About Medichanical Engineering

Medichanical Engineering ApS (ME) was founded as a consequence of a new invention – X-pander – made by Poul Torben Nielsen (PTN); chief surgeon in orthopedics and responsible for hip and knee arthroplasties (implants) in Northern Jutland, Denmark. The idea for the invention emerged from existing challenges in the everyday work of PTN and other orthopedic surgeons, challenges regarding fixation of the pelvic component (the cup) of a hip implant.

For the early development of X-pander, PTN teamed up with engineers Eske W. Petersen (EWP) and Søren G. Buch (SGB) and together they developed the first prototypes of X-pander. By January 2011 the potential of the project was so obvious that the team could attract the interest of the Danish venture fund Seed Capital. ME was then founded by PTN, EWP and SGB. DTU Symbion INNOVATION and Seed Capital provided the resources needed to take X-pander through clinical trials, achieve proof of concept and onto the market.

 

 

Management

 

Eske W. Petersen

Co-founder and CEO

eske@medichanical.com

Eske W Petersen

 

For 8 years Eske has gained experience as project manager, consultant and CEO within the med-tech field. As a young entrepreneur he was winning prestigious prizes in various national entrepreneurial contests. Today his main functions are to scale the medichanical business, secure funding and ensure strategic business development.

 

Career & education:
• CEO, Medichanical Engineering

• Business development consultant and owner of Team-Mediconsult
• Business development & entrepreneurship with SEA
• Engineer – Manufacturing technology – Aalborg University

 

 

Søren G. Buch

Co-founder and COO
QA/RA responsible

buch@medichanical.com

Søren G. Buch

 

By developing a price winning organization that manages and commercializes public Healthcare innovation (Ideklinikken at Aalborg University Hospital) Søren Buch has experience in the fields of strategy development, business development, project management, technology scouting, user-driven innovation and law..

 

Career & education:
• COO, Medichanical Engineering
• Business Developer & Project Manager, The Northern Region of Denmark
• Technology Scout, The Ideas Clinic – Aalborg University Hospital
• MBA Århus University
• Engineer - Manufacturing technology – Aalborg University

 

 

 

Board of Directors

 

Claus Hansen

Chairman

ch@ortoinnovation.com

Claus Hansen

 

Claus is a certified, professional board member with +20 years of sales- and marketing experience within the orthopaedic field. He has worked both on a Nordic level and within the EMEA region on a senior level. Claus is an experienced leader with extensive knowledge about strategy, general management and all aspects of introducing a new medical device to the market.

 

 

 

 

 

Finn Andersen

Board member

fa@seedcapital.dk

Jón Ingi Benediktsson

 

Finn Andersen is Investment Manager at Seed Capital and has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, general management at CEO level and strategy responsibility mostly in the IT sector. Among others as CEO of Computer Management and Vice-president of Computer Science Cooperation (CSC) in the Nordic countries. He has been in the venture capital sector for
the last 15 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poul T. Nielsen

Co-founder and board member

Poul T. Nielsen

 

Poul T. Nielsen has more than 30 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon inserting artificial hip joints. Today (since 2003) he holds the title as Clinical Director and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Northern Orthopaedic Devision, Aalborg University Hospital. Since 1998 he has been Ph.D-adviser on several projects and his bibliography of scientific papers on hip and knee science is extensive. Since 1993 he has been a member of the Org. Community of the National Danish Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Registers.

 

 

 

 

Henrik Lasthein

Board member

henriklasthein@gmail.com

Henrik Lasthein

 

Henrik spent 15 years with 3M in sales and marketing in the Cardiovascular and orthopedic area, before working briefly for Terumo in the Nordic area.
Then building his own business for 15 years within the same field and now as CEO for Hemedic ApS. He brings knowledge within distribution and sales/marketing to our organization.

 

 


 

 

Morten Heide

Board member

mh@cobis.dk

Morten Heide

 

Morten Heide PhD, Partner Accelerace Management


Educated from the Royal Veterinary- and Agricultural University of Copenhagen, More than 25 years of experience in commercialization of life science from both sides of the table. Management and senior management positions in Novo Nordisk, ThermoFischer, BioImage and University of Aarhus. He holds positions as board member on several life science and medical device companies.