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Origin and Vision

PacificMD Biotech was founded based on the principle of delivering breakthrough technology to our physician partners in order to fulfill unmet needs in delivering optimal patient care.

The identity of the company embraces innovation in biotechnology that meets rigorous clinical testing while focusing on handing value to physicians and superlative results for their patients.

PacificMD Biotech embeds all our technological advances and products with carefully developed and researched IP as well as thoughtfully conceived business models.

These allow our corporate partners to achieve significant value and advance physician-patient partnerships.

Our Portfolio

VISIONAIR
REAI
GUIDENT
ENtVISION

About Us

Brian H.

Weeks, M.D.

Ashley

Sikand, M.D.

Jet

Palushi

Sohini

Roychowdhury, PhD

Doug

Gastright

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*VISIONAIR™, REAI™, GUIDENT™, ENtVISION™ are not cleared by the FDA or CE mark.
VISIONAIR
PacificMD has taken a first of its kind approach in using AI to determine airflow obstruction in real time via its proprietary software VISIONAIR™. The VISIONAIR™ software has been trained to recognize challenging anatomical regions enabling surgeons for improved diagnostics.*
REAI
The REAl™ platform seamlessly and securely integrates data generated during procedures with the cloud. Our cloud application adds value by meaningfully providing ongoing indicators and metrics to the clinicians and patients.*
GUIDENT
When new procedures are introduced, at times there are questions from clinicians whether the treatment is delivered at the anatomical site. With complex anatomies many times also there is a need to guide the clinicians in order to reduce the time it takes them to reach these regions of the anatomy. GUIDENT™ reduces these challenges by integrating Augmented Reality (AR) with well thought Deep Learning algorithms that can guide the clinicians in real time to the targeted anatomy as well as provide continues feedback through the procedure.*
ENtVISION
Advanced digital endoscopic system with ergonomics designed specifically for the ENT surgeons with unparalleled image quality. The proprietary single use component, INTELLISHEATH™ , aims to make single use endoscopy a reality and affordable for everybody, without compromising image quality of the scope.*

CEO and Co-Founder

Brian H. Weeks, M.D

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Otolaryngology/Head-Neck Oncology & Reconstruction/Skull Base Surgery

At the Senta Medical Clinic, Dr. Brian Weeks specializes in diseases of the ear, nose, throat, as well as tumors of the head and neck region, including thyroid, parathyroid, and skull base tumors. He has advanced specialty training in endoscopic sinus surgery, and is a national/international leader in balloon sinuplasty surgery. Additionally, Dr. Week has expertise in minimally invasive surgeries of the head and neck, as well as head and neck reconstruction. His role in reconstruction of the head and neck includes management of skin cancers, facial defects and blemishes, and cosmetic imperfections. He also provides extensive knowledge in skin care, facial peels, and facial care products.

Brian H. Weeks, MD, was born in Chicago, IL, and grew up in San Diego, CA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Physiology, with emphasis in Neurosciences, in 1992, as an Honors graduate of the UCSD. He completed his Medical School at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, earning his Doctorate of Medicine in 1996. Doctor Brian Weeks completed his Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery training at The Baylor College of Medicine in The Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences in Houston, TX in 2002. His training included intensive clinical work at The Ben Taub General Hospital, The Methodist Hospital, St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital. He also completed extensive training at The MD Anderson Cancer Center, in the division of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery. During his training, he completed a 6-month research fellowship in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, studying the biologic behavior of skin cancers, and how and why they develop.

Dr. Brian Weeks is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery & a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery. He is also an active member of the San Diego Society of Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery. He has authored or presented numerous scientific works focused on head and neck tumors, skull base disorders, and head & neck reconstruction.

He is actively involved in technology advances in the field of head and neck surgery, and serves as an expert consultant and advisor for numerous medical device companies. He also serves as a consultant for numerous professional musicians and recording artists, as well as professional athletes in a variety of sports.

CMO and Co-Founder

Ashley Sikand, MD

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Dr. Sikand is a partner physician at Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants of Nevada and the founder of Nevada Sinus Relief. He has pioneered office-based and minimally invasive treatments for sinus and nasal disorders and Nevada Sinus Relief has served as a Center of Excellence and training site for ENT surgeons across the United States and Canada for over a decade.

Dr. Sikand has authored numerous academic articles including the first publications on the topic of office based balloon sinus dilation and treatment of recurrent sinus infections with office based management. He is dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes for his patients driven by science and superior technology.

Ashley Sikand, MD graduated from the University of Alberta School of Medicine and completed residency training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He then pursued fellowship training at the California Ear Institute at Stanford, Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Sikand was also a visiting fellow at the University Hospital in Zurich Switzerland where he studied advanced skull base and neurotolgic surgery.

Dr. Sikand is committed to providing individualized care and treatment plans for his patients. His philosophy is to provide well developed options for each patient and discuss a comprehensive strategy for successful outcomes. He also enjoys teaching both colleagues and physicians in training and has previously served faculty positions at the University of Washington, University of Southern California and University of Nevada, Reno. He currently serves as assistant professor at Touro University and the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas. Dr. Sikand has published research studies over the last 15 years that have positioned Nevada Sinus Relief at the cutting edge of evaluating less invasive office based treatment options.

CTO

Jet Palushi

Jet is an entrepreneur, engineer and leader building the next generation of smart medical devices and the talented teams who deliver them. He currently is leading the first wave of AI and advanced digital endoscopy platforms from conceptualization to commercialization for PacificMD Biotech, an incubator co-founded by two practicing ENT surgeons.

Prior to PacificMD Biotech, he was the Director of R&D for an electrophysiology startup where he successfully led his team in integrating their proprietary Irreversible Electroporation generator with third party Electroanatomic Mapping (EAM) systems and catheters.

Jet spent more than 15 years working with Johnson & Johnson MedTech supporting multiple surgical specialties, functions and companies. At J&J he learned across a wide range of new technologies while delivering multiple products to the market. Jet and his team were awarded the highest award for innovation, the Johnson Medal, for their contribution and leadership in the design, development and successful launch of the TruDi Navigation System for ENT procedures.

Jet enjoys innovating alongside talented surgeons, whose collaboration has resulted in more than 100 filed or granted patents across a wide range of surgical spaces and technologies.

He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering (BE), Electrical Engineering (ME), Computer Science (MS) and Systems Engineering (ME), all from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. Jet loves reading, running as well as building prototypes in his lab in Irvine, CA.

Scientific Advisor

Sohini Roychowdhury, PhD

Dr. Sohini Roychowdhury is a part of the Founding team and Curriculum Director at an Ed-Tech Startup called FourthBrain that provides specialized hands-on courses in the field of Machine Learning and AI.

Dr. Roychowdhury comes from both the academic and industry worlds of applied ML/AI. Prior to her entrepreneurial venture she was the Sr. Manager of Autonomous Drive and Head of University Relations at VolvoCars USA, and prior to that a tenure track Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at a University of Washington campus. She has applied machine learning and AI models on problems ranging from epidemiology, medical imaging, supply chain management, computer vision for autonomous driving modules and e-Commerce streamlining for over 12 years now. Till date she has over 55 academic research papers and 9 granted patents to her name and she continues to create educational content through blogs in Towards Data Science and her Youtube channel, AI with Sohini.

Corporate Counsel

Doug Gastright

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Doug is an intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on the protection and commercialization of technology through patents, transactional agreements, and general IP strategy and counsel. Prior to becoming an attorney, Doug worked as a software developer in the Cincinnati area for nearly ten years, including positions at The Kroger Co. and General Electric. With his extensive industry experience in software Doug can communicate effectively with inventors and owners on legal issues while also understanding many of the technical difficulties and concerns that are unique to the software world.

Doug has experience as the primary draftsman for nearly two hundred applications and has assisted with a variety of Office Action responses, examiner interviews, and other prosecution related tasks. Doug has used his experience as a software developer to identify and capture key innovations in software implemented inventions during discussions with inventors, and to communicate those innovations to patent examiners so that the underlying technology can be recognized as being distinct and patent eligible. He has considerable experience beyond application drafting and has assisted clients with master services agreements, software subscription agreements, website terms, patent due diligence issues, freedom to practice opinions, novelty searches, licensing of patents, assignment of patents, litigation research, and electronic discovery.

In May of 2013 Doug completed his Juris Doctor degree at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, graduating summa cum laude and ranked first in his class. In October of 2013, Doug passed the Ohio bar exam and registered to practice as an attorney in Ohio. In August of 2014 Doug received a passing grade for the United States Patent Office Registration Examination for Patent Attorneys and received final approval to practice October 7, 2014.