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Hewlett E. Melton, Jr., Ph.D., President

Before forming Carlsen Melton Inc., Pete held faculty positions at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Duke University, and the University of Iowa. His research activities included electrophoresis, holography, electronic and optical measurements, medical applications of ultrasound, immunoassays, automated end-point and kinetic assays, and sensors. His administrative responsibilities included the Intensive Care Units committee, the isotope committee, and director of Graduate Studies in Pathology. He has also served as a consultant on a broad range of technologies and applications. Pete served as vice-president and technical director for cardiovascular ultrasound at Diasonics. At Hewlett-Packard's Medical Products Group Pete led and managed Advanced Projects for the Imaging Systems Division. At Hewlett-Packard Laboratories he managed the R&D efforts for Medical Imaging (MRI, ultrasound, and optics) and for DNA Diagnostics. He later managed the Medical Research Department at HP Labs covering all areas of applications, measurements, and instrumentation, and served as Principal Scientist for New Clinical Ventures. He has served on advisory boards for several venture capital companies. In addition, he has served as Chairman of the Industrial Advisory Board for Duke University's Center for Emerging Cardiovascular Technologies.

Pete has as an Associate Degree from Southern Technical, a B.S.E.E. and M.S. from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.




William F. Carlsen, Jr., Ph.D., Vice President

Before forming Carlsen Melton Inc., Bill worked in several academic laboratories designing and developing specialized instrumentation for high-energy physics and biophysics. At Stanford University Medical School he designed instrumentation for the study of cell membranes, proteins, immunoglobulins, and DNA using fluorescent probes and Raman spectroscopy. His graduate work at Stanford University Department of Applied Physics involved studying the initial events in the human visual system using picosecond time-resolved Raman spectroscopy. Then, at Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Bill led and managed advanced measurements R&D for in-vivo fiberoptic blood-gas sensors, and for patient airway gas analysis during anesthesia. In addition to R&D work, Bill helped in evaluating new markets and directions for the HP's Medical Products Group, including due diligence efforts for HP's business development unit. Bill then worked independently as a consultant for Sierra Electro-Optics, providing services covering a broad application range of optical instruments, electronic instruments, sensors, and medical devices. Bill was also President of M2X, Inc., a startup which developed a fiberoptic respiration monitor, providing clinicians a fast low-cost indication of patient well-being during MRI exams.

Bill has a B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.