MEET THE TEAM

Prof. DR. Gijs van Soest
Inventor

Physicist with nearly 15 years of experience as an innovator in the field of (intravascular) imaging. Currently associate professor at the Biomedical Engineering Research group at the Thorax center, Erasmus University Medical Center, leading the research group on intravascular imaging and optical technology for cardiovascular medicine.


Prof. dr. Ton van der Steen
Inventor

Biomedical Engineer with over 30 years of experience of working at the interface between medicine and technology. Currently head of the Biomedical Engineering Research group at the Thorax center, Erasmus University Medical Center and Professor at TU Delft. Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation.


Jeroen Kodde, MSc.
CEO

Entrepreneur with a background in Medical Sciences. Over 30 years of experience in strategy consulting and the medical device industry. Successfully guided several new medical technologies (focused on vascular interventions) through all stages of product development and subsequent market introduction.


Roland Zegger, Pharm.D
Business support, Venture Partner NLC

Pharmacist with broad experience in general management in the life science industry (Director Abbott/AbbVie). As Venture Partner at NLC – The Healthtech Venture Builder – Roland and his team actively support Kaminari in the strategic phases of development.


Verya Daeichin, PHD.
CTO

PhD. Photoacoustic Imaging


Haley baptist, msc.
qMS & Regulatory

Masters in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences and experience in building Health-tech ventures. Haley will support Kaminari Medical in regulatory and quality management system development.


Antonio Lopez Marin
Catheter Development

Biomedical and Telecommunication Engineer with 4 years of experience in medical devices research and development. Currently PhD student in the Invasive Imaging group at the Erasmus University Medical Center and involved in the catheter development at Kaminari Medical.


Prof. Dr. Brett Bouma
Advisor Laser Technology

MIT & Harvard


Evelyn Regar, MD. PhD.
Clinical Advisor

Interventional Cardiologist


Joost Daemen, MD. PhD.
Clinical Advisor

Senior Interventional Cardiologist at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam. Joosts clinical activities include complex PCI, intracoronary imaging and structural heart interventions. Joost is highly involved in cardiovascular research with >250 co-author peer reviewed publications. His research focus is intracoronary imaging, physiology and renal sympathetic denervation. Joost is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).


Jan Wald, MBA, PhD.
Advisor marketing & Regulatory strategy united states

Jan Wald has over 35 years of experience with Medical Device and Technology companies, most recently as a Managing Director Advisor at Silverwood Partners. Jan has held management positions at Guidant Corporation and Honeywell Inc. in Clinical Sciences and Research and Development and Product Development. He did Post-Doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota at the Center for Human Learning, has a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Jan brings his wealth of experience to advise Kaminari Medical.


Lars Olthof, MSc.
FINANCIAL & BUSINESS STRATEGY NLC

Lars holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. As a Venture Finance Expert at NLC, he supports Kaminari Medical in financial and business strategy.