Dr. Karen Cross is a Surgeon Scientist at Dalhousie University and the Innovator in Residence at the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). She provides expertise and assistance to NSHA to advance innovations in medicine and surgery throughout the continuum of care. She is a Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon with a specialization in Advanced Tissue Injury & Wound Care.
Dr. Leung is a Magnetic Resonance physicist. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at MIMOSA Diagnostics and previously an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medical Imaging.
When I was first introduced to MIMOSA back in 2018 I was immediately struck by the impact the technology could have on healthcare. After meeting with the team I was convinced that no team was better positioned to make a HUGE impact.
More recently I was presented with an opportunity to rejoin the company, a few years further along and ready for the final push to the market. MIMOSA has overcome challenge after challenge and we are finally seeing years of hard work payoff.
We work hard, we laugh and, as a team, we are constantly looking to make people's lives better.
Working at MIMOSA allows me to apply myself in ways that align with my values, while also having the flexibility to live a life outside of work. I believe the effort I put in will ultimately result in a better healthcare system for everyone.
One of the reasons I joined MIMOSA back in 2018 is because my dad is diabetic, and has had multiple diabetic foot ulcers, almost losing his foot on at least one occasion. I understood the potential of having real-time and remote monitoring for skin and wounds and I wanted to be a part of making that a reality for so many people like my Dad.
Over the years, our applications for use have expanded, and so has my passion for the work we do, the people we can help, and the teams I work with.
Working to establish a culture of respect, openness, inclusivity and flexibility in a new organization isn’t an easy thing to do, but I’m proud of what we’ve done so far and where we plan to go. I’m looking forward to our company expanding even further as we move the needle to change the way healthcare is delivered - for the benefit of everyone.
What working at MIMOSA means to me: building technology to bring quality healthcare to everyone, regardless of who they are and where they live.
Having worked with early prototypes of the MIMOSA in clinical trials, it is exciting to see the technology be commercialized and the company grow. MIMOSA has the capacity to help so many people globally, and everyone who works here is committed to making that happen.
Working at MIMOSA means the opportunity to solve diverse and challenging problems that make a difference in people's lives, and to do so in a cooperative and supportive environment where I can develop the full breadth of my skills all the way from project management to low level hardware design and everything in between.
For me, working at MIMOSA means the realization of my dream of living and working in Canada. It also means a dramatic shift in my career path and the ability to work on something which has the potential to help millions of people who suffer with wounds.
I have been associated with MIMOSA Diagnostics for a short period of time only, but I can say that I really feel empowered with the kind of experience I am having within the Company. MIMOSA makes you feel heard, valued, and involved. MIMOSA not only provides me the freedom to create my own way of working that works best for me but also encourages my work-life balance which has proven to be more productive for me at work. The ability to create my own ideas, generate work-flow and make them effective as the sole responsible person within the Quality System is a cherry on top. MIMOSA has THE BEST people and I have found it very easy to fit in since day one.
Working at MIMOSA includes the best of both worlds. It promotes autonomy as well as teamwork and collaboration. It means working within a culture based on respect and also doing meaningful work.
I enjoy working at MIMOSA, I was heard and trusted from Day 1 and I am grateful for the support I receive here. I work with some of the brightest, friendliest, and most hardworking people that push the needle even further for our company. Working here has given me the opportunity to explore my latent potential. I feel like a part of something bigger.
My passion is wounds, and this is probably why I have spent over 35 years of my working career in this space. This started during my PhD studies where I had to choose a research project. One that piqued my interest was the development of preclinical, laboratory-based tools to evaluate burn dressings. My interest was stimulated by both the subject matter and the fact that the wife of a friend had recently passed because of major burn injuries. This started my wound care journey and has driven my passion to help make a difference for those suffering from wounds.
MIMOSA has a similar beginning and passion which attracted me to work with this organisation and team.