Develops medical devices for worldwide infectious disease market


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Core Diagnostics:
Fast Facts

Our founders saw the potential in developing inexpensive home testing devices for the infectious disease market, starting with COVID-19. With very complimentary backgrounds and skills in the space -- covering IT, chemistry and medical device development -- they decided to initially introduce a specimen collection device as a fast and painless alternative to the long-stem cotton swab for more accurate COVID-19 testing. The end result is a test unlike any other.



Global Problem Caused by a Global Pandemic
We need better and more accurate testing -- not tomorrow, but right now!

Shortcomings are obvious and significant:

Test is not foolproof

May lead to false positives or inconclusive results

Is inherently flawed because the test cannot adequately retrieve enough specimens collection 100% of the time

It is also, by far, the least inviting/most painful way to get tested for COVID-19

One Incredible Solution
What the world has been waiting for

Designed as an easy, single-use nasal wash aspirator, NACD:

Offers an innovative nozzle and shaped vial that gently sprays sterile fluid into a patient’s nasal cavity and collects the nasal wash back into the vial

Allows for the largest sample size to be collected (outside of a hospital)

Knows that larger sample sizes will significantly reduce false negatives

Was built to be a user-friendly application that removes barrier to use from discomfort

Why We’ll Lead

Built by a quality team, our COVID-19 test is current in the FDA emergency use authorization process. We are about to start testing with an outside consultant and expect to complete the process in November.

This is a Category 1 Device; once certification is complete, we will be shipping the product (could do $1,000,000 in revenue – gross margin is over 50%).

And we could be self-funding the rest of our initiatives by the middle of next year.

Traction & Accomplishments

American-Made Diagnostics

The Cap & Cannula, molded using polypropylene 362OWZ (High-Density Polyethylene) at Piranha Color Systems in Santa Clara, CA.

The Bellow bottle is purchased from LF America its molded-in class 8 cleanroom using 80% EVA 1020 VN5 & 20% LDPE Purell PE 1840 H material.

ePack Flexible Packaging in Austin, Texas, produces the foil pouch (a purchased part).

Meet The Team

John Haughey | CEO

  • 35 years of experience in Operations and Sales
  • Managed $2B global sales revenue at Conner Peripherals
  • Held executive positions including SVP, Seagate Technology, APAC; EVP, Conner Peripherals Executive; President and CEO, OR Technologies; SVP of Global Operations’, BluStor PMC Corporation 

Vince McCord | CFO

  • 30+ years of financial management and executive experience
  • He has served as CFO for 13 private, venture-backed startups and one public company
  • Offers a blend of financial and operations management experience across technology business environments 

George Robinson | VP Operations

  • 40+ years of experience to the team in Technical Support Management, Operations, and Facilities
  • Held senior management positions at Shugart Associates
  • Founder and President of Flexstar Corporation Inc., Greystone Technology Inc., OR Technology, Inc. and Private Label Executive Gifts Inc.
  • Holds a patent on a Bay for Receiving Removable Peripheral Devices 

Wilma Mangan MS | CTO

  • 25 years of experience in point of care assay development and has worked extensively in lateral flow assays
  • Mangan has developed assays for multiple commercial POC products and is an inventor and co-inventor in 13 patents
  • She has managed at least five products from conception to FDA 510K approval
  • Her strengths are in product development, US regulatory affairs and international regulations 

Dr. Ali Khan | Senior Medical Advisor

  • Dr. Khan is a retired assistant surgeon general and is the third dean at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health
  • Previously, he served at the CDC for 23 years before retiring as the director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • During his time at the CDC, Dr. Khan led and responded to numerous high-profile domestic and international public health emergencies 

Finis Conner | Strategic Advisor

  • More than 30 years of experience in managing and guiding technology companies with a focus on those providing disruptive solutions
  • Former co-founder of two Fortune 500 companies, Seagate Technologies and Conner Peripherals
  • Holds multiple patents with innovative form factors and looks to apply his deep experience in rapid growth scaling, logistics and operations, raising capital, and executive leadership 

Shep Bentley | Regulatory & Clinical Affairs (FDA) Advisor

  • President and Principal consultant for Bentley Biomedical Consulting LLC, where he is responsible for regulatory strategies leading to FDA approvals
  • With over 35 years in the related medical and med-tech field, he has taken multiple companies from startup to exit by acquisition and looks to apply that experience here 

Dr. Chris Landon MD, FAAP, FCCP, CMD | Senior Medical Advisor

  • For the past three decades Dr. Landon has been the Director of Pediatrics at Ventura County Medical Center
  • Background in medical device development and overseeing clinical trials
  • CEO of the Landon Pediatric Foundation

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