About

About Magnetic Insight Inc.

Magnetic Insight is developing solutions in Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI), a ground-breaking technology that will overcome major deficiencies with current clinical and translational research imaging techniques.

Magnetic Insight Inc. was founded by one of the leading research groups in the global field of Magnetic Particle Imaging from UC Berkeley.

Support for this technology was realized through funding programs exceeding $12M, including major contributions from the Brain Initiative, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Keck foundation, and a University of California Discovery grant, jointly supported by General Electric and the State of California.

For partnering or investment opportunities, please contact info@magneticinsight.com.

Executive Leadership

Anna Christensen, PhD Read Bio

Anna Christensen, PhD

CEO, Co-founder

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Anna Christensen, PhD

CEO, Co-founder

Anna Christensen, PhD

Dr Christensen has spent the last 16 years commercializing platform technologies in imaging and diagnostics. Most recently, she led the in vivo imaging business for PerkinElmer Inc and Caliper Life Sciences as the global business leader.  Prior to Caliper Life Sciences, she held senior management positions at DiscoverX and Molecular Devices. In addition to her commercial experience, she holds advanced degrees in cell biology and neurobiology from UC San Diego and Copenhagen University.

Matthew Smith, PhD Read Bio

Matthew Smith, PhD

VP Global Sales

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Matthew Smith, PhD

VP Global Sales

Matthew Smith, PhD

Matthew has a 20 year record of introducing imaging innovation into the market. He has an established record of transforming businesses by developing exceptional leaders and building inclusive, integrated and high-performance teams. He holds advanced degrees in Chemistry and NMR.

Patrick Goodwill, PhD Read Bio

Patrick Goodwill, PhD

CTO, Co-founder

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Patrick Goodwill, PhD

CTO, Co-founder

Patrick Goodwill, PhD

Dr. Goodwill has spent the last 9 years leading the development team in Magnetic Particle Imaging at UC Berkeley. In his role, he has designed and built five prototype MPI scanners, and developed the x-space reconstruction systems theory that enables quantitative, high-quality MPI images.  Dr. Goodwill has a PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, and a  B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to UC Berkeley, Dr. Goodwill designed microprocessors at Intel Corporation.

The Board

Anna Christensen, PhD Read Bio

Anna Christensen, PhD

CEO, Co-founder

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Anna Christensen, PhD

CEO, Co-founder

Anna Christensen, PhD

Dr Christensen has spent the last 16 years commercializing platform technologies in imaging and diagnostics. Most recently, she led the in vivo imaging business for PerkinElmer Inc and Caliper Life Sciences as the global business leader.  Prior to Caliper Life Sciences, she held senior management positions at DiscoverX and Molecular Devices. In addition to her commercial experience, she holds advanced degrees in cell biology and neurobiology from UC San Diego and Copenhagen University.

Patrick Goodwill, PhD Read Bio

Patrick Goodwill, PhD

CTO, Co-founder

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Patrick Goodwill, PhD

CTO, Co-founder

Patrick Goodwill, PhD

Dr. Goodwill has spent the last 9 years leading the development team in Magnetic Particle Imaging at UC Berkeley. In his role, he has designed and built five prototype MPI scanners, and developed the x-space reconstruction systems theory that enables quantitative, high-quality MPI images.  Dr. Goodwill has a PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley, and a  B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to UC Berkeley, Dr. Goodwill designed microprocessors at Intel Corporation.

Weijia (Victor) Wang Read Bio

Weijia (Victor) Wang

CEG Ventures

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Weijia (Victor) Wang

CEG Ventures

Weijia (Victor) Wang
Jeffrey Depew Read Bio

Jeffrey Depew

Sand Hill Angels

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Jeffrey Depew

Sand Hill Angels

Jeffrey Depew

The Advisors

Mike Harsh Read Bio

Mike Harsh

Commercial Advisor, CTO GE Healthcare

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Mike Harsh

Commercial Advisor, CTO GE Healthcare

Mike Harsh

Mr. Michael (Mike) Harsh is co-founder of Terapede Systems with over 36 years’ experience in healthcare technology, focused on diagnostic imaging. He served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for GE Healthcare, a $17 billion division of General Electric. As the Global Technology Leader of Imaging Technologies at GE Global Research, he led the research for X-Ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, PET and Optical Imaging, and the research associated with computer visualization/image analysis and superconducting systems. Mike was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, for his significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering field. Additionally, Mike holds numerous U.S. patents in the field of Medical Imaging and Instrumentation.  Mike received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he is a member of the University of Wisconsin Madison  Industrial Advisory Board to the College of Engineering.

Steven Conolly, PhD Read Bio

Steven Conolly, PhD

Co-founder, MPI Professor at UC Berkeley

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Steven Conolly, PhD

Co-founder, MPI Professor at UC Berkeley

Steven Conolly, PhD

Prof. Conolly is a the Montford Cook Professor of Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science at the University of California Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, where he developed new types of MRI scanners for over twenty years. At Berkeley he has applied his knowledge of building new imaging systems to MPI. He has a history of innovation, and for his many inventions, he was named one of only 24 people named a Stanford Outstanding Inventor.

Max Wintermark MD Read Bio

Max Wintermark MD

Medical Advisor, Chief Neuroradiology Stanford

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Max Wintermark MD

Medical Advisor, Chief Neuroradiology Stanford

Max Wintermark MD

Dr. Wintermark is currently a Professor of Radiology and the Chief of Neuroradiology at the Stanford University. His specific interest and expertise is in stroke, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, movement disorders and psychiatric disorders. He chairs on the research committees for the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) and the imaging working group of the NINDS-funded stroke clinical trial network (StrokeNET).

Craig Coombs, PhD Read Bio

Craig Coombs, PhD

Regulatory Advisor, The FDA Navigator, Medtronics

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Craig Coombs, PhD

Regulatory Advisor, The FDA Navigator, Medtronics

Craig Coombs, PhD

Craig Coombs has been the head of Coombs Medical Device Consulting since 1998. His group specializes in hands-on, innovative, US and European regulatory strategies for start-ups and companies that need to change their business strategies. Their skills also include cost-effective first-in-man or VC milestone clinical trial design, management and analysis. Mr. Coombs received his BS in Biology from Stanford University. He is a former Vice President of Medtronic in the areas of Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and Clinical Studies.  Mr. Coombs is adjunct faculty for the University of California (Santa Cruz) in Medical Device Submissions and a frequently invited speaker at industry and government regulatory affairs seminars.

David Panzarella Read Bio

David Panzarella

Commercial Advisor, The Commercial Strategist, PerkinElmer

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David Panzarella

Commercial Advisor, The Commercial Strategist, PerkinElmer

David Panzarella

Mr. Panzarella has over 12 years of experience within research imaging, leading the global commercial infrastructure which included sales, service, field applications and customer support for PerkinElmer, Caliper Life Sciences and Xenogen. He has become a cornerstone within preclinical imaging in developing strategic customer partnerships while setting the bar for technology support within the imaging community. Prior to joining Xenogen, he held commercial positions with Biospace, Cerner, WebMD and Critikon (a J&J company). He has a BS degree in Marketing and Business Administration from Wright State University and an MBA in Finance from the Hagan School of Business at Iona College.

The Team

Steve Suddarth, PhD Read Bio

Steve Suddarth, PhD

Sr Engineer

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Steve Suddarth, PhD

Sr Engineer

Steve Suddarth, PhD
Blayne Kettlewell Read Bio

Blayne Kettlewell

Systems Engineer

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Blayne Kettlewell

Systems Engineer

Blayne Kettlewell
Daniel Hensley Read Bio

Daniel Hensley

Software & Applications

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Daniel Hensley

Software & Applications

Daniel Hensley
Prachi Pandit, PhD Read Bio

Prachi Pandit, PhD

Technical Applications

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Prachi Pandit, PhD

Technical Applications

Prachi Pandit, PhD
Kevin Ong Read Bio

Kevin Ong

Software Development

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Kevin Ong

Software Development

Kevin Ong
Justin Konkle, PhD Read Bio

Justin Konkle, PhD

Dir of R&D Software

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Justin Konkle, PhD

Dir of R&D Software

Justin Konkle, PhD
John Schmidt, PhD Read Bio

John Schmidt, PhD

Lead Systems Engineer

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John Schmidt, PhD

Lead Systems Engineer

John Schmidt, PhD
Colleen Sullivan Read Bio

Colleen Sullivan

Marketing & Administration

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Colleen Sullivan

Marketing & Administration

Colleen Sullivan
Jeff Gaudet, PhD Read Bio

Jeff Gaudet, PhD

Application Scientist

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Jeff Gaudet, PhD

Application Scientist

Jeff Gaudet, PhD