This week we are joined by another member of our Advisory Board, Tim Band. Read on to learn about why he has joined the Garland Team and why he is so passionate about the MaltaHip.
What inspired you to become a member of the Garland advisory board, and what do you hope to accomplish in this role?
I was intrigued by the novelty of the design and the claims which had been made by Garland following the production and testing of high fidelity prototypes of the Malta Hip. I was interested in helping to further develop and validate this product, ultimately bringing it to a commercialisation stage. I hope to be able to effectively advise Garland to allow the design to be developed with safety and efficacy at its core allowing The Malta Hip to provide an option for HCPs to treat their patients with chronic OA.
As a member of the advisory board, what do you see as your most important responsibilities, and how will you ensure that you fulfill those responsibilities effectively?
I see my most important responsibility as guiding, advising and coaching the management team at Garland Surgical to ensure that safety and efficacy are core pillars in the company’s approach to strategic continued development and commercialisation of the Malta Hip. I will fulfil those responsibilities effectively through diligently reviewing the project plans and ensuring that relevant questions are raised and satisfactorily answered holding the executives accountable for resourcing and execution of the agreed plans.
What are some of the challenges that you anticipate facing as a member of the advisory board, and how do you plan to address those challenges?
I anticipate challenges which may include differences of opinion between my advice and the actions taken by Garland. These challenges will be addressed by ensuring that full dialogue takes place between each contributing party to ensure agreement on the chosen action.
How do you plan to work collaboratively with other members of the advisory board, and what strategies do you believe are most effective in building consensus and achieving shared goals?
I will work collaboratively with other members of the Advisory Board through regular communication, both formally and informally, to ensure that an open dialogue exists with exchanges of ideas and opinions which will result in our continued alignment and education. I think a strategy of shared responsibility for the common objective of a safe and timely development and commercialisation of the Malta Hip between all Advisory Board members will help to achieve this.
A hip for life.
We are excited to have Tim working with the Garland team and have already benefitted greatly from having him on board. As we start the SMART award in conjunction with the University of Leeds, Tim’s expertise will absolutely critical to the success of the project.