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Next Step™ Team - Engineering

GILBERT KUYPERS

Co-Inventor and Technical Director, KM Medical
Previously with Philips Netherlands, Precision Engineering, NZ Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Metrology, Auckland Hospital Dept of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering. Gilbert established ASU Ltd servicing microscopes, ventilators and anaesthesia machines nationally. His ex-wife, a Neonatal Nurse, for many years lamented the shortcomings of current Neonatal Resuscitators and in doing so initiated R&D for The Next Step™ and the formation of KM Medical Ltd in 2008.

DR ENRICO HAEMMERLE

Dr Haemmerle is Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Head of School of Engineering Auckland University of Technology. Dr Haemmerle lectures in Technology Management and Mechatronics Engineering, he is an experienced product designer and has research interests in medical rehabilitation and support devices as well as zinc oxide and piezoelectric micro and nano systems.
Dr Haemmerle lectures in Technology Management and Mechatronics Engineering, he is an experienced product designer and has research interests in medical rehabilitation and support devices as well as zinc oxide and piezoelectric micro and nano systems.

Next Step™ Team - Clinical

DR PAUL MATHEWS

Dr Mathews is Associate Professor Dept. of Respiratory Care Education, Kansas University Medical Center. Dr Mathews is a Past President of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), a Project HOPE International Fellow, a Fellow of the College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) and of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP). He has served as a consultant to the FDA, USPHS, SUNY-Stony Brook, the government of Costa Rica, and the Mexican Respiratory Care Association. Professor Mathews has published numerous papers, essays, and columns in the professional literature, several books and book chapters, and has presented papers at many national and international professional meetings.

MR. MIKE CZERVINSKI

Mr Czervinski is Director of Clinical Education, Department of Respiratory Care Education and Head of Pediatrics/Neonatal and Pulmonary Diagnostics, Kansas University Medical Center. Mr Czervinski is the author of the textbook Perinatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care (3rd edition). His writings also include two chapters in another neonatal/paediatric textbook on CPAP and blood gas analysis and monitoring. Other publications include topics on CPAP and pressure limited ventilation. He has served on the neonatal/paediatric clinical practice guideline adhoc committee for the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Next Step™ Team - Partnering & Commercialisation

DR. JONATHAN SACKIER

Dr Sackier is Visiting Professor of Surgery at Oxford University Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. Dr Sackier has helped develop many medical technologies including laparoscopic surgery, amniotic stem cells and the first commercial surgical robot, AESOP. He speaks internationally on technology development & transfer and many aspects of healthcare, loves teaching & has published extensively (7 books, over 120 articles) and served multiple hospital and medical society leadership roles. He is a frequent commentator in the media (television, radio and print in USA, Europe and Australasia).

RICHARD MCCULLOCH

Co-Inventor, Managing Director KM Medical.
Following a bloodied CPR roadside encounter in 1990 he has specialised in the development, international marketing, licensing and sale of innovative respiratory equipment and its IP. He first co-designed and developed the Breath of Life® (linear) Manual Resuscitator, the IP for which was acquired by a Norwegian Multinational. He subsequently co-designed a range of Animal Respiratory equipment for Aspiration, Resuscitation, Aerosol Therapy, Anaesthesia and O2 Recovery and established distribution in 31 countries under the McCulloch Medical brand. In 2007 McCulloch Medical was acquired by a US Multinational, affording him the time to pursue R&D for The Next Step™. His work has won twelve International Awards