Ra Medical Systems was founded in 2002 by Dean Irwin and Melissa Burstein to design, develop, and commercialize excimer lasers for the treatment of dermatologic and cardiovascular diseases. Its flagship product, Pharos, launched in 2004 and revolutionized the dermatology world with its technological advancements and game-changing business model of affordable ownership with unlimited use.
Staying true to the values upon which the company was founded, Ra Medical Systems continued to be a private, clinically-oriented, scientifically-driven organization, focusing on self-funding its growth organically and sustainably. Maintaining profitability year after year by strategic cost management while exponentially growing revenue from Pharos laser sales in the US and internationally, profits were reinvested internally to fund the development of its cardiovascular laser and catheters.
In 2012, the first patients were treated with Ra Medical Systems’ cardiovascular DABRA catheter and laser system in a pilot study conducted outside the United States.
Over the past decade, Pharos has helped hundreds of thousands of patients triumph over difficult-to-treat skin diseases and gain more confidence in their appearance and themselves. Ra Medical Systems’ Pharos has transformed their lives.
Our Pledge To You
We, Ra Medical Systems, pledge to provide the highest quality, innovative technology that improves patients’ lives. We will do so with honesty and integrity, transparency in our actions, accountability for our products, and mindfulness of our responsibilities to our customers, their patients, and our shareholders.
A Legacy of Innovation
Ra Medical Systems was founded on three fundamental beliefs:
- Excimer laser medicine could save and change lives for the better.
- A totally new kind of company, built differently than those before it, could fulfill its potential.
- The company must merge innovative science with pragmatic entrepreneurship, create a culture of smart, cost-effective decision making and personal accountability, and deliver better, safer, faster, and cheaper lasers and catheters.
This is the company we have built. This is the culture we have created. And this is the mission that drives us forward every day.
Keep Up To Date On Our Advancements
In addition to advancing excimer laser medicine, Ra Medical Systems is committed to keeping physicians, patients, and shareholders up-to-date on the latest news surrounding the growth of our company and industry. Our Newsroom features a resourceful compendium of press releases, videos, interviews, and the latest news about our excimer lasers.
Looking Back on a Decade of Innovation
In 2006, Fox News ran this story on Ra Medical Systems. Our company was only 4 years old then and already making waves as industry leaders. The same innovation that led the way a decade ago still drives us to constantly improve our revolutionary technology.
Stat News (The Boston Globe) Interviews Ra Medical Systems EVP Melissa Burstein
More female leaders will help drive innovation in the medtech and biotech industries I’m proud to be the executive vice president of a medical device company I co-founded 16 years ago. I love my industry and the innovative changes it creates that improve people’s lives around... Read More
FOX News Interviews Endovascular Surgeon Dr. Padidar on DABRA
Known for his success with minimally invasive surgery solutions, endovascular surgeon Dr. Arash Padidar is a big proponent of the DABRA endovascular catheter and excimer laser. His success with DABRA won the attention of FOX 2 News, who interviewed Dr. Padidar. “DABRA vaporizes any plaque [arterial... Read More
BioSpace Covers Ra Medical Systems’ Appointment of Andrew Jackson as CFO
The Perfect Fit for Ra Medical Published: Apr 19, 2018 CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- RA Medical Systems, Inc., manufacturers of laser-based solutions for the treatment of cardiovascular and dermatological diseases, announced today that the Company has appointed Andrew Jackson as its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr... Read More
Ra Medical Systems Appoints Andrew Jackson as Chief Financial Officer
CARLSBAD, Calif. – April 19, 2018 – Ra Medical Systems, manufacturers of laser-based solutions for the treatment of cardiovascular and dermatological diseases, announced today that the Company has appointed Andrew Jackson as its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Jackson has over 20 years of finance... Read More
Industry Welcomes Suspension of Device Tax
HEALTH CARE: Tax Said to Hurt Staffing, R&D Efforts at Cos. San Diego — February 5, 2018 While San Diego’s medtech hub is cheering the recent suspension of a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device makers, a full repeal remains the industry’s ultimate goal. A deal... Read More