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Jack Kent, MBA, MPH

Mr. Kent is an experienced medical device executive with significant prior work leading companies in efforts to deliver novel technology and positively impact patient care. In his most recent endeavor, Mr. Kent directed 6 product development projects from concept to delivery. These products are now available in the United States, the European Union, and Canada. His team successfully navigated FDA reviews, CE Mark reviews, FDA inspections, and ISO 13485 Notified Body audits – among other activities. Mr. Kent has worked with diverse product types, ranging in specialty (e.g., IR, GI, ORTH), use (therapeutic/diagnostic), and other characteristics (e.g., electrical, single-use vs. reusable, sterile/nonsterile, software).

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CoapTech News for Summer 2018

Sep 6, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Jack Kent, MBA, MPH posted in Updates from CoapTech


With Labor Day bringing the unofficial end to summer, here's a quick recap of our Summer Milestones:
  • The spring conference season dovetailed into increased clinical interest over the summer. Several interested doctors followed up with us directly to pursue clinical research opportunities. Stay tuned for more updates on this - and of course, if you're interested in research at your institution, see our early adopter page.
  • Summer also yielded CoapTech's first commercial-level manufacturing effort. We are excited to share some pictures below. Subsequent lots are in the works. 

  • Final product testing is underway for FDA (and CE Mark) technical files. Preliminary test results have been promising - including our GLP canine study in June.

  • The company just won an award for "Medical Device Incubator Company of the Year" for Maryland Incubators! A big Thank You to everyone who helped us along the way. 


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BioWorld MedTech Features CoapTech PUMA-G System

Sep 3, 2018 10:36:00 AM / by Jack Kent, MBA, MPH posted in Featured in the News


Inserting feeding tubes is a common practice, but patients often have to go to the surgical suite for them to be placed. A Baltimore startup is looking to change this situation with its Point-of-care Ultrasound Magnet Aligned (PUMA) system.  Read more
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Baltimore Business Journal Covers CoapTech Funding Round and Move Towards FDA Clearance

Jul 24, 2018 10:19:00 AM / by Jack Kent, MBA, MPH posted in Insider, Featured in the News


Major funders involved in the round included the National Institutes of Health, UM Ventures, Maryland Technology Development Corp. and the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program, as well as local angel investors. Read  More
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CoapTech European Patent Release

Jul 18, 2018 6:28:06 PM / by Jack Kent, MBA, MPH


CoapTech Granted European Patent for PUMA Technology

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Dec 8, 2016 10:26:00 AM / by Jack Kent, MBA, MPH posted in Updates from CoapTech, Featured in the News


Steven Tropello and Howard Carolan are working on new technology to make feeding tube placement faster, easier, and safer.  Read more
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University of Maryland Ventures Shares Plans to Work Together with CoapTech to Commercialize PUMA-G Novel Feeding Tube Placement Procedure

Nov 29, 2016 10:34:00 AM / by Jack Kent, MBA, MPH posted in Insider, Featured in the News


- Start-up Company Developing Safer, Less Expensive Gastrostomy Method

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