Joel Douglas is highly qualified for the technical aspect of working in fields spanning from medical to mechanical, electrical, and software. He is personally responsible for multiple inventions and has in-depth understanding of the business world. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Douglas is also a registered US Patent Agent and holds Professional Engineering licenses in several states. He is the named inventor on 103 U.S. patents and numerous foreign patents.
He is skilled at helping small companies create valuable digital and technological assets and has successfully turned multiple businesses around. He also understands the complex requirements of working with the FDA and has personally overseen the authored 510(k)’s for class I/II devices.
He started his career in General Dynamics and United Nuclear, where he held various positions over a period of more than a decade. He then moved on to become the Manager of Automation at Komag the innovator in high density thin filmed disks for disk drives. He joined LifeScan as a Senior Program Manager. His next position was at Amira Medical, which he co-founded in 1995 and served as its Chief Technology Officer. He founded the company to develop and commercialize the first alternate site blood glucose monitoring system. The company was successfully acquired by Roche Diagnostics in 2001.
In 1999, He co-founded another company, Sterling Medivations, where he again served as the Chief Technology Officer until 2001. The company received approval for 24 FDA 510(k)s during a period of a year and a half. At the same time, the company filed 8 patents in the U.S. and 5 foreign ones.
From 2001 to 2004, Douglas served as the Chief Technology Officer at SimpleChoice, where he was responsible for pushing the regulatory approval and R&D of the organization. He wrote 4 successful FDA 510(k) clearances and developed the company’s strategy for 9 SimpleChoice products, including the SimpleChoice easy subdermal infusion technology. The first subdermal infusion product for the insulin pump market place. He secured both patents and a 510(k) for this innovative product. He also personally oversaw the launching of the company’s manufacturing in the US and Mexico for two separate products.
For the next 8 years, Douglas served as the CTO for his next company, Mystic Technology Partners. He founded the organization with the idea of driving new product development through careful, selective partnering, intended to extend the company’s capabilities while leveraging those of other organizations. Various new products were pushed to the market during that time, including developments in security marking, RFID, energy and fuel cells, and more. The company additionally developed specialized fuel and battery cells for the US Navy in a successful cooperation project. The company was sold to Simplified energy solutions.
In 2007, Douglas founded eGen, where he presided as the CTO until 2011. The company was first to the market with its low-flow hydrokinetic system, which featured significant improvements over competing products on the market at the time. The company established a prominent name for itself through its innovations and was sold to an independent investor group.
At Engineered Carbon Solutions, which Douglas founded in 2014, he oversaw the creation of pellets made from a new hybrid material that combined biomass and coal. The product was an improvement in energy and price point and drew significant attention from multiple sides of the market. Part of that was its ability to efficiently work with the currently available pellet heating stoves and boilers that are popular on the market.
He founded Loon Medical in 2013 and was responsible for the design and development of CareSentinel and CareCom, a Bluetooth BLE system, and a mobile medical alert system, respectively. The company’s products featured an innovative approach to their functionality, with push notifications, automatic SMS forwarding, cloud storage, and the integration of various detection sensors.
- State of Connecticut (License 12557)
- State of Florida (License 81722)
- State of Vermont (License 018.0134756)
- Multiple Multi-Million Dollar Exits
- Named Inventor on 103 Patents
- Board of Directors, NAPP
- Author on multiple FDA Approvals