to be a better way.
And now, she’s created Better Health, a startup that takes urology and ostomy supply to the next level with simple processes, personal consultations with experts, peer coaching and education. It’s the kind of experience I would want for myself and loved ones.
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Naama explains what’s better about Better Health, and how the company is striving to bring value based care to a corner of the market where it hasn’t really been seen. Better Health is ramping up, having just announced a Series A financing led by Caffeinated Capital and General Catalyst.
Dr. Sanjay Prasad is on a mission to improve surgical outcomes. After many years as a surgeon, he’s founded SurgiQuality, a company that helps patients find the best surgeon for their condition and avoid surgeries they don’t need. He’s also laser focused on reducing racial disparities in surgical care. And he’s written a handbook for patients: Resetting Healthcare Post-COVID-19 Pandemic.
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast, Dr. Prasad describes him immigrant roots, what made him decide to become a doctor, and how he developed insights about what’s wrong with surgery and how to fix it.
James MacKay grew up in Scotland, and was encouraged by his father to pursue a career in business –but not the family business. Instead he earned a PhD in genetics and began a long stint with AstraZeneca, eventually jumping across the pond and all the way to San Diego. He continued with A companies like Ardea an now Arthrosi and Aristea, where he’s even done a deal with Arena.
In this episode of the HealthBiz podcast James talks about how he and his team at Aristea Therapeutics are applying their decades of experience to develop a drug they licensed from AstraZeneca. The first indication is PPP –no not purchasing power parity or the paycheck protection program– but palmoplantar pustulosis, a nasty illness with no good treatments today. We talk about why good drugs get left on the shelf at big pharma, and the future of the biotech industry and San Diego.