Pragmatic Innovation Welcome to Pragmatic Innovation, a leading medical device company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. We are dedicated to delivering life-saving solutions for complex medical challenges worldwide. Our expertise spans the entire spectrum of medical technology development, guiding innovations from conceptualization to market readiness. Rooted in rigorous scientific research and enriched by hands-on experience, our services empower you to make tangible impact in the real world. Harness the power of pragmatic innovation in medtech – solutions that are economical, accessible, and effective.

Explore a new dimension of healthcare advancement with Pragmatic Innovation.

Design Specifications

We provide guidance on initial design of medical devices to meet your target with the least revisions.

Signal Processing and AI

We implement cutting-edge tecnniques of data analysis and signal processing and provide you with the final software package.

Hardware & Industrial Design

We provide complete hardware design package including electronics, instrumentation, and external attractive enclosure design.


We walk you on conduting well-designed clinical and field validation of your innovation.

Scientific Research

We generate scientific evidence to support your innovation from already existing scientific literature and publish in scholarly journals.


We take your innovation from the workbench to the appropriate market segment.

Hisham Alshaer

Hisham Alshaer, MD, PhD

Founder, CEO

Dr. Alshaer is a medical doctor, scientist, and medtech entrepreneur. He is a medical-device inventor holding several awarded patents and the author of numerous scholarly journal papers. 


Alshaer lectured around the world on his journey for taking a medical device from an idea to the patient hand, including Switzerland, Canada, and Hong Kong. He was a co-founder of a medtech and held the position of its Chief Scientific Officer. Alshaer lead a multidisciplinary team to develop BresoDx: a cordless home sleep apnea monitor. He and advised on various medtech initiatives such as WearCOPD: a smart watch for COPD management, and SoreLoser: a smart device for prevention of pressure ulcers.

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Sinclair, PhD

Senior Business Advisor

Dr. Sinclair is a Senior Technology Executive with extensive experience in contract research & development and testing. He has been the CEO of two successful Start-ups and has a decade of Experience in Technology Commercialization.


He combines excellent interpersonal skills with a solid business understanding. He has broad experience in developing relationships with clients and in leading teams to deliver services and in Technology Commercialization and Successful Start-ups. He lectured part-time in entrepreneurship at McMaster University for 4 years.
Andrew Sinclair
Ghassan Barazi

Mr. Ghassan Barazi

Senior Business Advisor

Mr. Barazi is a senior medtech executive and serial entrepreneur. He served as President and CEO of several multinational corporations starting with ICON London Laser Eye Center in 1999, which he co-founded.


It evolved into ICON Laser Eye Centers in 1999, which quickly become the fastest growing laser vision correction business in the world. Mr Barazi served on the Board of Directors of Eyemakers Inc, a U.S publicly traded company specializing in retail optical business, among many others. Subsequently, Mr Barazi developed highly successful plastic surgery programs for private and public medical facilities in Detroit and Las Vegas. In 2008, he became the President & CEO of CI Pharma, a radiopharmaceutical supply company and CARE Imaging Cancer Diagnostic Centre involved in PET scans. In 2011, Ghassan became fascinated with the franchise industry and saw the opportunity to purchase the Canadian master licenses for SIGN-A-RAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise and Plan Ahead Events, the world’s largest event management franchise.

Ms. Annabelle Bockwoldt

Strategy Business Advisor

Annabelle Bockwoldt is experienced in innovation research and strategy, rapid prototyping and product development, as well as early-stage investments and the startup ecosystem. 


She has been in various managerial positions and worked in Venture Capital for a Silicon Valley investor and also co-founded a crowd funding platform in Germany. In parallel, she is a leadership coach, mentor of promising startups and sits on several advisory boards. Her work and expertise equips her well for her sweet spot in product development and business model innovation.
David Smith

Mr. David Smith

Senior Business Advisor

Mr. David Smith is the company Founder and hands-on CEO, with over 25 years of healthcare industry expertise in sales, marketing, business development, and operations. He is the founder and current CEO of Rockmount Medical Solutions, Canada.


Dave has been on a professional journey in global healthcare, a career that includes successful senior executive leadership experiences with Eli Lilly, Philips Healthcare and Accuray. He has also been directly involved with a successful healthcare startup at Intervent International, as well as helping to accelerate business growth at small cap company Lifeline, which led to a major acquisition. 

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