Paul Magnin spent 17 years as a key contributor to Hewlett-Packard’s Ultrasound Imaging business. He was the R&D Manager of Hewlett-Packard’s Imaging Systems business from 1992 through 1995 and General Manager from 1996 through 1998. From 1999 through 2003, Dr. Magnin was the President and CEO of LightLab Imaging. LightLab Imaging, a medical device start-up company, brought to market a proprietary technology that employs infrared light to make images with resolution on the micron scale for Cardiology, Endoscopy, Neurology, and Surgical Microscopy. He managed the company from the start-up phase through the sale of the company to Goodman Ltd. Subsequently he was the Founder and CEO of Novelis, Inc. a privately funded start-up focused on guiding therapy for crossing Chronic Total Occlusions. Novelis was sold to Volcano Corporation in 2008.
Dr. Magnin is an advisor and board member of a number of medical device start-up companies and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ultrasonix Medical Corp. in Vancouver, BC. He holds over 20 patents and has authored over 20 scientific journal articles. He has been studying and working in medical imaging since 1977 while an undergraduate at Princeton University. In 1981 he completed his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University where he was part of the Ultrasonic Imaging research team.