Optoacoustic imaging is a very complex field, both from a technology and applications perspective. Components to master include lasers, optics, ultrasound detectors, electronics, and, equally important, a breadth of algorithms for quantitative image reconstruction and spectral analysis. In order to successfully translate the technology from its experimental state in a research lab to a robust product used by scientists and medical doctors, iThera Medical has assembled an international and interdisciplinary team of scientists and developers, ranging from engineers to physicists and biologists.
Christian has an academic background in engineering and business. He spent several years at McKinsey, where he consulted clients in high tech and healthcare industries. He then transitioned into a commercial role at GE Healthcare which he left in 2010 to co-found iThera Medical. He is responsible for strategy, sales & marketing, and R&D.
Philipp joined the team in 2011 as CCO responsible for finance and operations after co-founding and/or advising several high-tech startups in the US. Before his startup activities he was a consultant for McKinsey, working with leading high-tech and telecommunications companies. Philipp holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Business.
Neal received his PhD in 2008 in toxicology from Johns Hopkins. His work focused on neurochemical biomarkers and molecular imaging in preclinical models of neuro-degeneration. After a post-doc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he joined iThera in 2010 as an Application Specialist. Today he leads the Applications Team.
Tim started his career as a researcher in the field of preclinical oncology before moving onto application support roles within the area of optical imaging. Transitioning to sales management, he ultimately headed up UK national sales at Caliper Life Sciences before joining iThera in 2012 to head up European sales and distributor management.
Tullio has an academic background in business. Prior to joining iThera Medical in 2012, he held sales positions at PerkinElmer and Carestream Molecular Imaging, where he nurtured key relationships and developed strategic partnerships that led to significant revenue growth. He is responsible for North American business operations. management, sales & marketing.
Josef has a background in electrical engineering from TU Munich. In 2009 he joined the group of Vasilis Ntziachristos and Daniel Razansky to develop the first preclinical MSOT imaging system. He transitioned to iThera Medical in 2011, where he is now leading hardware development, system integration, service and production.
Stefan graduated from the electrical engineering faculty at TUM in 2011 with his master thesis on Multispectral Unmixing in Photoacoustics. He then transitioned to iThera Medical, where he today leads R&D activities, focusing on new algorithms, spanning from signal acquisition to image reconstruction and spectral analysis.
Deborah-Ann joined iThera in January 2020 as Clinical Trial Manager. She holds an M.Sc. in Clinical Research from the University of Liverpool. Before joining iThera, Deborah-Ann worked for pharma and CRO companies as well as for a healthcare provider where she gained thorough knowledge in clinical investigations for drugs, vaccines and medical devices
Ingmar brings more than 15 years of medical device experience in R&D, Product Management and Quality Management. Prior to joining iThera, Ingmar worked at Brainlab AG and Jan Medical Inc., where he was in charge of international project management and regulatory product clearances. Ingmar is responsible for Regulatory Affairs and Quality at iThera Medical.