Artann is operated by a team of scientific research professionals with expertise
in the diverse areas of acoustics and ultrasonics, biophysics and biomechanics,
biomedical engineering, biochemistry, medicine, computational methods, and
software development. Artann Laboratories facilities are fully equipped with
the latest laboratory machinery and computer technology necessary for the state-of-the-art
experimental research. Our core personnel include:
PhD, DSc, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Artann, co-Founder of SuperSonic
, Medical Tactile
, Advanced Tactile Imaging
and IBET Inc.
, an Adjunct Professor at the Surgery Department of Robert Wood Johnson
Medical School, and Honorary Foreign Professor of Physics Faculty of Moscow State University, Russia. Armen Sarvazyan has extensive expertise in biophysics, acoustics,
biomechanics, biomedical engineering, and in the design, construction and clinical
testing of medical instrumentation. He holds over 100 US and international patents
on ultrasonic and biomechanical methods and
devices, has edited 6 books and published over 200 research papers. The ideas
developed and patented by Armen Sarvazyan and his coworkers have spun off into
a number of new business ventures in the field of medical devices.
, MS, Founder
and President. Tatyana Sarvazyan
graduated from the Moscow State University with an M.S. degree. She worked at the Scientific Center
for Biological Research Academy of Sciences of the USSR as Engineer on Art
Design of Scientific Instruments at the Special Construction Bureau of Biological
Instrumentation and then for over 20 years as Administrator of International
Research Cooperation in the Institute of Biophysics and later in the Institute
of Photosynthesis of the USSR Academy of Science. Tatyana Sarvazyan is in charge
of the financial management of Artann.
, PhD, MBA, Chief
Executive Officer. Noune Sarvazyan combines research and business expertise with
a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in biophysics, a Ph.D in medical sciences and an MBA
with distinction from the University of Michigan. A recipient of the National
Research Honor Award, she has extensive scientific research experience in biophysical
methods and applications. Noune Sarvazyan works closely
with Armen Sarvazyan on implementing company research objectives and development
strategic business and scientific partnerships.
, PhD, Vice President for Technology Development.Vladimir received the M.S. degree in biophysics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, USSR, and was granted by Ph.D. degree in biology working at the Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Pushchino. Vladimir
Egorov plays a substantial role in success of Artann as a team leader for several projects of the company. He brings over
30 years of experience in instrumentation development, expertise in the biophysical methods and devices,
biomedical engineering. Vladimir Egorov has coauthored with Armen Sarvazyan several key patents in the areas of elasticity
imaging for prostate and breast cancer detection.
, Vice President of
Quality and Regulatory Affairs. John Gardner is a graduate from Villanova
University and has extensive knowledge of Radar, Ultrasound systems, image
analysis, ECG and EEG signal processing as well as optical imaging system
for quantification of surface and deep vascular structures. He has over 25
years experience in software, engineering, quality, clinical studies and
regulatory affairs with the responsibility for guiding a number of medical
devices through world wide compliance and regulatory approval. John is
responsible for design, implementation and execution of quality and regulatory
systems at Artann.
, MS, Engineering Team Leader. Milind Patel is a graduate
from University of Pennsylvania and holds MS degree in Electrical Engineering. He has sound knowledge and experience in analog
and digital IC design and testing. At Artann, Milind is focusing on Prostate Mechanical Imaging project. He is responsible for testing
the electronic circuit boards and pressure sensors and is in charge of assembling the entire system.
PhD, Research Scientist. Sergey Tsyuryupa earned his MS degree in physics from
the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, and a PhD in biology
from the Institute of Photosynthesis of the Russian Academy of Science. His
research experience in biochemistry is complemented by his exceptional engineering
skills in designing the state of art instrumentation for several company projects.
, PhD, Research
Scientist. Alexey Tatarinov was educated in Riga, Latvia, where he earned his
MS in industrial and civil engineering and PhD in biomechanics. With the
two decades of research on the biomechanical properties of the bone conditions
and ultrasonic assessment of the material properties, he is an accomplished researcher
and a project leader for the application of ultrasonometry for osteoporosis diagnostics.
Alexey Tatarinov has coauthored with Armen Sarvazyan patents on the method and
device for multi-parametric ultrasonic assessment of bone health.
, MS, Firmware Engineer.
Viktor Kurtenok is a graduate of Riga Technical University, Latvia, with the
MS degree in Computer Engineering. He has extensive experience in developing
firmware for various products, writing Windows drivers and DLL software with
Visual C++ and the USB interface, and other general software and hardware programming.
, MS, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. Alex Merzhevskiy is a
graduate from the St.Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation. He has substantial expertise in design,
validation and manufacturing of various specialized electronic devices. At Artann, Alex operates our mechanical workshop
and is involved in electronic systems development for multiple projects.
, MSTM, RDMS, RT, Clinical Programs Director.
Randee earned her Master of Science in Technology Management degree at Pepperdine University and has
over 20 years experience directing and advising operations and services for emerging medical technology
companies including regulatory and compliance. At Artann Randee directs the clinical trials programs.
, BS, Senior Biomedical Engineer.
Aleksandr graduated from the George Washington University in 2009 with experience in electrical
engineering, software development, and machine work. He is involved in various projects at Artann,
including the Prostate Mechanical Imaging system.
, BS, Biomedical Engineer. Tomasz graduated from Rutgers University in 2012 with experience in biomechanics, 3D computer-aided design, machine work and technical writing. At Artann, Tomasz is involved in mechanical design, fabrication, assembling, testing and documentation for several projects including the Colonoscopy Force Monitor and Vaginal Tactile Imager.
Anna Smagulova, BBA, Accounts Manager/Administrator. Anna Smagulova is
a graduate of Kazakh State Academy of Management in Almaty, Kazakstan. She has
over nine years of working experience in various financial institutions and was
recently awarded a Diploma in Accounting from the Stratford Career Institute
(Washington, DC). Anna Smagulova is responsible for accounting and bookkeeping
as well as contracts and grants support, and various staff assistance
Alexandr Povar, BS, Electrical Engineer. Alexandr graduated from Kharkov Municipal Academy in 1999 with experience in electrical/mechanical engineering, 2D/3D computer-aided design, machine work. At Artann, Alexandr is engaged in various engineering assignments, fabrication, assembling, software testing and IT support for multiple projects.