Our vision is to provide a safe, simple and pain-free injection system that changes the way people and animals receive medicine and vaccines. This will enhance and improve the quality of life for millions globally — including areas of the world currently underserved by the medical community.

MEET OUR FOUNDERS

Dr. Pankaj Modi is a world-renowned inventor, scientist and doctor with over 280 patents to his name. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 16 years of age, Dr. Modi created the PKA SoftTouch Micro-Needle after years of suffering through painful needle injections. He promised himself that one day he would find another way to administer life-changing medications.

“This technology is truly ground-breaking. In addition to being pain-free, by targeting the epidermal layer of the skin, we have proven that a shallow delivery process enhances the uptake, bioavailability and efficacy of drugs. The world needs this device and PKA has the team to make it happen.”

Entrepreneur and engineer, Dick Crawford has a proven track record in designing manufacturing plants for pharmaceutical companies and has been involved with major pharmaceutical companies in North, Central and South America, Europe and Australia. He has over 45 years of extensive work experience in start-ups and pharmaceutical technologies, including Upjohn Inc., (now a division of Pfizer), and Biovail, (now part of Valiant Pharmaceutical) and Schering Plough (now part of Merck). He partnered with Dr. Modi to bring the technology to market.

“During the development of this device to bring it up to world regulatory standards, I saw its power to prevent and control many chronic life-threatening diseases and viruses. This device could increase the inoculation rate in underserved world populations, saving lives and improving health. If ever this device was needed in the marketplace, it’s now.”

Medical professionals are using evidence based medicine to discover new technologies that can help our patients live better and healthier. I am excited about a new technology to deliver a painless and safe injection. A pre-filled disposable micro needle delivers an Intradermal dose of medication. Pre-filled devices reduced costs and chance of a medication error. The disposable syringe provides safety for users. A 1.5 mm Micro-Needle provides a painless delivery system, making needles no longer an obstacle for many.

The co founders are experts in their field with years of experience in research and development of medical devices. Dr Pankaj Modi (scientist and diabetic medical specialist) and Richard Crawford (engineer and entrepreneur) are dedicated to establishing a new, safe, painless and cost-effective delivery device to improve health care for the future.

Dr. Allen Greenspoon, Founder of HCHC Family Health Organization

OUR TEAM

PKA SoftTouch Corp. (PKA) is a leading-edge research and development company based in Selwyn, Ontario. The company was founded to bring its unique and revolutionary device to the growing worldwide injectable drug marketplace.

In order to execute business objectives, PKA has assembled an energetic, experienced management team with a broad range of skills and experience specific to the complex pharmaceutical/proprietary drug industry. PKA continues the management of operations under the leadership and experience of three co-founders.

OUR PARTNERS

The company works with carefully selected and highly qualified consultants and partners in the areas of regulatory compliance and market research.

The management team, consultants, partners, and staff have the necessary relationships with equipment manufacturers, service providers, quality assurance companies, and public safety officials that are necessary to obtain successful implementation of the company’s business plans.

Technology Partners


New Current, Matt Higginson, Peterborough, ON
Matt Higginson is a talented research and development engineer who has improved our device to a highly reliable functional level. Matt has designed the device for easy transfer of 3D technology to high speed mould technology.

Joe Kerr Designs, London, ON
Joe Kerr is an innovative medical device design company and who has completed the market version device (Generation V) and the required regulatory documentation.

Avit Manufacturing, Peterborough, ON
Avit has been working with PKA SoftTouch Corp. for a number of years. Projects include the bubble design and filling station equipment which involved the purchase and modification of a Laminar Flow Hood to achieve ISO 5 sterile standards.

Merit Precision Moulding, Peterborough, ON
Merit worked on device design and production for early prototypes. Once the market version device has been completed, Merit will design the production moulds and manufacture the device parts.

Westmount Pharmacy, Peterborough, ON
The ISO 7 Sterile Suite located at Westmount serves as PKA’s pilot plant production facility. Westmount has the capability of filling and assembling devices for proof of concept clinical trials, and production runs. For clinical trials and for small markets, upgrading of this facility will be required for compliance with Health Canada and U.S. FDA regulations for U.S. human trials and production purposes.

Steris Isomedix, Whitby, ON
The ability to ensure that the PKA Micro-needle is safe for use on humans is critical to our success. The device must undergo thorough sterilization: the appropriate sterilization method for the device is Gamma Irradiation. Steris has extensive experience with sterilization of single-use medical devices, pharmaceutical products, tissue/ biological products, and other related consumer products. Gamma irradiation ensures 100% sterile device parts.

Nordion, Laval QE
Nordion, located in Laval, Quebec, also has extensive experience with sterilization of single use medical devices. Additionally, their sister company offers sterility testing to ensure our device is 100% sterile and ready for consumer use.

Legal Services


Stephenson Law Group, Toronto, ON

Stephenson Law Group brings to our table over twelve years of experience with the Ontario Securities Commission, a Canadian stock exchange, and in private practice at a corporate and securities law boutique. They also bring over 15 years of Canadian capital markets experience. They practise corporate and securities law with a specific focus on corporate finance and capital raising initiatives for public and private companies, compliance and registration matters, 

They have been instrumental in guiding us to ensure we meet all of the required regulations to keep us in compliance. 

Patent Attorneys


Peter Milne, LL.B., Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Peter Milne is also a Professional Engineer, Ceramic and Metallurgical Engineering, in addition to his law degree. A member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, he previously chaired the Toronto Patent and Trademark Informal Group.aluable.

Regulatory and Quality Assurance


McCarthy Consultant Services Inc. (MCS)
McCarthy is a leader in regulatory management with expertise in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, food, natural health and cosmetic industries. Experienced with the regulatory processes in Canada, the United States and the E.U., McCarthy provides guidance as we move towards ISO 13485 certification.

Alan Coley, B.Sc. Pharmacy
Quality & Regulatory Consultant, (MCS)

A respected consultant in Regulatory/Quality Assurance in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries, Alan Coley is overseeing these aspects of the business. This includes identification of equipment suitable for use in a pharmaceutical setting, regulatory processes and approvals. His experience with obtaining government approval of clinical trials is valuable.