Our Company

Who We Are And What We Do

Company Overview: A Game Changer in CTOs Treatment

SoundBite Medical is a medical devices company that began operations in May 2015, with its R&D facilities in Sherbrooke and commercialization headquarters in Montreal, Quebec. The Company is developing and commercializing proprietary wire-based device and generator console that delivers safe shockwave energy within the cardiovascular system to treat chronic total occlusions (CTO's).

The company will target CTO’s in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD), disease states that affect over 12 million and 8 million Americans, respectively.

In delivering to market the first wired-based acoustic CTO crossing device, generating unprecedented clinical and economic outcomes, SoundBite will manage to make CTO crossings simpler, faster and safer, thereby opening up the procedure to a broader Interventional Cardiologists population.

Our Goal

Deliver to market the first shockwave CTO crossing device, generating unprecedented clinical and economic outcomes and enabling Interventional Cardiologists to address CTO’s that are difficult to treat via traditional techniques, thereby opening up the procedure to a broader physician population.

SoundBite Management Team

An experienced team with a proven track record


Lori Chmura

President and CEO

Ashkan Haghighat PhD

Chief Business Officer

Martin Brouillette PhD Peng

Founder & CTO

Matt Olsen

Vice President, Product Development

Abder Benrabah PhD

Vice President, Quality Assurance and Regulatory

Board of Directors

William L. Hunter, MD Chairman

Rick Geoffrion

Jean-Pierre Robert

Azin Parhizgar, PhD

Martin Brouillette, PhD Peng

Lori Chmura

Clinical Advisory Board

Chair: Dr. Martin Leon – Columbia University Medical Centre

Dr. George Adams – NC Heart and Vascular

Dr. Marianne Brodmann – Medical University Of Graz

Dr Michael Lichtenberg - Klinikum Hochsauerland GmbH

Dr. Mahmood Razavi – St Joseph Vascular Institute

Dr. Eric Thérasse – Montreal University Hospital

Dr. Dimitrios Karmpaliotis – Columbia University Medical Centre

Dr. Bill Lombardi – Uni. Of Washington Medical Centre

Dr. Stephane Rinfret – McGill University Hospital


Steve Arless, Martin Brouillette, Louis-Philippe Riel and Steven Dion