Introducing a collective of biotech industry leaders who are interested in local connection and are champions for our growing community.

Circle of Leaders
Circle of Leaders Key Supporters

Program Benefits

  • Access to special industry events, held twice annually
  • Shaping the growth of our community
  • Network and connection with other industry leaders
  • Prioritized access to programs and resources

Company Spotlight

Based in Charlottesville, Va, RIVANNA was co-founded in 2010 by two UVA BME graduate students. Using a toaster oven, a trailer hitch, some hot glue, and a deer-spine phantom, the co-founders Will Mauldin and Kevin Owens created a functional ultrasound scanning system of which the basic concept and preliminary data were sufficient to attract outside funding.

Fast forward 11 years, and RIVANNA is now a privately held designer, manufacturer, and FDA certified distributor of medical technologies and services, which holds more than 25 patents protecting ultrasound-based innovations.