Board of Directors
Mr. Niland joined Harpoon Medical as its president and CEO in 2014 and has since sold the company to Edwards Lifesciences for $100M upfront and up to $250M overall. A true entrepreneur, Harpoon Medical was Bill’s fourth medical device startup over a 25-year career in the medical device industry. He founded and was the Chief Business Officer of Vapotherm, a noninvasive ventilation company that pioneered a new treatment modality now known as “high flow nasal cannula therapy.” Earlier in his career Bill started and successfully managed two other healthcare companies which were eventually sold to Mediq Mobile X-ray and Vital Signs. Bill holds 12 patents for medical devices.
Mr. Hallenbeck has spent over 30 years working with inventors, entrepreneurs and university tech transfer offices in developing, funding, licensing and commercializing technology, especially biotechnology and medical technology. He has worked with universities and both small and large companies to develop and commercialize technology. Bob has done this both as a lawyer for Becton Dickinson but also as the head of business development and strategy, including a period where he ran BD's venture capital fund. Although Bob retired from BD in 2015 after nearly 28 years, he continues to be involved in technology transfer and development through his role as Chair of both the Maryland Innovation Initiative and the Maryland E-nnovation Program.
Jerry L. Prince, PhD
Dr. Prince is the William B. Kouwenhoven Professor of Computer Engineering, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He co-founded Diagnosoft, an MRI-based medical device company, and led the company to regulatory approval of their first product. Dr. Prince has over 25 years of experience in medical image analysis, more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and is regarded as a leader in the field. Among the awards he has received are the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award from the National Science Foundation and the Enduring Impact Award from the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society.
Mr. Narrow is Chief Executive Officer of Sonavex. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering awarded with Highest Distinction before receiving his Masters from Johns Hopkins University. He previously worked with multinational medical device companies to commercialize their technologies and provide long-term business strategy as a healthcare consultant at Health Advances LLC. Narrow was named 30 Under 30 in Healthcare by Forbes in 2016.
Devin O'Brien Coon, MD, MSE
Dr. O’Brien Coon is President of Sonavex, guiding development and pre-clinical testing. He is a surgeon at Johns Hopkins who also holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering. He has published over thirty peer reviewed publications and serves as a reviewer for the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has received numerous awards, including the Ross H. Musgrave Award for Excellence in Plastic Surgery, the Bert O'Malley Award for Best Scholarly Endeavor and is the only two time winner of the Plastic Surgery Foundation’s D. Ralph Millard award.