Our Company

MGI MEDICAL was formed to develop and bring to market the Pulse Flowmeter a new non-invasive potentially tranformative medical device. The Pulse Flowmeter was specifically developed for the early detection of blood loss. It provides the anesthesiologist, intensivist or cardiologist with ongoing quantitative measurement of blood flow to the vascular beds of a patient’s extremities. As is well known by physicians who care for unstable patients, blood pressure provides only limited information about pump function and volume status. Because systemic blood pressure is maintained at the expense of peripheral blood flow, when a patient is losing blood or experiencing pump failure, blood pressure is a lagging indicator. In the extreme case, shock ensues when the blood flow is insufficient to meet metabolic demands. The Pulse Flowmeter looks directly at the peripheral flow and, in combination with blood pressure, provides real time, continuous measurement of peripheral vascular resistance.

Knowledge of peripheral blood flow and peripheral vascular resistance is useful for the management of a wide variety of medical conditions and procedures.The Pulse Flowmeter has been formally and informally tested in a variety of locations and for a variety of applications.


The Principals:

Lloyd Marks, MD, MBA, FACC (President, CEO and founder) is a pediatric cardiologist and instrumentation engineer who invented the technology. He received his bachelors in electrical engineering from MIT, his MD from the University of Michigan and his MBA from the Haslam School of Business at the University of Tennessee. He holds 21 medical device patents. (Click to see detailed CV).

Michael Smith,  MSBME (Vice-President and founder) is the founder of General Devices, a successful medical device company operating in the emergency medical services market. He received his bachelors in electrical engineering and his masters in biomedical engineering from Farleigh Dickenson University. He holds 10 medical device patents. (Click to see Detailed CV).

Curtis Bashford, MSBME (MGI Partner, Business Advisor) has 30 years' experience in the medical device industry. He got his BS in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1987 and his Master's degree in biomedical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1997. Since 1986 he has worked at General Devices, a leader in Medical Communications technology, where he is now the President and CEO. (click here for detailed CV)

Gregory Lowe (MGI Partner and Chief Technology Officer) has 24 years of experience in the medical device industry. He received his bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Farleigh Dickenson University in 1992. Since then he has had a number of positions at General Devices where he is now the director of engineering. (click here for detailed CV)

Bin Zhu, PhD (MGI Partner and Chief of Software Development) has 20 years experience in the medical device industry. He got his MS and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Science and Technology in China in 1991 and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD in biomedical engineering at Rutgers University in 2001. Since 2003, Dr. Zhu has been the Senior Manager of Software Development at General Devices. (click here for detailed CV)

Medical Advisors

Dr. Michael Souter – Professor & Chief of Anesthesiology & Co-Director Critical Care Unit, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington (click for letter from Dr. Souter)

Dr. Seth Landa - Director of Obstetric Anesthesia, St. Joseph's Hospital, Paterson, NJ (click for letter from Dr. Landa)

Dr. Mark Zucker - Chief of Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Services and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ

Dr. Yehuda Ginosar - Director of Obstetric Anesthesia, Hadassah Hospital, Israel. click for letter from Dr. Ginosar (click for letter from Dr. Ginosar)

Dr. David Cohen - Vascular Cardiologist, Paramus, NJ (click for letter from Dr. Cohen)

Dr. Lawrence Gessman - Director of Electrophysiology, Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Brown's Mills, NJ (click for letter from Dr. Gessman)

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