Suresh Pai has over 25 years of commercial development and general management experience in a wide variety of medical device segments spanning plastic surgery implantables (Mentor/J&J), vascular stents (Cordis/J&J and SquareOne), stent-grafts for thoracic aortic aneurysms (ProGraft Medical/W.L. Gore), devices for crossing chronic total vascular occlusions (LuMend/J&J), carotid artery stents and embolic filters (Boston Scientific), and femoral closure device technologies (AccessClosure/Cardinal Health).
Suresh co-founded Axiom Technology Partners, a startup that developed a novel laparoscopic fascial closure device, which was acquired in 2012 by Teleflex Medical (NYSE: TFX) and most recently founded CogENT Therapeutics, an ear, nose and throat startup which developed and commercialized a unique hemostatic nasal packing technology which was acquired by Entellus Medical (NASDAQ: ENTL) in mid-2016.
Currently, Suresh is a Managing Partner at LamaMed Solutions, Inc., a Silicon Valley based medical device consultancy. He holds over fifty US and international patents covering a variety of technologies in the medical device field. Suresh holds a MS in biomedical engineering from the University of Miami and a BS in biomedical engineering from Tulane University.