Chief Executive OfficerMs. Krystle Attard Trevisan
Chief Operating OfficerNoel Vella Galea
Quality & Regulatory Affairs ManagerAntoine Zerafa
Technical ManagerBassam Slim
Sales DirectorJoannie Grima
Dr Attard Trevisan is the co-founder and CEO of Umana. Prior to Umana he founded and acted as Chief Scientific Officer of Neurotech International, a public company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), on which he still serves as a Non Executive Director. He holds a Doctorate in the field of Human Physiology and Neurophysiology and is a Research Fellow at the Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in Association with the University of Cambridge. Adrian has worked on numerous international research projects in the fields of physiology and biomedical sciences and has served as a board member of the Malta Group of Professional Engineering Institutions. He was awarded an innovation prize by the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Krystle is a Co-Founder of Umana, focused on Operations, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. She has years of experience in Quality Assurance through the creation from scratch of Quality Management Systems (ISO 13485) and submission of Technical files to the appropriate notified body. She has obtained and maintained CE Certification for Class IIa medical devices and has experience communicating with and writing applications for FDA. She has trained employees to maintain a high level of quality control in development and manufacturing. Furthermore, Krystle has two Masters Degrees in the Humanities.
Noel joined Umana Medical as Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs Manager. He brings with him over 23 years of work experience in Quality Management Systems which was achieved during his employment with several renowned organizations within the medical devices manufacturing sector globally. [Baxter Healthcare & Ecolab] He has worked in a variety of activities and roles, such as development and implementation of local & regional quality procedures, lead quality auditor, quality deployment training, drive standardization of processes for simplification, drive technical teams and product action teams on market quality issues, process and product validations, risk management, product registration on the markets, product dossiers etc.
Before joining Umana Medical as a Technical Manager, Antoine served as a General manager and then as a Technical Director of a successful outsourcing manufacturer whose clients included Playmobil, Toly Products, Methode Electronics and also developed its own innovative electronic commercial products. Antoine started his career specializing in Plastics, then through his career, has always managed technical operations. Antoine has applied his technical expertise extensively to project management for both the manufacturing and the development of products from plastics molding to electronics and software development.
Bassam Slim, Sales Director at Umana Medical, with over 15 years of experience managing distributors across multiple locations. He started his experience with Boston Scientific as a Team Leader with the operations department handling the Middle East and Africa region. He later moved into the distributor sales management with Boston Scientific covering the Urology, Gastroenterology and Interventional Cardiology products across the MENA, Iran and Pakistan region. With the move to Medtronic he was responsible to support the integration of the newly acquired Invatec organization within the MEA region; at a later stage launched the first Renal Denervation program in Middle East North Africa, Pakistan and Iran following the acquisition of ARDIAN. The most recent experience was in the Medtronic Diabetes Division where he covered the complex region of Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan, Iran, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar.
Joannie joined Umana as financial controller and is a qualified certified chartered accountant with nine years post qualification experience. Having started her career locally with a big four firm, she gained experience in financial services before moving to Dublin for over ten years where she worked for a number of multinational companies with her last position being that of a financial controller with Deutsche Bank. Having returned back to Malta, she has worked as a Head of Finance for a Lufthansa business, in public practice and also providing specialist advisory services to her own clients. Joannie is specialised in assisting finance functions with sorting and improving distressed management and statutory reporting processes and records, and also implementing new accounting software and related systems of control.
Professor of Human PhysiologyProf. Martin Cowie
Professor of CardiologyProf. E. Kevin Hall
Assistant Professor of PediatricsProf. Ajay Shah
Professor of CardiologyDr. Robert Greenbaum
Professor of CardiologyDr. Francesco Greco
Technical AdvisorIng. Laura Ferrari
Professor of human physiology at the Medical School of the Università degli Studi di Milano. Diploma d’Etudes Appofondies in neurophysiology / Doctorat de l‘Université at the Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris / Ph.D. Degree in neurological science at UNIMI, Italy. Research on sensory-motor integration and the control of voluntary movement
Professor of Cardiology (Health Services Research) and is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton (Imperial College) and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Research interests are in health technology assessment. He advises industry at all stages in the lifecycle of innovative products that can help improve the life-expectancy and quality of life of people with heart failure.
Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at Yale University School. Trained in Paediatric Cardiology at the Children‘s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania and completed a Senior Fellowship in Heart Failure and Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. Participant in national and international groups dedicated to mobile health research.
British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiovascular Division at King’s College London and King’s Health Partners AHSC. Practising cardiologist with interests in percutaneous coronary intervention, heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. Associate Editor of the American Journal of Physiology (Heart & Circulation) and the European Heart Journal.
1st Class Honours Degree in Physiology at University College London. Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and The American College of Cardiology / Senior consultant cardiologist at Barnet and The Royal Free Hospitals. Cardiology advisor to The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and was President of The Section of Cardiology of The Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr Greco is an Assistant Professor at the Graz University of Technology with the Institute of Solid State Physics. His experience and expertise, help found the foundations of the materials process which makes Umana’s products so seamless, functional and comfortable.
Dr Greco is one of the pioneers and leaders within the research of tattoo biosensor technology through award-winning and ground-breaking publications such as “Ultra-thin conductive free-standing PEDOT/PSS nanofilms” and “Tattoo Conductive Polymer Nanosheets for Skin‐Contact Applications”. In fact, his main research interests are in the field of polymer and nanocomposite functional and stimuli-responsive materials and interfaces with applications in micro-biorobotics and biomedicine.
Francesco Greco is the author of 31 peer-reviewed full papers (22 ISI papers), 3 book chapters, 5 applications of national and international patents and of several communications to international conferences. He serves as reviewer for several international journals in the fields of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanotechnology, Microrobotics.
Ing. Ferrari is a PhD fellow at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Insitute of Technology) working with the smart materials team to develop comfortable electrodes and electronics in the field of printed electronics. She is an Industrial Engineering Graduate from the University of Pisa and followed Post-Graduate Studies on BioMedical Engineering at the same University with the focus of her work being on the “Design, realization and characterization of an open-source inkjet printhead for the biofabricaton area”.
Ing. Ferrari is working tirelessly with the Umana Management Team to develop the high-quality and precise process workflow for the development of the Umana T1 Sensors.