Siddharth Desai is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Pristine Surgical Inc. In this startup company, Siddharth is leading the technological development in the Arthroscopy, Laparoscopy Gastroscopy and the large spectrum of imaging science. Siddharth’s role is to lead the company’s innovation roadmap and develop the company’s product portfolio that significantly challenges the current surgical landscape. Siddharth led the development and the introduction of the first single use, 4K arthroscope. Siddharth has an extensive R&D, Operations and Technical leadership experience across a broad spectrum of medical devices, including significant experience in Biomedical, Optical, Infusion, Combination Products, Orthopedics, and Pain Management products. He has been involved in developing a vast array of products, from ‘head to toe’ with innovative phacoemulsification equipment, Intraocular lenses, combination drug delivery products, ultrasound gel less solution and single use endoscopes.
Furthermore, customer intimacy is an integral part of his working methodology. Siddharth has led R&D and Operations for Baxter Healthcare, Allergan, Kimberley Clark, and MicroAire Surgical spanning over 30 years. He has launched three startup companies with expert and innovative clinicians.
Siddharth has managed operations and also led operations engineering leadership in a vast array of companies and over the entire globe. He has managed operations, led transfer of products from several plants to low-cost facilities. He has developed comprehensive supply chain strategies: from California to Boston, Germany to Greece, Penang to Fuzhou. His focus is always to manage optimum solutions through intellectual and operations efficiency focus.
Prior to joining Pristine, Siddharth was the Chief Technology and Operations Officer for Integrated Endoscopy. He has worked in a variety of capacity in the industry as the president of a startup company in Ultrasound, vice president of engineering and a hands-on engineer. Sidd’s ability to convert ideas into real products has resulted into innovative products that help human lives with a comprehensive patent portfolio of over 35 patents. He has presented his ideas, learning experiences at a variety of industry forums. He has a BS, MS in Engineering and an Executive MBA.