Our Vision

Solving Problems Today for Patients Tomorrow

True Concepts focuses on reducing financial waste in the US healthcare system while improving patient outcomes.

A flagship series of novel, cost effective, technologies developed with the potential to save billions of dollars annually.

Our mission is to serve our community by delivering safe, effective and innovative solutions to clinical problems — faced, in many cases, by our very own team members.

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Our team represents a powerful coalition that combines the clinical experience of Dr. Arash Babaoff, who has worked in the pediatric emergency setting for over 20 years and as an adolescent medicine specialist for nearly four years; and Michael Hopkins, R.N II, CEO/Founder of TCMT, who has 23 years of critical care experience coupled with 25 years of design experience.

We are creating these devices with the product development horsepower of Pixel and Timber — a product design and development team that has developed dozens of innovative medical devices for clinician-inventors, startups and manufacturers alike.

Our Team

Michael J Hopkins,
BSN/RN II

CEO/Founder

With 20+ years experience in Healthcare, Mike has specialized in pediatric critical care, emergency medicine, trauma, oncology, bone marrow transplant. With a background in Industrial Design and 20+ years of bedside experience, Mike has developed a robust portfolio of technologies that will impact the future of healthcare by improving the way care is delivered to patients, providing better outcomes and saving billions of dollars.

Arash Babaoff,
MD, Ctrop

CMO/Human Factors

Currently serving as the Staff Attending Pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Arash has 20+ years in Healthcare. He has also spent time as the Medical Director at Yanez Barragan Ecuador Project, a member of the Pediatric Board for Operation Smile International, and has participated in 50+ International medical missions.

Tim Hopkins,
R.Ph, MBA

Advisor/Business Development

Tim is an energetic leader with a collaborative supportive style. He has a consistent history of delivering exceptional financial results and is considered an architect of business growth with 20 + years of progressive experience within pharmacy industry. He has served as the CFO of PillPack, and has recently negotiated M&A by Amazon in June 2018.

Our Scientific Advisory Board

Joe Thomas,
R.Ph

Liability Attorney, Ulmer & Berne LLP

Joe Thomas is a licensed pharmacist, clinical researcher, member of the patent bar, and author of peer-reviewed scientific literature.

He was named MEDMARC’s Defense Attorney of the Year and Best Lawyer’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Product Liability Litigation–Defendents (Cincinnati, 2013).

MaryBeth Privitera,
PhD, FIDSA

Director of Medical Device Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program, University of Cincinnati

Privitera is the author of Contextual Inquiry for Medical Device Design.

As an expert in human factors of medical product design and FDA guidance, she is associated to more than 30 product releases and holds several patents.

Frank Pokrop

Former Director of Regulatory Affairs
Becton & Dickinson

Serving as the Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Pokrop guides the corporate audit program for FDA and ISO compliance for devices and drugs in 48 worldwide locations.

Frank has also managed the medical device standards program for Becton & Dickinson.

Interested in working with True Concepts?

Our expert team of clinicians can show you how these dual-syringe technologies can improve the medical field world-wide.


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