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Talis Equity LLC
711 Park Avenue Suite 201
Talis Equity is a private investment firm based in Medina, NY, providing capital and operational expertise to privately-held technology companies. Our mission is to cultivate cutting-edge technologies that transform the way we live and work.
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Roger Hungerford founded ...
Roger Hungerford founded Talis Equity in 2009 to further invest in transformative medical and software technology after three decades leading SIGMA, an intravenous infusion pump designer and manufacturer.
SIGMA was bought and sold twice by Roger (founder, CEO and lead designer) and his management team.
SIGMA I was formed in 1982 and sold in September 1987 to Smith's Industries of London, for $8.5 million.
repurchased SIGMA in 1992 for $4 million and later resold 40% of it to Baxter Healthcare in April 2009 for $100 million, followed by the remaining 60% in April 2012 for a further $149 million.
SIGMA became the technological leader in "smart" IV pumps during the period of 2005 to 2012, eventually installing nearly 100,000 pumps per year in 2011 and 2012 - all time industry records.
Smart IV pumps included embedded software artificial intelligence systems that could detect root causes of fatal Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) from nurse/doctor keypad entries.
licensed the first generation smart IV pump system from Dr. Nat Sims at Massachusetts General Hospital
II smart system eventually designed by Roger
employed four separate ADE prevention systems, the first of its kind.
During the three year period of 2009 to 2012, Roger
existing team and key new hires worked closely with Baxter.
Production scaled to 2200 pumps per week with a very difficult to manufacture product.
The recalled Baxter Colleague pump fleet was largely replaced, protecting Baxter's huge IV set/solution business.
SIGMA, now Baxter, continues to remain in Medina, NY, renting space from The Olde Pickle Factory industrial park, where Roger
and Talis Equity
are also located.
Baxter has been an excellent community partner in Medina and has taken extensive care of its employees and local suppliers.
H.J. Heinz Company (on site ...
H.J. Heinz Company (on site 1899-1969) and Fisher-Price Inc. (on site 1969-1997) occupied the facility for 98 years before Talis Equity CEO Roger Hungerford acquired the property in 1997.
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Axiom was founded by Roger L. Hungerford, a seasoned medical device executive and current CEO of Sigma International.
In addition to his success in building Sigma International, a medical device company that was recently acquired by Baxter Healthcare, Mr. Hungerford has been involved in multiple start-up ventures.
He currently serves as Suspension's Chairman of the Board.
Roger Hungerford Joins Board ...
Roger Hungerford Joins Board of Access Scientific | read more
Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network: Roger Hungerford Joins Board of Access Scientific (HSMN NewsFeed)
Roger Hungerford Joins Board of Access Scientific
Maker of The WAND Safety Introducer Adds Expertise to Penetrate $1 Billion Segment of Vascular Access Market
SAN DIEGO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Access Scientific, Inc.
, makers of the PICC WAND® and POWER WAND®, announced the addition of Roger Hungerford
to the Board of Directors.
Hungerford joins the organization as a result of his participation in the recent financing round at Access Scientific (ASI).
Hungerford is CEO of Axiom, an early-stage investment company specializing in medical devices and services.
He is also the founder and CEO of SIGMA International, which designs and manufactures smart infusion pumps for hospitals and professional care settings throughout the U.S.
"I'm excited to be associated with ASI's effort to create safer, more patient-friendly, less expensive approaches to vascular access," Hungerford
Dr. Steve Bierman, ASI's CEO, noted that Hungerford, as the inventor of SIGMA's Spectrum "Smart" intravenous infusion pump, is acutely aware of patient and healthcare worker safety issues.
is an excellent addition to our board," said Dr. Bierman.
Lovett Miller & Co. Portfolio Company, SIGMA International, Completes Strategic Investment Agreement with Baxter International Inc. > Lovett Miller & Co.
Upon closing of the investment, Roger Hungerford, founder and chief executive officer of SIGMA, stated, â€œWe are excited to work with Baxter, a well-established leader in the infusion systems market, to more rapidly introduce and expand Spectrumâ€™s presence in hospital and homecare settings.
We are also very pleased to have the Lovett Miller team involved.
Lovett Millerâ€™s extensive experience with rapidly growing companies, particularly in the healthcare related fields, has been a terrific asset for SIGMAâ€�.
W. Scott Miller, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Lovett Miller & Co., serves on the board of members of SIGMA. â€œWe are very pleased to be affiliated with Roger Hungerford and the rest of his management team.