PREDRAG "PEDJA" SUKOVIC:
Co-founder, President, and CEO of Xoran Technologies Inc. in Ann Arbor. Sukovic has experience designing and developing instrumentation and signal/image processing algorithms for medical imaging. Xoran is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices and services that improve patient care and satisfaction and minimize waste and inefficiency in healthcare. Xoranís products include MiniCAT, a compact, ultra-low dose CT scanner that can be used in doctorsí offices without sedation. The company won the 2005 Innovation of the Year award from the Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards hosted by the MEDC, SBAM, and other agencies. Sukovic co-founded Xoran with Neal Clinthorne, his then-academic advisor, in 2001 while obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in biomedical engineering. The company has quickly grown from a two-person startup to a company with millions of dollars in sales. Sukovic has published several industry papers and has presented at industry events such as the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery International Congress for several years. Sukovic received his bachelorís in electrical engineering and masterís in biomedical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan.