Rob Carson


Rob Carson is the Founder and CEO of Newtec Vascular Products Ltd and has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry having raised over £15m/$20m in venture capital and grant funding for a number of early stage medical device companies and university spin-outs.

Following investment Rob has managed multiple device development projects and taken a number of devices through regulatory clearance and onto the market before securing exits with acquisition partners. Prior to founding Newtec, Rob has held the roles of Operations Director of Dialog Devices Ltd, Cardiak Ltd, Credent Vascular Technologies Ltd and Director of UK Operations for US based LeMaitre Vascular. Rob holds a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Bath.

Yiqing (Eve) Han


Experienced medical device project manager with extensive technical, quality and regulatory background. Prior to joining Newtec Vascular in 2018, Eve has held numerous management positions across various companies including Nemaura Pharma, Aspen Medical Europe Hill Rom, and Olympus Corporation etc.

Eve has in depth knowledge in key organisational functions including R&D, Manufacturing, Service, Sales and Distribution across various Medical Device Companies. Eve is a qualified Lean Six Sigma green belt and an experienced lead auditor with extensive experience in ISO9001, ISO13485, ISO17025, FDA 21 CFR Part 820 and associated national regulations.

She also holds a Master in Pharmaceutical Science and Bachelor in Chemistry.

Stephen Barker MS FRCS


Steve was a Vascular Surgeon by training and previous worked as the Consultant General Surgeon, Care UK, North East London NHS Treatment Centre and Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, as well as Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University College London.Honorary.

Stephen was the first surgeon to be awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship and is the founder/director of a number of companies including Secret Saviours Ltd., SFH Oxford Ltd., Anatomic Focus Ltd., Oxford Caresense (OCL) Ltd., TEASS Ltd. and previously, Evexar Medical Ltd. and Ark Therapeutics Group plc.
Steve is a series inventor, and holds 20+ patents across medical and cosmetic industries, including many commericalised technologies.
Serving as the inventor and Medical director of Newtec, Steve is involved in all new product development and associated clinical investigation.

Alan Edwards


Alan is a seasoned healthcare industry veteran with extensive, general management, public and private board membership, equity fund raising and entrepreneurial experience.

Alan is Chairman of a number of medical device companies and specialises in developing and growing early stage R&D companies.