About Us

Advancing Wound Management for All

Welcome to PragmaVAC

A revolutionary product brought to you by Pragmatic Innovation Inc., headquartered in the vibrant city of Mississauga, nestled in the western suburbs of Toronto.

Our Mission

What Drives Us Forward

At Pragmatic Innovation, we are driven by a social mission: to democratize access to high-impact medical treatments.
We believe that cutting-edge healthcare solutions should not a privilege but a right of all.

Our Journey

The Path We've Traveled

The journey of our team is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence, drawing expertise gained from some of Canada’s and the world’s most esteemed institutions, such as:

Quality Assurance

Our Commitment to Quality

Quality is at the core of everything we do. To ensure the highest standards, we have forged partnerships with world-class manufacturers who share our commitment to excellence.

PragmaVAC has earned its rightful place as a registered product in the European Union and the United Kingdom, a testament to our unwavering dedication to quality assurance and compliance.

Join us

Explore & Discover PragmaVAC

Join us on our quest to redefine healthcare accessibility. Explore PragmaVAC and discover how innovation can transform lives.
At Pragmatic Innovation, we don’t just innovate; we elevate the standards of healthcare for all.


We're Professionals

Hisham Alshaer, MD, PhD

Founder, CEO

Dr. Alshaer is a medical doctor, scientist, and medtech entrepreneur.
He is a medical-device inventor holding several awarded patents and the author of numerous scholarly journal papers.
Alshaer lectured around the world on his journey for taking a medical device from an idea to the patient hand, including Switzerland, Canada, and Hong Kong. He was a co-founder of a medtech and held the position of its Chief Scientific Officer. Alshaer lead a multidisciplinary team to develop BresoDx: a cordless home sleep apnea monitor. He and advised on various medtech initiatives such as WearCOPD: a smart watch for COPD management, and SoreLoser: a smart device for prevention of pressure ulcers.

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Sinclair, Phd

Senior Business Advisor

Dr. Sinclair is a Senior Technology Executive with extensive experience in contract research & development and testing. He has been the CEO of two successful Start-ups and has a decade of Experience in Technology Commercialization.
He combines excellent interpersonal skills with a solid business understanding. He has broad experience in developing relationships with clients and in leading teams to deliver services and in Technology Commercialization and Successful Start-ups. He lectured part-time in entrepreneurship at McMaster University for 4 years.

Mr. Ghassan Barazi‎

Senior Business Advisor

Mr. Barazi is a senior medtech executive and serial entrepreneur. He served as President and CEO of several multinational corporations starting with ICON London Laser Eye Center in 1999, which he co-founded.
It evolved into ICON Laser Eye Centers in 1999, which quickly become the fastest growing laser vision correction business in the world. Mr Barazi served on the Board of Directors of Eyemakers Inc, a U.S publicly traded company specializing in retail optical business, among many others. Subsequently, Mr Barazi developed highly successful plastic surgery programs for private and public medical facilities in Detroit and Las Vegas. In 2008, he became the President & CEO of CI Pharma, a radiopharmaceutical supply company and CARE Imaging Cancer Diagnostic Centre involved in PET scans. In 2011, Ghassan became fascinated with the franchise industry and saw the opportunity to purchase the Canadian master licenses for SIGN-A-RAMA, the world’s largest sign franchise and Plan Ahead Events, the world’s largest event management franchise.

Ms. Annabelle Bockwoldt

Strategy Business Advisor

Annabelle Bockwoldt is experienced in innovation research and strategy, rapid prototyping and product development, as well as early-stage investments and the startup ecosystem.
She has been in various managerial positions and worked in Venture Capital for a Silicon Valley investor and also co-founded a crowd funding platform in Germany. In parallel, she is a leadership coach, mentor of promising startups and sits on several advisory boards. Her work and expertise equips her well for her sweet spot in product development and business model innovation.

Mr. David Smith

Senior Business Advisor

Mr. David Smith is the company Founder and hands-on CEO, with over 25 years of healthcare industry expertise in sales, marketing, business development, and operations. He is the founder and current CEO of Rockmount Medical Solutions, Canada.
Dave has been on a professional journey in global healthcare, a career that includes successful senior executive leadership experiences with Eli Lilly, Philips Healthcare and Accuray. He has also been directly involved with a successful healthcare startup at Intervent International, as well as helping to accelerate business growth at small cap company Lifeline, which led to a major acquisition.

Dr. Hisham Alshaer

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