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Cupris was founded by Jules Hamann, a Consultant ENT Surgeon, and Paul Thomas, an award-winning designer and entrepreneur, to develop medical devices that exploit smartphone technology to improve healthcare communication.

Jules felt that a significant proportion of the patients he saw in clinic could be cared for without coming to see him in person. We believe that smartphone technology can enable examinations to take place closer to the patient's home and away from over-crowded hospitals. 

Jules,  Paul and Mike believe that providing equal access to healthcare for everyone is an essential step in the future of healthcare and want to enable patients to be treated wherever they are, no matter how remote.

OUR MISSION

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Each employee at Cupris Health cares deeply about revolutionising healthcare delivery and making a profound difference to people's lives through the work that we do.

We empower patients and create better tools for healthcare professionals to provide improved care. We enhance existing relationships between doctors and patients using ubiquitous technology to transform healthcare communication. We allow healthcare professionals to discuss patient cases with their peers and request specialist advice from their colleagues to improve patient outcomes.

 

 

 

Our Team

Meet the team behind Cupris!

 
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MIKE PALLETT
CEO

Prior to working his way up from 'Ear Test Dummy' to 'Senior Ear Test Dummy' in over 3 years at Cupris, Mike completed an MBA at London Business School and spent 5 years in investment banking IT.  In his spare time, Mike can be found manufacturing Cupris office furniture by hand.

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JULIAN HAMANN
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

A co-founder of Cupris, Jules is also a Consultant ENT & Thyroid Surgeon in the NHS, an experienced medical device developer and has an MBA from the Imperial college. He loves camping with his kids...

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PAUL THOMAS
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

Paul co-founded Cupris and is an award-winning product designer and entrepreneur with two successful startups under his belt. He was a key player in development from concept through to mass production of the world's best ever selling consumer electronic device, the Nokia 1100, and can identify helicopters by their sound... test him!

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HELENE VIATGE
COO

Helene has 8 years' experience in the medical device and health insurance industry. She is in charge of Cupris Business Development, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Project management, and is a volleyball ace in her spare time (ask her about 'Jeanne et Serge'!!)

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MANISH PATEL
CTO

Manish has been in software development for over 15 years. More recently he has co-founded 2 technology start-ups. When Manish isn't banging his head on a keyboard he's spending time with his children. And yes, he has thankfully been banned from turning them into geeks. 

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REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Orla is a recent MA graduate in Medical Law & Ethics from King’s College London. She is looking after all things regulatory at Cupris and delving into the world of information security. She enjoys singing a note or playing a tune in her spare time. 

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Khalid elbiecy

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Khalid has over 27-years of experience with pharmaceutical multinationals in the Middle East & North Africa in marketing, sales and management. Khalid established a generics company in the Middle East in 2008 before moving to London with his family in 2016 to pursue new challenges in the medical device space.

 

 thank you to all of these organisations
that have provided invaluable support to Cupris