Construct Medical was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2013 by Dr. Stuart Esnouf and Kevin Scrimshaw, following the sale of their anaesthesia machine manufacturing business Ulco Medical to Mindray Medical International Ltd.
Stuart Esnouf spent a number of years in clinical practise including 3 years in a general surgical program before becoming involved in product design and invention. He is named inventor in over 50 patents and has designed a large range of medical devices including medical airways, oxygenation, ventilation and resuscitation devices. He has been involved in invention, design, patenting, regulatory approval and manufacture of these devices. He has provided expert witness testimony in a significant number of patent litigations.
Kevin Scrimshaw is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company’s product lines, tactically driving products through the marketing phase of product development, development of Key Opinion Leader (KOL) relationships, appointing and managing the activities of Construct Medical’s Global Distribution network and more.
Stuart and Kevin are joined by Dr's Phillipa Hore and Wallace Grimmet who lead our Medical Advisory Board. Phillipa is an anaesthetist at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, with a particular interest in cardiac and neuro- anaesthesia. She has a commitment to teaching and training, resulting in the co-editing of a textbook prescribed for medical students and twelve years as an Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) examiner.
Phillipa is immediate past chair of the ANZCA Safety and Quality Committee and aims to support improvements in patient outcomes and reductions in perioperative risk via approaches that are both pragmatic and evidence-based. Like every anaesthetist she has an interest in airway management.
Dr Grimmett received his medical degree from the University of Sydney in 1985 and his specialist anaesthetic qualifications with ANZCA in 1996. He is a member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, the Australian Academy of Surgical Educators, as well as being a RAAF reservist. In the past, he established the first private intensive care in Toowoomba but now concentrates on anaesthesia. Dr Grimmett provides paediatric and adult anaesthesia in a range of specialities including obstetrics, vascular, ENT, general surgery, cardiology, colorectal, plastic, ophthalmology, urological and orthopaedics.
Areas of interest include military anaesthesia (deploying with USA forces to Afghanistan in 2012), surgical trauma and aeromedical evacuation. He loves helicopters and spent 5 years working for Careflight in Toowoomba, now Lifeflight. In the RAAF he was deployed repeatedly as an MCCAT officer retrieving critically injured service personnel.
Dr Grimmett is a Senior Lecturer with the University of Queensland and maintains an active interest in medical research, publishing a number of papers in recent years. He continues to develop his interests in ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia and echocardiography.