Advisory Panel

Orpyx® is first and foremost dedicated to professional quality and maintaining the highest standards in sensor-based health solutions. Orpyx® Advisors rigorously review and help to elevate our corporate management, product development and clinical research. Our Advisors collectively have a wide range of expertise, and come from backgrounds in medicine, surgery, podiatry, business development and finance.

Dr. David G. Armstrong, DPM, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Director, Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Senior Scientific Collaborator, Orpyx® Medical Technologies

Dr. Armstrong is Professor of Surgery (with Tenure) at The University of Arizona. Dr. Armstrong also holds a Masters of Science in Tissue Repair and Wound Healing from the University of Wales College of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Manchester College of Medicine, where he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine. He also co-founded the Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA).

Dr. Armstrong has produced more than 325 peer-reviewed research papers in more than three-dozen scholarly medical journals as well as over three dozen book chapters. He is co-Editor of the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Clinical Care of the Diabetic Foot, now in its second edition.

Dr. Armstrong was selected as one of the first six International Wound Care Ambassadors and is the recipient of numerous awards by national and international medical organizations including the inaugural Georgetown Distinguished Award for Diabetic Limb Salvage. In 2008, he was the 25th and youngest-ever member elected into the Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame. He is the 2010 and youngest ever recipient of the ADA’s Roger Pecoraro Award, the highest award given in the field. 

Dr. Armstrong is past Chair of Scientific Sessions for the ADA’s Foot Care Council, and a past member of the National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association as well as a former commissioner with the Illinois State Diabetes Commission. He sits on the Infectious Disease Society of America’s (IDSA) Diabetic Foot Infection Advisory Committee. In 2011, he was appointed Chair of the World Diabetic Foot Commission of the FIP, representing clinicians from more than 30 nations. Dr. Armstrong is the founder and co-chair of the International Diabetic Foot Conference (DF-Con), the largest annual international symposium on the diabetic foot in the world.

Étienne Lagacé

Étienne Lagacé is COO and Director at Gaargle Solutions Inc. where he is involved in the financing and development of novel medical technologies. He is also an active member of well-known medtech organizations and a frequent speaker at events related to healthcare investing. Etienne serves as a director, observer and advisor to several emerging healthcare technology companies across North-America. Prior to Gaargle, Étienne spent years at MSBi, which provides capital and resources for supporting the commercialization of high potential technologies. Étienne started is career as a software developer in the test-engineering industry. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Sherbrooke, and is a trained specialist in commercialization of innovation.

Kip Fyfe, P Eng. 

As former President and CEO of Dynastream, Kip has a strong track record of success in management, marketing and technical development within the high-tech sports monitoring industry. He has an extensive background in electrical engineering, with a particular focus in wireless technology development and commercialization. Kipʼs past experience includes development of the Nike Running Monitor.

John Mortimer, P Eng.

Senior Manager - Datacenter and Applications, Pason Systems Corp.
Technical Advisor, Orpyx® Medical Technologies

John Mortimer has 14 years of progressive experience leading high-performance teams and driving technology and innovation. Mr. Mortimer offers a broad range of experience and ability in all phases of product development, engineering, strategic planning, and corporate governance in industries including oil & gas, medical imaging, wireless communications, embedded systems, and mobile audio.

Mr. Mortimer’s ability to understand and bridge gaps in innovation, market opportunities and delivery mechanisms has lent to a successful track record of leading the commercialization of many profitable technologies. He has spoken at a variety of technical sessions and conferences as an expert in development methodologies and structuring teams for optimal results.

Mr. Mortimer has worked with both start-up companies in their infancy, helping to build valuation and sign large OEM partners; as well as large established and well-financed organizations looking for new growth opportunities. In both instances he has been instrumental to the growth and increased value of the organization in every aspect from identifying new opportunities to delivering new and innovative technologies to the market.

Most recently, Mr. Mortimer was the Vice President of Engineering at Calgary Scientific and is currently the Senior Manager of Datacenter and Applications at Pason Systems Corp. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with Computer Minor from the University of Calgary as well as several technical accreditations.

Dr. Perry V. Mayer, MB, BCh, CCFP

Medical Director, Mayer Institute for Advanced Diabetic Foot and Wound Care
Medical Advisor, Orpyx® Medical Technologies

Dr. Duncan Nickerson, MD, FRCSC

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary Section of Plastic Surgery
Medical Director, Calgary Firefighters' Burn Treatment Centre
Medical Advisor, Orpyx® Medical Technologies
Dr. Duncan Nickerson an esteemed Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Foothills Medical Centre and an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. He is the Director of the Calgary Firefighters‘ Burn Unit and the Research Director for the Section of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Reed Ferber, PhD, CAT(C), ATC

Director, Running Injury Clinic, University of Calgary
Technical Advisor, Orpyx® Medical Technologies

Dr. Reed Ferber is a board certified athletic therapist and holds a Ph.D. in sports medicine and gait biomechanics from the University of Oregon. He has completed post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Delaware and the University of Calgary and specializes in the research and clinical treatment of lower extremity injuries. He is the Director of the Running Injury Clinic and an Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Kinesiology and Nursing at the University of Calgary. Dr. Ferber is also a Population Health Investigator through the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.