Guest: Brent Barnes
Presenter: Tabetha Moreto
Guest Bio: Brent Barnes is the CEO and Managing Director of LBT Innovations. He is also a non-executive Director of Connek Pty Ltd, a Telecommunications and IT professional services company that subcontracts to major blue chip companies within the IT/T space. Brent spent 11 years gaining broad Senior Executive experience in a variety of roles with Australian medical device manufacturer Cochlear Limited. Brent relocated to the United States working for Cochlear Americas, where he held senior Operations and Sales roles based in Colorado and Texas. During this time, he established a US Manufacturing subsidiary, where product was manufactured and business audited by the FDA with no observations. Mr Barnes returned to Sydney in 2011 to take up roles including Director, Recipient Services & Operations (Asia-Pacific) and General Manager, Asia Growth Markets and Operations Director (Asia Pacific), which saw him spending 50% of his time in Asia. Brent also enjoys all sports and tries to keep fit. He’s a keen Aussie Rules follower, and a Life Member of Sydney’s North Shore Bombers AFC. He played Australian Rules football for the Denver Bulldogs during his time in the US.
Segment overview: Brent Barnes joins us in this segment to talk about WoundVue™, a handheld portable device that takes 2D and 3D images of chronic wounds for assessment and monitor its healing. The technology behind WoundVue™ originates from the principles of LBT Innovation’s FDA-approved APAS® platform, wherein the core machine learning algorithms are used to interpret tissue types and automatically provide surface area, volume and depth measurements.