What started as an observation has turned into a passion.
Brian and Mike were both raised in a small beach community in Southern California. As a Mobile Medic and former Firefighter Paramedic, it was Brian that first realized there is an art to drawing a patient's blood and quickly learned that no two patients are the same. Brian witnessed an unpredictability inherent to the procedure, largely due to the lack of having proper patient positioning. Without proper position, Brian’s ability to access the patient’s vein successfully on his first attempt would go down. Children and adults with a fear of needles made the situation even worse. Should a patient suddenly move or flinch, Brian worried he could lose his grip and accidentally stick himself with an exposed needle. This was a problem that needed to be solved.
As a Medical Device Engineer, Mike was trained to solve complex medical problems by designing simple solutions for the healthcare worker. Early into their development, Brian and Mike realized today's phlebotomy chairs are not designed to meet the needs of the patient or the healthcare worker. With a singular vision that all healthcare workers should be given the right tools to be successful, Brian and Mike set out to create VeniSTAT.
Mike Di Lauro, CEO
Mr. Di Lauro has over 15 years of experience in R&D, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, quality management, and marketing within the medical device industry and is named as the first inventor on over 10 US and foreign patents. Mr. Di Lauro holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
Mr. Brenner has over 20 years of clinical experience as a certified Firefighter/Paramedic and Mobile Medic. Mr. Brenner received his paramedic certification from Southwestern College and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Fire Academy.
Amber Hogan Mitchell