Challenges Faced by Medical Device Companies: Part II

About Ian McDougall, BASc President & CEO of Evasc Medical Systems

Ian has an engineering degree from the University of British Columbia and has been working in the medical device sector for over 14 years. He has co-founded several medical device companies, leading the development of more than 6 intervention products from concept through to U.S. and European regulatory approval and commercialization. In 2005, Ian was recognised as one of the top 40 business people under the age of 40 in British Columbia Canada ('Top 40 Under 40').

About Evasc Medical Systems Corp.

Found in 2001, Evasc Medical Systems is focused on the commercialization of interventional vascular products. Evasc has proven expertise in medical device design, prototyping, and production. Evasc is currently concentrating on the commercialization of a device for improving the treatment of cerebral aneurysms. For more information, visit

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