Luis brings to Galgo Medical over 20 years of experience in the development of medical applications, specifically using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies and applying them to neurosurgery and recently to arrhythmia treatment. He was a key person in the development of the Dextroscope and its commercialization. At Galgo he leads the Image-Guided Planning & Interventional Imaging Unit, which develops medical imaging solutions for interventional and surgical planning.
Luis Serra co-founded Volume Interactions Pte Ltd (VI) in 2000, a spin-off company from Kent Ridge Digital Labs in Singapore. VI commercialized the VR Dextroscope technology applying it to neurosurgery and radiology creating products for pre-operative planning and image-guided surgery. Luis served as Chief Technology Officer and was responsible for the company’s strategy, relationship with hospitals and industry and for its Intellectual Property portfolio, managing its 40 patent family portfolio (Luis was co-inventor in 18 of these patents). The company was acquired by the Bracco Group in 2002, and had operations in Europe, China and the USA, employing 60 people.
Luis returned to Barcelona in 2010 to join the CISTIB group at the UPF as Chief Technology Officer. At the UPF he led the software engineering team to develop arrhythmia planning tools in collaboration with the Arrhythmia Department of the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.
Luis Serra has a PhD / MSc in Electrical Engineering (1987) from the University of Bradford (UK) and a degree in Telecommunications Engineering (1982) from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain.