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Venous access failure is a pervasive, yet overlooked, problem in healthcare today. By using a smaller I.V. access needle, the VenaGlide Safety I.V. Catheter is designed to deliver big benefits in patient care.

VenaGlide intends to improve the I.V. insertion experience for both clinicians and patients by using a significantly smaller introducer needle than current devices to deliver standard flow rates. This simple, but profound, innovation has the potential to reduce care delays, vein trauma, clinician anxiety, patient pain, and healthcare costs.

“One of the problems I encounter is trying to start an I.V. on someone with difficult veins. If there was a way to start an I.V. with a small gauge needle but actually deliver a larger gauge catheter, that would be life-saving.”
Bernard Reiping,
Surgical Care Coordinator,
ENT and Plastics,
Veterans Hospital, Fresno, CA

VENAGLIDE BENEFITS

Insertion of a substantially smaller introducer needle with a larger catheter allows for:

Access to smaller veins, which provides more options for clinicians

Reduced vein trauma, preserving them for future treatment

Fewer delays in patient care

Improved first-stick success

VENAGLIDE INNOVATIONS

Proprietary VenaGlide technology enables significant benefits

THE IVAT STORY

“SPCS are an ‘accepted but unacceptable device as designed now.’”
Journal of Infusion Nursing,
“Accepted But Unacceptable:
Peripheral IV Catheter Failure,”
June 2015

Jim Miller, co-inventor of VenaGlide, was a Green Beret Army nurse and Emergency Department Nurse who regularly dealt with I.V. access frustrations under difficult conditions. His dream was to improve the safety and performance of I.V. access under challenging everyday conditions.

VenaGlide is the end result of his work — a reinvention of peripheral venous access designed to make it more successful and less traumatic for both clinicians and patients.

Jim Miller, co-inventor of VenaGlide, was a Green Beret Army nurse and Emergency Department Nurse who regularly dealt with I.V. access frustrations under difficult conditions. His dream was to improve the safety and performance of I.V. access under challenging everyday conditions.

VenaGlide is the end result of his work — a reinvention of peripheral venous access designed to make it more successful and less traumatic for both clinicians and patients.

ABOUT US

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Jim Hale
Chief Executive Officer

Jim currently serves as CEO of I-V Access Technology. He previously was the Managing Director at Tramway Venture Partners in Santa Barbara, CA. Prior to that, he was COO of Linac Systems, leading the commercialization of its compact linear accelerator technology. He also spent seven years with Technology Ventures Corporation, helping build technology companies alongside investors and strategic partners; two of those companies were medical device companies. Before that, he was a sales and marketing executive in the food industry for two Fortune 500 companies. He has a BA from University of the Pacifc and an MA from the University of Minnesota.

Jim Hale
Chief Executive Officer

Jim currently serves as CEO of I-V Access Technology. He previously was the Managing Director at Tramway Venture Partners in Santa Barbara, CA. Prior to that, he was COO of Linac Systems, leading the commercialization of its compact linear accelerator technology. He also spent seven years with Technology Ventures Corporation, helping build technology companies alongside investors and strategic partners; two of those companies were medical device companies. Before that, he was a sales and marketing executive in the food industry for two Fortune 500 companies. He has a BA from University of the Pacifc and an MA from the University of Minnesota.

Al Memmolo
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Al currently leads regulatory affairs and manufacturing operations for I-V Access Technology. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Dallen Medical, where Zimmer-Biomet executed two asset purchases. As a co-founder and managing partner of Salt Creek Ventures/Medical Device Development, he co-founded and funded three medical device companies. Prior to that, Mr. Memmolo was Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Vascular Control Systems, a company acquired by Ethicon. Previously, he held executive and engineering positions at PhotoMedex, Camino NeuroCare, McDonnell Douglas and ALCOA. Mr. Memmolo has an MBA from National University and a B.S. in Chemistry/ Geology from Bridgewater State College.

Al Memmolo
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Al currently leads regulatory affairs and manufacturing operations for I-V Access Technology. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Dallen Medical, where Zimmer-Biomet executed two asset purchases. As a co-founder and managing partner of Salt Creek Ventures/Medical Device Development, he co-founded and funded three medical device companies. Prior to that, Mr. Memmolo was Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at Vascular Control Systems, a company acquired by Ethicon. Previously, he held executive and engineering positions at PhotoMedex, Camino NeuroCare, McDonnell Douglas and ALCOA. Mr. Memmolo has an MBA from National University and a B.S. in Chemistry/ Geology from Bridgewater State College.

Peg Ohara
Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Peg joined the IV-Access Technology team in 2016, serving as Director of Sales and Marketing. She has over fifteen years of experience in direct sales and marketing in the Vascular Access segment of medical devices. Peg started her sales career with Johnson & Johnson, earning promotions to Executive Sales Representative, Strategic Account Manager, Division Sales Manager and U.S. Marketing Manager. She has recently worked for Teleflex, Inc. and B. Braun Medical. Peg graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Business.

Peg Ohara
Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Peg joined the IV-Access Technology team in 2016, serving as Director of Sales and Marketing. She has over fifteen years of experience in direct sales and marketing in the Vascular Access segment of medical devices. Peg started her sales career with Johnson & Johnson, earning promotions to Executive Sales Representative, Strategic Account Manager, Division Sales Manager and U.S. Marketing Manager. She has recently worked for Teleflex, Inc. and B. Braun Medical. Peg graduated from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Business.

Brian Miller
Co-Founder and President

Brian serves as President of I-V Access Technology Inc., continuing the legacy of his father’s creation. He co-founded this company with a mission to advocate for improved healthcare for patients by developing new technologies. Brian is also a nurse with over 10 years of experience, working in various hospital and correctional settings, including the emergency room, intensive care unit, medical surgical and telemetry floor. Previously, he owned and operated a clothing store along with an online medical scrubs design and distribution company. He attended Pepperdine University.

Brian Miller
Co-Founder and President

Brian serves as President of I-V Access Technology Inc., continuing the legacy of his father’s creation. He co-founded this company with a mission to advocate for improved healthcare for patients by developing new technologies. Brian is also a nurse with over 10 years of experience, working in various hospital and correctional settings, including the emergency room, intensive care unit, medical surgical and telemetry floor. Previously, he owned and operated a clothing store along with an online medical scrubs design and distribution company. He attended Pepperdine University.

Dr. Robert Crockett
Vice President of Engineering

Robert Crockett received his Ph.D. from University of Arizona in Materials Science and Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a Professor in Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the General Engineering Program at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Crockett is a specialist in technology development and commercialization of advanced materials and medical devices. Prior to joining Cal Poly, he was founder and President of Xeragen, Inc., a San Luis Obispo-based biotechnology startup company. In addition to his academic work in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Crockett is currently involved in four other medical technology-based startup companies.

Dr. Robert Crockett
Vice President of Engineering

Robert Crockett received his Ph.D. from University of Arizona in Materials Science and Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a Professor in Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the General Engineering Program at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Dr. Crockett is a specialist in technology development and commercialization of advanced materials and medical devices. Prior to joining Cal Poly, he was founder and President of Xeragen, Inc., a San Luis Obispo-based biotechnology startup company. In addition to his academic work in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Crockett is currently involved in four other medical technology-based startup companies.

Michael P. Salucci
Chief Financial Officer

After attending Cal Poly State University, Michael began his career in technology with county government. In 1980 he founded Computer And Software Enterprises, Inc. (CASE) which developed proprietary MIS systems for large companies. For the last 30 years CASE’s focus has been in Banking and Financial Services and is recognized as the premier software solution in the asset based lending industry. Mike sold that company in 2015. He is also a Co-founder and board member of SLO Seed Ventures,. an Angel Group which finances early stage companies. He serves on the board and is an investor in LeftLane Sports.

Michael P. Salucci
Chief Financial Officer

After attending Cal Poly State University, Michael began his career in technology with county government. In 1980 he founded Computer And Software Enterprises, Inc. (CASE) which developed proprietary MIS systems for large companies. For the last 30 years CASE’s focus has been in Banking and Financial Services and is recognized as the premier software solution in the asset based lending industry. Mike sold that company in 2015. He is also a Co-founder and board member of SLO Seed Ventures,. an Angel Group which finances early stage companies. He serves on the board and is an investor in LeftLane Sports.

MEDICAL ADVISORS:

Arun Jagannathan, M.D.
Arun Jagannathan, M.D., is Section Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Riverside Healthcare and a practicing Radiologist with Central Illinois Radiological Associates, Ltd. In addition to IVAT, he currently serves as an advisor to Access Vascular, Telluride Medical Partners and Angel MD.

Michael D. Laufer, M.D.
Michael D. Laufer, M.D., is an attending physician and assistant clinical professor at Stanford University Medical School. He is also a managing director at MachLabs, a venture capital and medical device development partnership. He has started, built and sold 16 medical device companies.

Claude Poisson
Claude Poisson began his career as an Emergency Room and Cardiac Care Nurse, then moved into medical device sales for St. Jude Medical, where he oversaw all sales for California.

Tara Anne Tyler, RN
Tara Anne Tyler is currently a Registered Nurse II, BSN, in the emergency department for the Regional Medical Center of San Jose. In addition to advising IVAT, she serves as an advisor to TheraDep Technologies.

Tara Anne Tyler, RN
Tara Anne Tyler is currently a Registered Nurse II, BSN, in the emergency department for the Regional Medical Center of San Jose. In addition to advising IVAT, she serves as an advisor to TheraDep Technologies.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Gerry Frigon
Board Member

Gerry is the President, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Taylor Frigon Capital Management, LLC and is the Managing Member of Taylor Frigon Capital Partners, LP, IVAT’s lead investor. He possesses more than three decades of investment experience and sits on the boards of ASOCS and IVAT.

Gerry Frigon
Board Member

Gerry is the President, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Taylor Frigon Capital Management, LLC and is the Managing Member of Taylor Frigon Capital Partners, LP, IVAT’s lead investor. He possesses more than three decades of investment experience and sits on the boards of ASOCS and IVAT.

W. Darryl Fry
Board Member

Darryl is a founding member and director for South Valley Angels, an early stage angel investment group, and currently SVA’s lead investor for Spirosure, a medical device start-up. He has founded and/ or served as CEO of several businesses in the lending industry, including ComUnity Lending Inc., Lender Velocity, MSC Advantage, Credit Flex, U.S. Home Ownership and Gateway VI Investments. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of TheraDep Technologies Inc., Yehu Bank, Huntington Farms, Steinbeck Country Produce and Hill Town Packing and Cooling. Darryl was educated as an economist, with a BA degree from Brigham Young University.

W. Darryl Fry
Board Member

Darryl is a founding member and director for South Valley Angels, an early stage angel investment group, and currently SVA’s lead investor for Spirosure, a medical device start-up. He has founded and/ or served as CEO of several businesses in the lending industry, including ComUnity Lending Inc., Lender Velocity, MSC Advantage, Credit Flex, U.S. Home Ownership and Gateway VI Investments. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of TheraDep Technologies Inc., Yehu Bank, Huntington Farms, Steinbeck Country Produce and Hill Town Packing and Cooling. Darryl was educated as an economist, with a BA degree from Brigham Young University.

Jim Hale
Board Member

Jim currently serves as CEO of I-V Access Technology. He previously was the Managing Director at Tramway Venture Partners in Santa Barbara, CA. Prior to that, he was COO of Linac Systems, leading the commercialization of its compact linear accelerator technology. He also spent seven years with Technology Ventures Corporation, helping build technology companies alongside investors and strategic partners; two of those companies were medical device companies. Before that, he was a sales and marketing executive in the food industry for two Fortune 500 companies. He has a BA from University of the Pacifc and an MA from the University of Minnesota.

Jim Hale
Board Member

Jim currently serves as CEO of I-V Access Technology. He previously was the Managing Director at Tramway Venture Partners in Santa Barbara, CA. Prior to that, he was COO of Linac Systems, leading the commercialization of its compact linear accelerator technology. He also spent seven years with Technology Ventures Corporation, helping build technology companies alongside investors and strategic partners; two of those companies were medical device companies. Before that, he was a sales and marketing executive in the food industry for two Fortune 500 companies. He has a BA from University of the Pacifc and an MA from the University of Minnesota.

Brian Miller
Board Member

Brian serves as President of I-V Access Technology Inc., continuing the legacy of his father’s creation. He co-founded this company with a mission to advocate for improved healthcare for patients by developing new technologies. Brian is also a nurse with over 10 years of experience, working in various hospital and correctional settings, including the emergency room, intensive care unit, medical surgical and telemetry floor. Previously, he owned and operated a clothing store along with an online medical scrubs design and distribution company. He attended Pepperdine University.

Brian Miller
Board Member

Brian serves as President of I-V Access Technology Inc., continuing the legacy of his father’s creation. He co-founded this company with a mission to advocate for improved healthcare for patients by developing new technologies. Brian is also a nurse with over 10 years of experience, working in various hospital and correctional settings, including the emergency room, intensive care unit, medical surgical and telemetry floor. Previously, he owned and operated a clothing store along with an online medical scrubs design and distribution company. He attended Pepperdine University.

Michael P. Salucci
Board Member

After attending Cal Poly State University, Michael began his career in technology with county government. In 1980 he founded Computer And Software Enterprises, Inc. (CASE) which developed proprietary MIS systems for large companies. For the last 30 years CASE’s focus has been in Banking and Financial Services and is recognized as the premier software solution in the asset based lending industry. Mike sold that company in 2015. He is also a Co-founder and board member of SLO Seed Ventures,. an Angel Group which finances early stage companies. He serves on the board and is an investor in LeftLane Sports.

Michael P. Salucci
Board Member

After attending Cal Poly State University, Michael began his career in technology with county government. In 1980 he founded Computer And Software Enterprises, Inc. (CASE) which developed proprietary MIS systems for large companies. For the last 30 years CASE’s focus has been in Banking and Financial Services and is recognized as the premier software solution in the asset based lending industry. Mike sold that company in 2015. He is also a Co-founder and board member of SLO Seed Ventures,. an Angel Group which finances early stage companies. He serves on the board and is an investor in LeftLane Sports.

CONTACT US

If you would like to stay up to date on VenaGlide news or have questions, please contact us.

I-V Access Technology, Inc.
email: mailto:info@ivatinc.com
phone: 505-250-0250