Cary G. Vance, Chief Executive Officer
Cary G. Vance was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer at OptiScan Biomedical on May 21, 2018. Mr. Vance has extensive leadership experience and a record of consistent achievement in transforming businesses and driving sustained growth for over 30 years. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Myoscience Incorporated, where he led the company in a turnaround effort towards unprecedented growth and profitability, strategically transforming the business and their markets with disruptive technology. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Hansen Medical for over two years, where he led a turnaround effort that resulted in the successful sale of the company. Prior to Hansen, Mr. Vance served as President of the Anesthesia & Respiratory global business at Teleflex Incorporated and as their Executive Vice President North America. Before joining Teleflex, he was an executive at Covidien, and served as Vice President & General Manager of Interventional Oncology – Americas, and was the Vice President & General Manager for their Energy-based Devices unit for three years. Mr. Vance served in a series of roles with progressive responsibility at GE Healthcare from 1997 to 2007, principally in diagnostic imaging sales and marketing management, and executive leadership. Mr. Vance is Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt certified, and holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A from Marquette University.
Mr. Abramowitz is a co-founder and Managing General Partner of NGN Capital. He joined NGN Capital from The Carlyle Group in New York where he was Managing Director from 2001 to 2003, focused on U.S. buyout opportunities in the healthcare industry. Beginning July 2003, he transitioned to Senior Advisor at Carlyle in order to devote the time necessary to create a dedicated healthcare fund on behalf of Carlyle. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Abramowitz worked as an Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., where he covered the medical supply, hospital management and HMO industries for 23 years, after which he was an EGS Securities Healthcare Fund Manager.
He was voted top hospital supply and/or service analyst on the Institutional Investor Magazine “All-America Research Team” during 14 out of 20 years between 1980-2000 and made “The Team” for both healthcare services and medical supplies for nine years since 1987. Mr. Abramowitz has published several notable studies on healthcare service companies, major medical mergers and cardiovascular device innovation, among others. He has also published numerous articles in leading journals. Mr. Abramowitz earned a B.A. from Columbia University in 1972 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976. Mr. Abramowitz currently sits on the Board of Directors of Valtech Cardio Ltd., Small Bone Innovations, Inc. and Akorn, Inc., as well as OptiScan. He is an observer on the boards of BeneChill, Inc., Cerapedics, Inc., and Spine View, Inc. He previously served as a Director at Sightline Technologies Ltd, acquired by Stryker; Power Medical Interventions, acquired by Covidien; and MultiPlan, acquired by BC Partners and Silver Lake; as well as on the boards of MedPointe and ConnectiCare Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Halsted is a founding Managing Partner at Leerink Revelation Partner which manages over $400 million focused on investing in later stage, emerging growth healthcare companies. Mr. Halsted has been a principle investor in emerging growth healthcare companies since 1988, and previously was a partner at Morgan Stanley Ventures.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Halsted has invested in over 100 healthcare companies. Mr. Halsted’s investments encompass many successful companies including: Intuitive Surgical, Incline Therapeutics (acquired by MDCO), Ekos Corporation (acquired by BTG), AngioScore (acquired by SPNC), Astex Pharmaceuticals, MediGuide (acquired by STJ), eValve (acquired by ABT), Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Estech Corporation (acquired by ATRC), Concentric (acquired by SYK), MileStone Healthcare (acquired by HCR), Arcadian Health (acquired by HUM), BenefitMall, Microgenics (acquired by Sybron), Rita Medical, Cytyc Corporation, Managed Health Networks (acquired by FDNH), R2 Technology (acquired by HOLX), TEI Bioscience (acquired by IART) and InnFocus Medical (acquired by Santen).
Prior to his investment career, Mr. Halsted worked as a design engineer at Intermedics Orthopedics and Hexcel Medical.
Mr. Halsted received his MM degree from Northwestern University and his AB degree from Dartmouth College. He also received a BE degree in Biomechanical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
Mr. Liamos has served as Insulet’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2011 – January 2014 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. Liamos has over 19 years of experience in the diabetes industry, recently serving as the Division Vice President of Abbott Diabetes Care. At Abbott, he was responsible for global finance and operations for the Diabetes Care division, including integrating the acquisitions of MediSense and TheraSense to its acquisition by Abbott, Mr. Liamos was with TheraSense, Inc. where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he served as Director of Worldwide Sourcing at LifeScan, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson.
Mr. Liamos is also a partner in MedVenture Associates, a venture capital firm specializing in the medical technology industry where he continues to manage certain MedVentures investments as a member of the boards of four portfolio companies. Mr. Liamos has also held various operational and financial roles at Martin Marietta and GE Aerospace for over nine years. Mr. Liamos earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and is a graduate of the General Electric Financial Management Program.
Paul Mieyal, Ph.D.
Paul Mieyal is a Vice President and the Director of Life Sciences Investments of Wexford Capital LP. Prior to that, he was Vice President in charge of health care investments for Wechsler & Co., Inc. a private investment firm and registered broker dealer. Dr. Mieyal serves as director of Nephros, Inc., Nile Therapeutics, Inc., and several private companies. Dr. Mieyal received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from New York Medical College, a B.A. in chemistry and psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Aditya Puri is an Investment Partner at Xeraya Capital, which is responsible for life sciences investments for Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the Malaysian government’s strategic investment fund. He joined Khazanah Nasional’s Life Sciences team after moving from the greater Boston area where he was working with Healthcare and Cleantech startups affiliated with Harvard and MIT. He has more than 20 years of experience and leadership encompassing general management, private equity and venture investments, and international expansion across life science and technology industries. His prior experience includes P&L responsibility and leadership positions at Yankee Group, a global technology research and consulting company, and Corporate Development at Boston Scientific, a Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer. He serves on boards of multiple public and private life sciences companies in the U.S., and private companies outside the U.S. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also passed all parts of the U.S. Uniform CPA Examination.
OptiScan Biomedical has received CE Mark certification for the OptiScanner 5000/6000 system.