NURA Medical Inc. was founded in 2020, with the mission to provide healthcare professionals with innovative tools to improve patient health outcomes and to optimize clinical workflow.
Our multi-disciplinary team is comprised of three co-founders: Sofia Addab, BSc MSc (Chief Clinical Officer and regulatory affairs lead), Georgia Powell, BSc MSc Candidate (Chief Operating Officer and legal affairs lead), and Jean-Gabriel Lacombe, BEng MSc (Chief Executive Officer and engineering lead). Collectively, the co-founders have over 10 years of experience in clinical, engineering, and business fields.
NURA Medical has an extensive key opinion leader network consisting of our medical mentor, Dr. Ilana Bank, MDCM, FRCPC, FAAP (pediatric emergency medicine physician) and our business mentors; Steven Arless (biomedical technology entrepreneur) and Jack Cohen (business development mentor).
Georgia Powell is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of NURA Medical. She oversees the company’s day-to-day operations and takes the initiative in legal and corporate responsibilities. Georgia attends McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and is a Master of Science candidate in their Experimental Surgery program, with a concentration in Surgical Innovation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Victoria.
Sofia Addab is the Chief Clinical Officer and co-founder of NURA Medical. As a recent graduate from McGill University’s Experimental Surgery program where she conducted clinical research at the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada, Sofia is responsible for overseeing clinical testing of our products. Further, she maintains ties with healthcare professionals and leads regulatory affairs to bring NURA Medical to hospitals.
Jean-Gabriel is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for product development at NURA Medical. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Experimental Surgery with a concentration in surgical innovation. Prior to co-founding NURA, Jean-Gabriel worked in the aerospace sector and co-developed a novel surgical imaging system.
Dr. Ilana Bank, MDCM, FRCPC, FAAP
Dr. Ilana Bank is a pediatric emergency physician and associate professor of pediatrics at McGill University. She has over 20 years of experience in pediatric emergency care. Dr. Bank is the Director of the Pediatric Simulation Institute at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. In this capacity, she brings together interdisciplinary groups of health care professionals to optimize care in the emergency room. Dr. Bank’s commitment to the education of future health professionals has earned her numerous awards and honors, including the 2017 Faculty Honor Roll for Excellence in Education, the 2021-2022 Women in Leadership Award, and the 2020 Certificate of Achievement from the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME). At NURA, Dr. Bank serves as the medical mentor, providing the team with a network of emergency physicians and nurses, clinical expertise and insight in pediatric emergency medicine, and clinical environment for prototype testing.