Empowering clinicians and carers with innovative patient-centred technologies to deliver a better standard of care and better outcomes for the healthcare system.
Setting the stage for a new era of healthcare
Lenexa Medical was founded by a team of talented graduates from the Stanford-born BioDesign Innovation course at the University of Melbourne. Here they developed a deep understanding of the challenges facing the healthcare industry, working directly alongside medical practitioners.
The team identified a major problem in the healthcare system: the high incidence, cost, and suffering associated with pressure injuries and set about to develop a breakthrough solution that could vastly improve the overall standard of care.
Drawing on their knowledge and insight, LenexaCARE® was developed – an innovative technology that has the potential to transform the way pressure injuries are prevented.
Lenexa Medical is setting the stage for a new era of healthcare, one that prioritises patient outcomes, quality care and innovation.
From left to right: Manvi Yelle, Ajit Ravindran, Will Yang, Hailey Kim and Derek Fan.
Founders and Executive Directors
Ajit Ravindran - CEO
Commercial Strategy, Operations, and Business Development
Ajit is a Management Consultant with more than 15 years of experience across health and financial services. He has worked in large commercial organisations such as ANZ and Medibank across strategy, innovation, product development, marketing, operations and has deep knowledge of the health landscape. Ajit is passionate about affordable quality care for patients and reducing the financial burden to families and the healthcare system.
Will Yang - CSO
Product Development, Clinical Development and Biomedical Research
Will is a Biomedical Engineer with product development, medical technology, research and clinical trials experience. He has also worked at The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne in research. Will is driven by a desire to see great ideas benefit the people who need them most, and is passionate about improving clinical outcomes and making sure that good research isn’t left on paper.
Leanne Daly - NED
MAICD, GRAD GIA
Leanne is an entrepreneurial professional with expertise across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, life sciences & research sectors in Australasia, Europe, and the USA.
She is a Business Development Director at Imagion Biosystems, Member of AusMedTech and BioMelbourne and brings over 20 years of experience and is well connected to the MedTech Industry both in Australia and overseas.
Michael Woods - NED
Michael spent 13 years as an investment banker, funds manager, and project manager working internationally. He has also advised Australian businesses on capital raising strategies and managed investments of more than $2 billion. Michael now pursues his passion for the life sciences and brings his extensive strategic, commercial, financial, and project management expertise to Lenexa Medical.
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Meet Our Advisors
A/Prof Marc Budge
Clinical Director at Bendigo Health
Lenexa Medical’s Chief Health Adviser, Clinical Director of Integrated Care Services at Bendigo Health and A/Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Monash University. Marc has deep speciality in the care for elderly patients and expertise in pressure injury management.
CEO of DB results
Gavin has over 30 years of experience across multiple industries including health. He is passionate about transforming the Health Industry with the help of digital patient-centric solutions developed in partnership with clinicians, patients, and technology partners.
Dr Fred Davis
Former CEO of Invetech
Fred has 30+ years of experience in advanced technology product development. He has deep knowledge in innovation, new product development, operations level management of R&D, manufacturing, and the establishment of strategic partnerships.
Former General Manager of Hillrom (ANZ Region)
Paul has a wealth of experience in commercial, sales, marketing, and executive-level management with Hillrom/Welch-Allyn, ResMed, GE, and Roche. He has deep experience in capital raising and listings as well as in hospital monitoring and high-value hospital beds.
Former Director of Sales and Corporate Accounts for Hillrom (ANZ Region)
Julie spent 15+ years at Hillrom and brings a wealth of experience in hospital bed sales as well as a strong network of key opinion leaders across all major hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. She is an expert in beds, surfaces, and pressure injury prevention.
Prof David Grayden
Clifford Chair of Neural Engineering, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne
David is a pioneer of Biodesign Innovation in Australia and is a key technical and engineering contributor to leading Australian medical device innovations such as the Bionic Eye, Bionic Ear, and Strentrode. David has deep biomedical and electrical engineering expertise.
Innovation, Product Management and Market Development
With over 20 years of professional experience in new product development, market share expansion, and business leadership, Chris has experience in patient care and has expertise in the area of developing innovative technologies to reduce the risk of pressure injuries.
A/Prof Tam Nguyen
Deputy Director of Research at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Tam is the Deputy Director of Research at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne responsible for research strategy, business development and research administration. Tam has extensive networks to researchers and clinicians and advises on clinical strategy.
Dr Vinayak Smith
Healthcare Innovator and Physician Scientist at Monash University
Vinayak specialises in early medical device innovation and trial design. As a medical doctor and specialist in health technology assessment, Vinayak’s experience in MedTech commercialisation has helped to guide the team in clinical and research development.