Mission Driven Innovation
PDMA Carolinas | August 15, 2023
Mark Adkins, former chair of the PDMA and the CEO of the medical technology startup LeanMed, will explore this hypothesis through the lens of the development of the O2 Cube. A solar powered medical innovation that brings vital medical oxygen to the one billion people around the world that lack access. Just addressing the scourge of pediatric pneumonia, which kills 800,000 children every year, is one way innovation is making the world a better place to live.
About the Presenter
Mark Adkins, CEO of LeanMed
Mark Adkins is the CEO of LeanMed, a medical device company dedicated to bringing essential treatment to underserved regions through innovative technologies. Lean Med's first product, the O2 CUBE, delivers vital medical oxygen to patients of rural health clinics in developing nations. Mark also served as a director and chair of the Product Development and Management Association and is an advisor to the Center for Medical Innovation at the University of Pittsburgh. During his corporate & consulting career, Mark and his teams have led development projects that have launched numerous new products with lifetime sales of over $1B.