HealthTech Entrepreneur, Innovation Catalyst and Founder of Gastric Vest System
Dr. Raj Nihalani is Physician entrepreneur, expert in innovations in cardiovascular, obesity, metabolic disorders, spine fusion innovations, ophthalmology, m-heatlh, Ai, Big data platform, business development, M&A, regulatory strategy, Clinical Trials, Medical Technology Analysis /assessment, and clinical marketing.
Dr, Nihalani is one of the few medical device entrepreneurs who took the challenge of starting his own medical device company during 2008-2009 US economic recession. He invented and developed the Gastric Vest System which got acquired by Enteromedics in May 2017. The technology won the Most Innovative Product Award by CONNECT, San Diego in 2016 and is nominated for High Tech Innovation Award for 2017.
Dr Nihalani has worked for several start ups, mid and large companies like Guidant and Medtronic in his 20 years of medical device career. As a physician inventor he has several issued patents in weight loss technologies including gastric restriction, Intra- gastric technology . Patents in spine fusion surgery. Has over 20 patent pending applications.
He is constantly solving unmet clinical needs such as using Artificial intelligence in applications such as patient-physician interface. bio-electronic medicine, impact of bio-electronics on gut microbiota, drug metabolism, obesity, metabolic and cardiovascular regulation.
He is very active in the Orange County and Bay Area Medical Device and Healthcare community, he is :
- Founder of SEVEN Group: Scientific Entrepreneur & Venture Capital Network
- Founding Charter Member of TiE Orange County now TiE SouthCoast.
- RAC: Regulatory Affairs Certified USA