About ECM Medical

ECM Medical is an international medical device company based in China and the US with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Changzhou, Hong Kong, Minneapolis and San Francisco. The top management of the company is a mix of American and Chinese executives with years of experience with medical device, life science, and investment companies in both China and the United States.

ECM Medical partners with western medical device firms to bring the best products to the Chinese market and works to ensure the products have the best access to the China market.

ECM licenses FDA approved products and then performs and funds the steps necessary to achieve China FDA approval before marketing and selling those products across China. ECM Medical becomes a self-funded division of its US partner companies, managing approval in the important Chinese market and an additional revenue stream with minimal financial or management distraction.

ECM Medical also has a consumer products division that follows the same method of licensing products from the US and distributing them in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

 

Management

BRIAN HAKIM – VP, USA

Brian Hakim has more than 20 years of experience in medical device development, marketing and pipeline strategy, primarily in the cardiovascular, orthopedic and drug delivery areas. Brian served in several pipeline and marketing roles at Medtronic, as Director of Marketing at Velomedix and as a cofounder at BioCardia, where he helped design Biocardia’s initial drug delivery catheter products. Earlier, Brian had lead engineering roles at both IsoStent and Baxter Healthcare. He has three patents and received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

ROGER LU – CEO, CHINA

Roger Lu has had over 19 years of experience in finance, business development and operations. Roger was the financial controller Shanghai Links Executive Community and Shanghai Ferragamo Company before co-founding PTL, a leading consulting, advisory and incubation platform between Israel and China. While at PTL, Roger helped healthcare companies like Lyco-Red and Tuttnaeur gain China market entry and companies like Collplant secure Chinese investment. Roger has an MBA from University of International Business and Economics and an undergraduate degree from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.

JULIANNE ZHOU – COO, CHINA

Julianne Zhou has devoted herself to a career in sales and marketing operations management. She excels in project management, team building, market analysis, and channel sales. During her ten years at large, state-owned enterprises, including Beijing Qingyun Aviation Instrument Company (an AVIC subsidiary) and Beijing Pantong Telecom, she successfully brought several foreign products to China, including CABLOFIL bridge from France and Delta Building Automation System from Canada, creating significant additional revenue for them. She also built the Pucka Cabling brand in China. Julianne obtained an EMBA from University of International Business and Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree from Tianjin University of Commerce.

JONATHAN HAKIM – VP MARKETING

Jonathan Hakim has 20 years of experience in Greater China with a focus on healthcare, IT and Venture Capital. Jonathan co-founded various internet companies including Boom Securities (Now Monex Boom Securities), TP Labs (Division of Crosby Capital (8088)), I and I Asia and Gorilla Asia before moving into healthcare. Jonathan worked with Synovate Healthcare, Ogilvy’s Healthcare Division and Berlin Chemie prior to building the international business for Beike Biotech. Jonathan has a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Northwestern University in Chicago.

 

Advisory Board

RICHARD KYLE

Dr. Kyle is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, the Past President of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, a Co-Founder and Past President of the Orthopedic Trauma Association and the Medical Director of Excelen Center for Bone & Joint Research and Education. Dr. Kyle holds sixteen patents on developments for orthopedic implants. He has worked extensively with major orthopedic companies including DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Zimmer, Biomet, and DJO on the designs for total hip and knee implants. He was one of the first surgeons to help design and use titanium orthopedic implants in the world. Among his designs are innovations in bone ingrowth, femoral and acetabular prosthesis for the hip, a total knee replacement system, cannulated screws with unique self tapping capabilities, multiple plates and screws for fixing fractures above joints, and intramedullary locking nails to fit long bone fractures.

ZHOU XIN           

Zhou Xin has fourteen years of experience in the medical device industry in China with a primary focus on orthopedics. He was with J&J for 9 years in various sales roles for DePuy and Synthes. He then became the Vice General Manager for MicroPort Medical and responsible for sales for both Shanghai MicroPort Orthopedics and Suzhou Health Medical companies before becoming the General Manager for Bonovo Orthopedics and leading both commercial and manufacturing operations of the company.

HU XIANG

Having studied and worked for more than 10 years in Sweden and Canada, Dr. Hu returned to China to focus on developing stem cell research. In July 2005, Dr. Hu founded Shenzhen Beike Biotechnology Co. Ltd. creating a platform for the advanced research of stem cell technology. For his outstanding achievements in the field of adult stem cell research and its clinical translation, Dr. Hu was listed in the “Thousand Talents Program (the Recruitment Program of Global Experts)” by the CPC Central Committee in 2008. Since September 2010, Dr. Xiang Hu has served as the Member of Standing Committee of the Regenerative Medicine Committee of the China Medical Biotech Association. He is also the Vice Director General of the National Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Hu received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of British Columbia (Canada).

SERAFIN SAMSON

Serafin has served as a Venture Partner for Affinity Capital, gaining over 12 years of healthcare venture capital experience through three VC fund cycles. Prior to Affinity, Fin served 12 years in the medical device industry with VC-backed orthopedic and spine device start-up companies where he led new product development projects from concept to commercialization including Orthomet and Spine-Tech. Fin has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from The Catholic University of America, a dual Masters in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.