Our Company

Dan Ladizinsky, MD


Dan practiced plastic and reconstructive surgery for 29 years, consulted to the medical technology and biotechnology industries for over 25 years, and founded Oxygenesys, LLC and Galaxea, LLC.  He has helped bring wound healing medical device products to market and had a successful exit when Oxygenesys was acquired. He is an expert in skin biology and wound healing, and an inventor/author on multiple US patents. As staff surgeon at Kaiser Permanente Northwest, he held the roles of Chief of Staff and Chief Surgical Officer where he was awarded Distinguished Physician. 

Jen Akeroyd, PhD
COO & Chair


Before co-inventing the SUTUREGARD® device, Jen published in the fields of skin cancer and wound healing. She has won funding for SUTUREGARD® Medical through grants and pitch competitions (Pitch Oregon seed stage winner). Jen was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017 by RAIN Oregon.

Bill Lear, MD


Bill is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, he has published extensively on the topic of surgical devices and reconstruction in several textbook chapters and in peer-reviewed journals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and of the American College of Mohs Surgeons and is the Program Director of the Samaritan Health Services Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program. 

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