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Eric K. Y. Chan, PhD, FESC, FHRS

Avery MedTech Ventures
Medical Devices

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Redwood City, CA 94065
United States

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22

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Medical Device Manufacturers

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Dr. Eric Chan is Principal at Avery MedTech Ventures, a consulting practice he founded in 2009 that brings his 20+ years of medical devices experience to serve start-up to mid-sized companies.

At Avery MedTech Ventures, the focus is always on satisfying client needs in an expeditious manner, ranging from fundraising to all phases of MedTech development. His projects are literally ranging from engineering bench to patient bedside.

Ongoing and recent client projects include successful fundraising for a robotic pharmaceutical tracking and hospital dispensing system; successful fund raising for ambulatory ECG device company; Class II diagnostic software verification and validation; Class III RF ablation system verification and validation; Telehealth product conceptualization and market strategy; Atrial fibrillation clinical trial design; Implementation of lean manufacturing methods for Class III device manufacturing scale-up.

His present and previous clients include Abbott Vascular (California), Wireless Dx (Pennsylvania), EndoSense SA (Geneva), Micron Integrated Technologies (Massachusetts), Nihon Kohden (Tokyo), China ePharmAsyst (Beijing) and Cardima, Inc. (California).

Previous to his consulting practice, Dr. Chan was Chief Technology Officer at Cardima Inc., where he and his engineering team were responsible for designing, developing and improving manufacturing processes for products used in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. These products included electrophysiology mapping and ablation devices, as well as energy delivery surgical probes used in endoscopy-guided minimally invasive procedures to treat atrial fibrillation. He co-invented an Energy Management Device that controlled radiofrequency energy delivery through multiple electrodes situated on linear ablation catheters and minimally invasive surgical ablation probes. Dr. Chan also leveraged Cardima’s microcatheter technology and intellectual assets for joint-venture development projects to access, visualize and map the cardiac veins. This led to development of specialized devices for biventricular pacemaker lead placement, serving congestive heart failure programs at Medtronic, Inc. and Guidant, Inc., and resulting in an intellectual assets sale of $8m to Medtronic, Inc. with royalty-free license-back to Cardima, Inc.

Since Q3 2011, he has taken on the role of VP Research & Product Development at Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. (Fitchburg, MA.), where he is presently working on cloud-based arrhythmia diagnosis and related technologies. From 1991 to 1998, he was VP Engineering at Arrhythmia Research Technology, Inc. (Austin, TX.), where he directed and coordinated the development of computerized cardiac electrophysiology and hemodynamic systems in collaboration with Prucka Engineering (GE Healthcare) and Astro-Med, Inc.; digital Holter systems; and high resolution ECG systems. He also invented, developed and published on frequency domain algorithms for spectral analysis of fragmented electrical waveforms, in search of quantifiable markers of involved myocardial substrate. He then commercialized these algorithms as regulatory compliant diagnostic software packages.

Between 1985 and 1986, he worked as a Development Engineer on optical telemetry systems for Schlumberger-Austin Systems Center.

Dr. Chan has a BSEE (1982) from Purdue University, a MSE (1984) and PhD (1991) from the University of Texas at Austin. He completed the Global Bio-Executive Program at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business (2005). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE; he was elected a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology in 2003 and inducted as a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society in 2012. He has several U.S. and international patents, 30 peer-reviewed publications, and is an invited reviewer for the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.

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