We were founded to improve vascular access devices with unique design innovations and technology through strategic partnerships.
Our mission is to improve Vascular Access devices and components with innovative
technologies that help minimize blood exposure, vein trauma, IV complications.
We currently have 8 patents issued and 7 pending.
Thomas J. Rocca is the Founder and Managing Partner of Seven Hills Properties, a successful, San Francisco-based real estate services and brokerage company. He has 30+ years of experience in acquisitions, development, and redevelopment of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. Over the course of his career Tom has developed projects for Seven Hills valued at over 500 Million Dollars. Currently Seven Hills manages, owns and operates projects in Oregon and California valued at 240 Million Dollars. Additionally, Tom is an Investor and Board Member of ASOCS Networks, an Israeli technology company in the Telco space. Tom is a licensed Real Estate Broker, a Certified Commercial Investment Member, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and is a graduate of the AMP and GMP programs at The Wharton School of Business.
Tom’s career spans more than 25 years of executive leadership in the medical device industry with extensive experience in the Vascular Access, IV Therapy, Infection Prevention and Pharmacy Admixture market segments. Tom has held key leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, Medex, Smiths Medical and most recently at B. Braun Medical as a VP of Medical Device and Pharmacy Systems and at Accuvein as VP Strategy and Marketing. Tom is the founder and principal of Sutton Consulting, LLC which advises domestic and global companies on strategy, marketing, and business development. Tom’s extensive background and deep network of medical industry executives, developers, leading clinicians and industry thought leaders has made him a “go to” expert. Tom has worked with inventors, start-ups, and established industry leaders to develop and design products and / or technologies, brand strategy, FDA clearances, commercialization, OEM partnerships and to accelerate market growth.
Tom has a Master of Business Administration and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina where he graduated with honors. He has additional studies in Executive Education at the Wharton School: Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Marketing. Tom is also a Board Member to the International Safety Center, a NPO committed to improving occupational safety in healthcare by minimizing sharps injury exposure to blood and body fluids. In his spare time, Tom’s passion is developing innovation and Intellectual Property as evidenced by his being a lead or co-inventor on ten issued patents to date.
Peg joined I-V Access Technology in 2016 as V.P. of Marketing. Peg has a long and extensive career in Vascular Access and medical devices, starting with Johnson & Johnson in direct field sales with several promotions to leadership positions in Sales Management and Domestic and Global Marketing. Peg has worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Smiths Medical, B. Braun Medical and Teleflex. Peg has overseen new product launches and is passionate about voicing the needs and wants of the healthcare practitioner in the development and application of new medical devices. Peg has a bachelor’s degree in Business and has completed several leadership, management and marketing courses in her career.
Dr. Schears is currently the Medical Director at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Trained as a pediatric Intensivist and anesthesiologist, Dr. Schears has a long standing interest in reducing patient complications and improving our approach to vascular access. He is on the editorial board for JAVA and serves on the AVA Board of Directors as Treasurer. He is very active with product development to help reduce complications and has given hundreds of presentations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Mitchell’s career has been focused on public health and occupational safety and health related to preventing infectious disease. She has worked in the public, private, and academic sectors. She is the President and Executive Director of the International Safety Center and she also runs a successful consulting business and functions as a science advisor and subject matter expert for NIH/NIEHS, OSHA, and other Washington-based firms for infectious disease and the COVID-19 response. She serves as a board member for several occupational health and infection prevention organizations. Dr. Mitchell holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Dr. Mitchell began her career as the first OSHA National Bloodborne Pathogens Coordinator and has received several Secretary of Labor Excellence awards for her work on bioterrorism and public preparedness. She holds a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a Master’s in Public Health from The George Washington University. She is certified in Public Health as a member of the very first CPH cohort offered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Dr. Mitchell published her first book “Preventing Occupational Exposures to Infectious Disease in Health Care” for professionals with responsibility for infection prevention and control and occupational health and safety programs.