About Us

 

 

AltaScience Ltd. was founded by James Coleman, Christopher Cummins and Robert Perryman who have extensive experience in the medical device industry and have invested significant personal resources in developing the AltaSeal® technology. The company works from a custom designed medical device R&D facility in Citywest, Dublin, Ireland.

 

 

Our Team

 

Robert Perryman PhD MBA - Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Perryman became CEO of AltaScience having worked as Director of Business Development for Vasorum since 2005 where he was also a co-founder. Prior to this he was a partner and director of Irish BioVentures (2002-2005) where he worked as a consultant with a number of life science start-ups providing expertise in business development and finance. He also provided business development services to UK-based BTG. From 1999-2002 he was an equity analyst with Merrion Stockbrokers covering the pharmaceutical and food industries. He has a Ph.D. in molecular biology from University College Dublin (UCD) and several years’ post-doctoral research experience. He has an MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, Dublin, Ireland. 

 

 

Jim Coleman MD - Co-founder, Chairman and Medical Director

Dr. Coleman is currently CEO of Vasorum Limited which he co-founded. He also co-founded Nova Science Limited (Interventional Cardiology) in 1999 which was acquired by Abbott Vascular in February 2007 and Chiroxia Limited a joint venture with Henkel-Loctite developing a biocompatible cyanoacrylate technology for medical applications. The rights to this technology were re-acquired by Henkel-Loctite in 2005. Prior to this Dr. Coleman spent 7 years in the medical device industry as Senior International Medical Director for the Surgical Division of American Cyanamid Corporation, American Home Corporations U.S.A., and more recently Tyco - Kendall International (now part of Medtronic). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 

 

 
Christy Cummins MA - Co-Founder and R&D Advisor.

Mr. Cummins is currently Director of R&D of Vasorum which he co-founded. He was also co-founder of Nova Science and Chiroxia. He previously worked for Sherwood Medical Industries Division of Tyco Healthcare (now Covidien), most recently as the European Manager of R&D. Prior to this he spent two years with Baxter Healthcare as a Product Development Engineer. Mr. Cummins received his Master of Arts in Industrial Design from the National College of Art and Design.

 

link to Vasorum Ltd website.

 
 

 

THIS DEVICE IS NOT YET FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES

– IT IS AN INVESTIGATIONAL DEVICE LIMITED BY FEDERAL (OR UNITED STATES) LAW TO INVESTIGATIONAL USE.

 
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