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Florin Gheorghe

Arbutus Medical

Florin is the CEO at Arbutus medical, a socially-driven business with a pipeline of affordable, world-class medical devices that is re-thinking the way medtech markets can serve the poor, profitably. Their flagship product is a $400 alternative to existing $30,000 surgical drills that are critical to treating the millions of patients who break a bone in traffic accidents each year. Florin is a biomedical engineer turned social entrepreneur. While studying engineering at UBC, Florin consulted on agricultural market development in Zambia through Engineers Without Borders Canada. He then co-founded a manufacturing start-up in Ghana, promoting local procurement of engineering services to multinationals including Coca-Cola and Newmont Gold. While completing his Masters at UBC he spent 3 months living, breathing, and sleeping in operating rooms in Uganda in order to better understand local needs. Before Arbutus, Florin worked as a medical device innovation consultant at Continuum in Boston.

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