AltaScience Ltd. was founded by James Coleman and Christopher Cummins 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.
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.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Christy Cummins. He brought a vast wealth of knowledge, experience and passion to his enduring work. He was a valued member of our team since its founding and will be sorely missed.
Up until his untimely passing, Mr. Cummins was Director of R&D of Vasorum which he co-founded. He was also co-founder of Nova Science and Chiroxia. He had previously worked for Sherwood Medical Industries Division of Tyco Healthcare (now Covidien), 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.
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