Our Story

At 410 Medical our mission is to develop simple tools that help health care providers improve the care of critically ill patients.  Current methods of fluid resuscitation have significant limitations, often leading to inadequate resuscitation.  In critically ill or injured patients, optimal fluid resuscitation can improve outcomes and save lives.

410 Medical takes its name from the calculation of fluid delivery goals in pediatric septic shock.   The ACCM/PALS guidelines call for 20ml/kg of fluid in the first 5 minutes, 40ml/kg in 10 minutes, and 60ml/kg with in the first 15 minutes.  40ml/kg is an early practical goal in critically ill children, but is difficult to achieve in clinical practice.  LifeFlow was designed to help providers meet this goal in every patient (4 x 10ml/kg boluses over 10 minutes = 410).

Our time and energy are focused using our collective skills and abilities to educate providers and policy makers on the importance of fluid resuscitation and ensure that clinicians have the best tools for providing timely and effective care.  We strive to be compassionate, intelligent, science- and outcome-driven partners in the shared goal of providing the best care to patients.  “Let each one use the skills he has been given to serve others…” 1 Peter 4:10

410 Team

Kyle Chenet

CEO
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Kyle has nearly 20 years of life sciences business and operations experience. Most recently he was founder and CEO of Lq3 Pharmaceuticals, a company dedicated to developing novel medicines to treat oral, head, and neck diseases. Prior to launching Lq3, Kyle had a variety of leadership operational and business roles at Liquidia Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories and Biolex Therapeutics. Kyle holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Stanford University.

Kyle’s favorite movies are Braveheart and Inside Out.

Mark Piehl

CMO and Co-founder
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Dr. Mark Piehl is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric intensivist who loves taking care of critically ill children, teaching pediatric emergency medicine to others, and dreaming up better ways to care for sick kids. He received his medical degree with honors from the UNC School of Medicine and his master’s degree in public health from the UNC School of Public Health. Mark is a pediatric intensivist at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC, and served as Medical Director of the WakeMed Children’s Hospital from 2009-2015.  He is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, and has a clinical faculty appointment in Pediatrics at Duke University.  Mark is very happily married with three awesome kids.

He is enjoying using Twitter to learn about and promote innovations in pediatric care.  Mark’s goal is to one day have more than 14 Twitter followers (so please go follow him now!). 

Galen Robertson

COO
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Galen has 15 years of medical device operations and research experience. He has previously developed and launched products from Harmonic vessel sealers to endoscopic staplers to robotic surgical systems, at both large companies (JNJ) and smaller startups. Galen has completed development and commercial launch of 10+ product families, and has more than 45 US patents. He received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Galen enjoys travel and has visited every state in the US.   

Mike Russell

VP, Sales
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Mike has 25+ years of experience in Medical Device sales and clinical training. He was part of Ethicon EndoSurgery/Johnson & Johnson during the laparoscopic surgical revolution in the 1990’s. Most recently he was Vice President of Sales at Americas for Aerogen, a cutting-edge aerosol drug delivery system for patients in respiratory distress. Prior to Aerogen, he held Sales and Clinical management positions for various start-ups. Mike holds a BA in Business Management from North Carolina State University.

Mike’s personal interests revolve around his faith and his family.

Bob Titkemeyer

VP of Quality & Regulatory
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Bob has more than 30 years of experience placing innovative medical devices on the domestic and international market including Vidacare’s EZ-IO intraosseous vascular access devices and Kinetic Concepts Inc. wound healing and patient support surface products. Bob’s experience includes establishing Quality/Regulatory and Operations functions and selection and control of contract resources. Bob has extensive knowledge of the domestic and international regulatory process to market device in major markets around the world.

Bob enjoys living on 12 acres in the hill country of Texas with his wife, Karen, and two dogs, Rusty and River.

Christine O’Neill

Clinical Manager
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Christine brings more than 25 years of clinical nursing experience in the fields of Emergency, Pediatric Intensive Care, Transport and Simulation Education Specialist. She did her nursing education at both Georgetown University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

She has 4 older children and enjoys traveling and spending time on Oak Island with family and friends.

Andrew Lane

Senior Design Engineer
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Andrew has over 7 years of experience in medical product development and has designed surgical and critical care devices. Most recently he worked at TransEnterix where he designed electrosurgical instruments for both laparoscopic and robotic surgical platforms. He holds a BS from UNC-Chapel Hill in Biomedical Engineering and an MS from NC State in Mechanical Engineering.

Andrew is a licensed private pilot and enjoys working on his 1977 MG convertible.

Glen Edwards

Clinical Specialist
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Glen is a former paramedic and flight nurse; he’s worked in adult and pediatric critical care for almost 30 years. He loves helping people, patient care, and getting to know his patients and their families. Glen went to Rutgers University for his BS in public health and has also obtained his EMT-P certification and his RN license. He loves to travel and do anything outdoors – hiking, biking, kayaking to name a few.

His motto and favorite quote is from J.R.R. Tolkien: “Not all those who wander are lost.”

Savannah Carlsen

Associate R&D Engineer
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Savannah was born and raised in Mahopac, New York. She moved to Atlanta where she attended and graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with Highest Honors and a BS in Biomedical Engineering. She now lives in Durham where she can walk to work.

A fun fact about Savannah is that she knows all the words to the movie Shrek. 

Carla Hoffman

Sales & Marketing Coordinator
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Carla provides operational, sales and marketing support to the 410 team. She held IT project management roles for several years after graduating from UNC-CH and before taking on the ultimate project-management job of being a mom to three great kids. More recently she has had operational management experience with seed-stage technology startups.

Carla enjoys hiking, camping, and bluegrass music.

Jaime Bakker

Controller
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Jaime has 20 years of experience in the finance/accounting field.  She has done everything from Aircraft to Winery accounting.

Jaime has two small children and in her free time she enjoys camping and working in her garden.

Board of Directors

Kyle Chenet

CEO
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Kyle has nearly 20 years of life sciences business and operations experience. Most recently he was founder and CEO of Lq3 Pharmaceuticals, a company dedicated to developing novel medicines to treat oral, head, and neck diseases. Prior to launching Lq3, Kyle had a variety of leadership operational and business roles at Liquidia Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott Laboratories and Biolex Therapeutics. Kyle holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Stanford University.

Kyle’s favorite movies are Braveheart and Inside Out.

Mike Liddell

Board Member
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Mike served as the CEO and the Chairman of the Board of Gulfport Energy Corporation, a publically held company, from July 1998 to December 2005, and remained as Chairman of the Board until June 2013. He served as the CEO of DLB Oil & Gas Inc., a publicly held company, from October 1994 to April 1998 and served as its Director from 1991 to 1998. Mike has been the Chairman of Windsor Energy Resources Inc. since December 2005. Mike currently serves as Chairman for El Toro Resources, LLC and serves as leadership to Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. where he provides strategic leadership and direction to these entities and is primarily responsible for business plan development and execution serving as a liaison to the partners at Wexford Capital, L.P.

Larry Miller

Board Member
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Dr. Larry Miller is a serial entrepreneur and inventor, holding over 120 patents worldwide.  He is the leading authority on intraosseous access and is always looking for unique solutions to significant medical problems. Larry has extensive emergency medicine experience and has held a diversity of roles, including EMS medical director for over 15 different EMS agencies. He has obtained 18 FDA device approvals and was the founder of Vidacare and the inventor of the EZ-IO. Larry is currently the CEO of CertaDose, Inc.

Larry enjoys combining his medical expertise with helping others, travel, volunteerism, and photography.

Mark Piehl

CMO and Co-founder
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Dr. Mark Piehl is a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric intensivist who loves taking care of critically ill children, teaching pediatric emergency medicine to others, and dreaming up better ways to care for sick kids. He received his medical degree with honors from the UNC School of Medicine and his master’s degree in public health from the UNC School of Public Health. Mark is a pediatric intensivist at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC, and served as Medical Director of the WakeMed Children’s Hospital from 2009-2015.  He is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, and has a clinical faculty appointment in Pediatrics at Duke University.  Mark is very happily married with three awesome kids.

He is enjoying using Twitter to learn about and promote innovations in pediatric care.  Mark’s goal is to one day have more than 14 Twitter followers (so please go follow him now!). 

Luke Roush

Co-founder
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Luke Roush co-founded 410 Medical alongside Dr. Piehl in 2013. He is currently a Managing Principal of Sovereign’s Capital, the venture capital firm which he co-founded in 2012. Previously, Luke has twelve years of experience in global commercialization and business development at venture-backed and Fortune 500 companies. He was Vice President for Sales, Marketing, and Business Development at TransEnterix, a medical device company that developed and commercialized a minimally invasive surgical system in the US, Europe, and Middle East. Prior to joining TransEnterix, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Liquidia Technologies, a nanotechnology company focused on biopharmaceutical applications. Mr. Roush was also global marketing manager for Boston Scientific’s neurovascular stroke business. Mr. Roush graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, and earned his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business.

Travis Whitfill

Board Member
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Travis is a venture capital partner at Bios Partners and is the co-founder of several biotech and healthcare companies. Travis serves on the board of several companies, and he also is the Senior Analyst at Bios Research, which provides consulting and short-focused healthcare market research to hedge funds. Travis also holds a faculty appointment at the Yale School of Medicine in Pediatrics as an active researcher and serves on the executive board of INSPIRE, which is a large, international pediatric research organization devoted to improving pediatric care. He holds dozens of grants, publications, and patents. Travis received scientific training at several leading academic institutions, including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Duke University, and Yale University. He has a Masters of Public Health from Yale with an emphasis on molecular epidemiology.