Advisory Board

The Accentus Medical team liaise closely with leading scientists, physicians and business advisors to create innovative and functional technologies and products for unmet needs in orthopaedic and other implantable medical devices.

Professor Gordon BlunnScientific Advisor Dr Ameet BakhaiAdvisor on Cardiology Martin PickfordOrthopaedic Advisor Professor Owen AddisonAdvisor on Dental Implants

Professor Gordon Blunn

Scientific Advisor

Gordon is Head of the John Scales Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science at University College London. Internationally recognised as one of the top academics in his field, Gordon has extensive experience in orthopaedic medical devices, materials and musculoskeletal tissues, and has led many successful research projects funded by government bodies and orthopaedic companies.

His principal research interests include anti-microbial coatings for prostheses to prevent infection, fixation of implants to the skeleton, and material properties associated with joint replacements.

He has published several renowned papers on silver as a biocidal agent.

Dr Ameet Bakhai

Advisor on Cardiology

Ameet is a Consultant Cardiologist for the Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust and the Royal Free NHS Trust. His clinical interests include acute cardiology presentations such as angina and myocardial infarctions, and his research expertise is in the evaluation of clinical and cost effectiveness of cardiovascular therapies and disease prevention. He has conducted clinical research on anti-platelet agents and coronary drug eluting stents at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Clinical Research Institute and Royal Brompton Hospitals in Boston and London.

Ameet has 15 years experience in general medicine and cardiology, training at St Bartholomew’s, St Mary’s, Royal Brompton, Royal London and Royal Free Hospitals. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers, co-authored a book on understanding clinical trials, and is a member of several panels for the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). He is also a Principal Investigator of an International Registry, Recruiting Investigator in several multi-centre clinical trials
and a reviewer for numerous journals as well as an advisor to a variety of health care partners for
therapy development programmes and health economic modelling.

Martin Pickford

Orthopaedic Advisor

A co-founder of Accentus Medical, Martin played a leading role in the early commercial development of the Company following its incorporation in 2001. He moved to a consultancy role with the Company in January 2013. Martin spent his earlier management career at Corin and Zimmer and has over 30 years’ experience in the orthopaedic and medical device implant sector. He is the orthopaedic advisor to the UK National Joint Registry and Department of Health “Beyond Compliance” initiative.

Professor Owen Addison

Advisor on Dental Implants

Owen holds a position as Chair in Applied Biomaterials, and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, at University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, a leading UK dental school with global academic reputation. Having completed his PhD in Biomedical Material Science in 2007, and higher clinical specialist training in Restorative Dentistry in 2012, Owen is one of a very small number of dentally qualified academics to hold a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinician Scientist award. In 2013, he was awarded the International Association of Dental Research / Academy of Osseointegration Innovation in Implants Sciences Award.

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