In this episode of Inside Startup Investing, host Chris Lustrino engages with Conor Cullinane, the Founder and CEO of Pirouette Medical. Conor shares his unique journey from aerospace engineering to launching a medical device startup aimed at revolutionizing the way medications like epinephrine and naloxone are administered. The discussion delves into the human-centered design philosophy behind Pirouette Medical’s innovative, disc-shaped auto-injector, designed for simplicity and ease of use, reflecting Conor’s personal experiences and professional expertise in biomedical engineering.

Highlights include…

  • Developing a better epinephrine auto-injector for portability and ease of use. (0:04)
  • Designing medical devices with a user-centric approach. (3:27)
  • Regulatory approval process for Pirouette Medical device combining drug products with a new drug application pathway, targeting 2026 approval (8:10)
  • Medical device patent protection. (13:53)
  • Medical device development, regulatory approval, and patient feedback. (18:05)