Austin, TX, September 2020 – Richard Martin, Founder of OriGen Biomedical, has been inducted into the “Fellowship of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization” (FELSO) for his professional contributions to the advancement of the extracorporeal support community. In the history of the FELSO organization, Richard is the first non-clinician to have ever received this honor.
The FELSO induction award has been a tradition within the ECMO community for the last five years. It is an honor bestowed on select physicians, nurses, perfusionists, therapists, and researchers who have provided distinctive contributions to the global art and science of extracorporeal support delivery. Election to FELSO identifies global recognition of those who have advanced the field in diverse and lasting ways.
Richard founded OriGen Biomedical in 1997 after realizing the market need for a neonatal double lumen cannula. For over a decade OriGen was the sole global manufacturer of this product while continuing to develop lifesaving products used to support the ECMO community. Richard received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He began his career as a Navigator with the Electronic Warfare Office of the United States Air Force, receiving 2100+ flying/combat hours during the Vietnam War. He received his MBA from Pepperdine University and is a Registered Mechanical Engineer and Certified Quality Engineer.
“I’m both stunned and honored. I’d like to thank the committee and all the members of ELSO who made this possible. It’s a privilege to me to have been a part of the ECMO community for the last 25 years.” – Richard Martin, Founder of OriGen Biomedical
About ELSO: The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) is an international non-profit consortium of health care institutions who are dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel therapies for support of failing organ systems. Crucial is the promotion of a broad multidisciplinary collaboration. The primary mission of the Organization is to maintain a registry of, at least, use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in active ELSO centers.
About FELSO: Induction into Fellowship of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization is an honor bestowed on select physicians, nurses, perfusionists, therapists and researchers who have provided distinctive contributions to the global art and science of extracorporeal support delivery. Election to FELSO identifies global recognition of those who have advanced the field in diverse and lasting ways.
About OriGen Biomedical: OriGen Biomedical, Inc. is a leading producer of cryopreservation, cell culture, and intensive respiratory care products. OriGen’s focus is to produce a range of products to support the treatment of cancer, genetic conditions, and other life-threatening diseases. Our products are designed with the patient and user in mind and we strive to maintain excellent customer service to ensure that patient care is the priority.
OriGen Biomedical was founded in 1997 to create products for unmet market needs including a neo-natal catheter for VV ECMO. Quality is the foundation of all product designs at OriGen, and each product is produced with the intention that it will improve patient health. OriGen is certified annually to ISO 13485 standards, and regularly inspected by the FDA, ISO-certification organizations, MDSAP, and our customers. For more information, visit www.origen.com. Follow-us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/origen-biomedical/.