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About Us.

NeedleCalm Pty Ltd is an Australian medical device company that was established to develop and commercialise a medical device technology to reduce the discomfort associated with needles.

Our aim is to help increase compliance with needle-related procedures, increase patient and staff satisfaction with needle-related events and to help make needle-related healthcare services more efficient in terms of time and resources.

Our Team.

Meet the NeedleCalm Pty Ltd team. Sydney based, experts in their field, passionate about patient care.

LAUREN BARBER

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ms Lauren Barber is a Clinical Nurse Specialist with post graduate qualifications in Healthcare Leadership and Cosmetic Dermatology. Her post-qualification training includes IV cannulation, blood transfusion management, clinical supervision skills and trauma nursing. Lauren is currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, the agency responsible for national registration and regulation of nursing and medical professions.

 

Her nursing career began in Emergency and she has since gained experience in primary healthcare and management.  During this experience Lauren has seen the effects of severe reactions to needles and the consequences of healthcare avoidance.

Lauren has also assisted clinical psychologists over a number of years treating patients with needle related fear and anxiety.

Early on in her career Lauren developed a technique of injection that utilized the gate control theory of pain which enabled the majority of her patients to not even notice then injection had been given. 

In 2016, after spending several months unwell and being on the receiving end of many injections, she had an epiphany and commenced research and experimentation to transfer this method of injection into a product. 

After many months of research and experimenting at home NeedleCalm Pty Ltd was born. After Lauren’s third operation she left a stable position as Nurse Unit Manager with a six-figure salary to dedicate the necessary time to bringing NeedleCalm Pty Ltd to life.

MEGAN GUY

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST

Megan is a highly experienced Clinical Nurse Specialist who more recently has been Nurse Unit Lead for oncology in several major Sydney Hospitals, and is currently Managing Director of  a company specialising in patient recruitment for clinical trials.

While nursing and patient care is her passion, Megan’s background beyond Nursing extends to the commercial sector holding leadership positions at the Commonwealth Bank where she was responsible for ensuring compliance with bank policies and procedure, and similarly with Telstra, ensuring standards of knowledge, compliance and customer service at a major call centre.

Megan’s role at NeedleCalm Pty Ltd makes full use of her unique combination of medical, patient, customer, procedural and technical skills.

VICKI GILLESPIE

DIRECTOR OF

COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

A professional business leader with extensive commercial experience in variety of healthcare sectors.  

 

Vicki’s 25 year career spans across the multiple channels and therapeutic areas.  With a strong understanding of the health care landscape Vicki has led successful commercial projects through health economics, innovative strategies and technologies combined with disruptive business models.

 

From startups to mature businesses, Vicki has worked with direct and indirect businesses to deliver regulatory access, market penetration and commercial outcomes through strategic partnerships in the ANZ and Global markets.

NeedleCalm Pty Ltd is a member of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), gained acceptance into the MedTech Actuator Program, and is a Gold Member of the Australian Private Hospitals Association.

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​​In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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