WHY WE EXISTGeorge's father-in-law developed a bedsore while at a skilled nursing facility, and nothing healed his bedsore. His pain, suffering and ultimate passing challenged us to develop an effective support surface that would help others suffering from bedsores. That's how PRS was born.
WHAT KEEPS US HAPPYWe have been fortunate enough to help customers improve their lives. Our customers are able to travel with a portable pressure relieving product, can now sleep through the night without pain keeping them awake, and have healed from bedsores, from wounds that had been growing in size until they started using the PURAP Mattress System. The customers' heartfelt gratitudes, which are often accompanied by a few tears, ours and theirs, encourage us to continue our work to help those who cannot help themselves and their loved ones.
WHO WE ARE
George Choi, Co-founder & CEOGeorge is the co-founder of PRS Medical and an experienced medical device executive. Before PRS Medical he was a founder, President and CEO of Pavad Medical, a venture funded obstructive sleep apnea company and also a co-founder of Therative Inc, a venture funded aesthetics company. For ten years, George was a General Partner at MedVentures Associates and led investments in many successful healthcare companies. He started his medical device career as a corporate lawyer with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati where he served as an outside general counsel for approximately 100 corporate clients.
Nikhil Bhat, Co-founder & Technical LeadNikhil Bhat is the co-founder of PRS Medical and an experienced medical device technologist. He is a hands-on engineering leader with track record of innovation with 8 issued patents and more than 30 patents pending. Before founding PRS Medical, he worked at Acclarent, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Ethicon company, developing technologies for treating pediatric otitis media. He started his medical device career at Pavad Medical, a venture funded sleep apnea company where he held several positions.