Mintz is pleased to congratulate Bob Rogers, CEO of Ivera Medical Corporation who was named Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year by the San Diego Business Journal. He was honored at an awards ceremony for Healthcare Champions at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park on September 18th.
“Bob Rogers epitomizes the qualities of a great entrepreneur. He has the vision to identify a need, the focus to transform an idea into reality and the insightfulness to empower his team so that they share his passion for success,” said Eddie Wang Rodriguez, Managing Member of Mintz San Diego office. “I have been honored to work with Bob since he started Ivera in 2007 and can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award.”
Ivera Medical, and its flagship product Curos® Disinfecting Port Protectors represent an entire market that Mr. Rogers created. Bloodstream infections are a significant problem in healthcare, having severe financial consequences, and causing serious health issues for patients. The idea behind Curos is to change clinician behavior and eliminate technique variability in device disinfection in order to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Of receiving the award Mr. Rogers said, “Given the number and quality of entrepreneurs in this area, it is really an honor to be recognized. My interest has always been to identify solutions to problems that have defied prior efforts, and given the great history San Diego has with product innovation, it is humbling to receive this consideration.”