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Opteev Technologies, Inc.

Opteev Technologies, Inc is a Baltimore, MD based technology company that has developed a personal pocket-sized handheld breath analyzer device, ViraWarn, that detects COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses including RSV and Influenza using patent-pending Artificial Intelligence (AI) and proprietary algorithms. ViraWarn is currently in ongoing clinical trials and not yet approved by the FDA.

Opteev, established in 2020, is a subsidiary company of Novatec, Inc., a 50-year-old manufacturer and supplier of machinery and industrial sensors that employs over 200 individuals in Maryland, including engineers, virologists and other clinical staff, and partners with testing laboratories in New Jersey and in India to conduct on-going clinical trials for its new and developing self-diagnostic devices like ViraWarn.

Executive Leadership

Mr. Bessemer is the chairman and co-founder of Opteev and leads all aspects of Opteev’s overall operations. He is also the CEO/Managing Partner of Opteev’s parent company, Novatec, Inc.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters & Naples, FL Office

Conrad Bessemer

Chairman & Co-Founder
Mrs. Bessemer is responsible for the operational and administrative functions of Opteev as well as overseeing Opteev’s finances and human resources.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters & Naples, FL Office

Susan Bessemer

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Pal oversees Opteev’s multidisciplinary in-house bioengineering and engineering teams and drives Opteev’s scientific innovation.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Dr. Biplab Pal

Co-Founder & Opteev Research Director

Mr. Maguire is a Co-founder of Opteev as well as the founder of Maguire Products, Inc. He is also a partner with Bessemer in Novatec, Inc.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Steve Maguire

Co-founder & Partner
Dr Meshesha oversees the multiple subgroups of Opteev’s Virology Department, pathogen research, and molecular diagnostic technology development.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Dr. Mesfin Meshesha

Vice President, Virology & Diagnostics
Dr Chintalapati leads the virology research and regulatory affairs at Opteev’s Kolkata, India biosafety laboratory.

Kolkota, IN Laboratory

Dr. Chakravarthi Chintalapati

Director, Molecular Virology Research
Greg Washburn is Vice President of Operations for Novatec and Opteev. He oversees all Engineering and Manufacturing activities, and has been with the company for 28 years.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Greg Washburn

Vice President, Operations for Novatec and Opteev
Ryan Ismirlian serves as Lead Development Engineer for Opteev in addition to his role as Conveying Product Manager for Novatec. He joined the company after earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Engineering Design and Manufacturability from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2014.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Ryan Ismirlian

Lead Development Engineer
Sean Healy is one of our Lead Development Engineers for our mechanical team. Sean has 15 years of mechanical design and validation experience after earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Sean Healy

Lead Development Engineer
Mr. Gardner manages Opteev’s marketing initiatives, portfolio strategy, pipeline prioritization, and formation of new business ventures.

San Diego, CA Office

Dana Gardner

Vice President, Business Development
Dr. Das is responsible for the development of virtual technologies at Opteev including Data-driven digital marketing and engagement strategy as well as advancing social platforms.

Kolkata, IN

Dr. Subrata Das

Vice President,
Virtual Technology Development

Brad Owens oversees the software development from firmware to mobile apps. He has over 30 years of development experience.

Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Brad Owens

Vice President,
Software Development

Executive Leadership

Conrad Bessemer

Chairman
& Co-Founder
Mr. Bessemer is the chairman and co-founder of Opteev and leads all aspects of Opteev’s overall operations. He is also the CEO/Managing Partner of Opteev’s parent company, Novatec, Inc.
 
 
Baltimore, MD Headquarters
& Naples, FL Office

Susan Bessemer

Co-Founder
& Chief Operating Officer
Mrs. Bessemer is responsible for the operational and administrative functions of Opteev as well as overseeing Opteev’s finances and human resources.
Baltimore, MD Headquarters
& Naples, FL Office
Biplab-Pal

Dr. Biplab Pal

Co-Founder
& Opteev Research Director
Dr. Pal oversees Opteev’s multidisciplinary in-house bioengineering and engineering teams and drives Opteev’s scientific innovation.
Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Steve Maguire

Co-founder
& Partner
Mr. Maguire is a Co-founder of Opteev as well as the founder of Maguire Products, Inc. He is also a partner with Bessemer in Novatec, Inc.
 
 
Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Dr. Mesfin Meshesha

Vice President,
Virology & Diagnostics
Dr Meshesha oversees the multiple subgroups of Opteev’s Virology Department, pathogen research, and molecular diagnostic technology development.
Baltimore, MD Headquarters
Chakravarthi Chintalapati

Dr. Chakravarthi Chintalapati

Director, Molecular
Virology Research
Dr Chintalapati leads the virology research and regulatory affairs at Opteev’s Kolkata, India biosafety laboratory.
Kolkota, IN Laboratory

Greg Washburn

Vice President,
Operations for Novatec and Opteev
Greg Washburn is Vice President of Operations for Novatec and Opteev. He oversees all Engineering and Manufacturing activities, and has been with the company for 28 years.
 
 
Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Ryan Ismirlian

Lead Development Engineer
Ryan Ismirlian serves as Lead Development Engineer for Opteev in addition to his role as Conveying Product Manager for Novatec. He joined the company after earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Engineering Design and Manufacturability from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2014.
Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Sean Healy

Lead Development Engineer
Sean Healy is one of our Lead Development Engineers for our mechanical team. Sean has 15 years of mechanical design and validation experience after earning a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.
 
 
Baltimore, MD Headquarters
Dana Gardner

Dana Gardner

Vice President,
Business Development
Mr. Gardner manages Opteev’s marketing initiatives, portfolio strategy, pipeline prioritization, and formation of new business ventures.
 
San Diego, CA Office

Dr. Subrata Das

Vice President,
Virtual Technology Development
Dr. Das is responsible for the development of virtual technologies at Opteev including Data-driven digital marketing and engagement strategy as well as advancing social platforms.
 
 
Kolkata, IN

Brad Owens

Vice President,
Software Development
Brad Owens oversees the software development from firmware to mobile apps. He has over 30 years of development experience.
Baltimore, MD Headquarters

Our Leadership

Conrad Bessemer

Chairman & Founder

Conrad is the executive chairman and co-founder of MachineSense, LLC and the CEO/Managing Partner of both Opteev, Inc. and Novatec, Inc. Novatec is the largest manufacturer of dehumidifying dryers for the plastics industry in North America. Prior to the purchase of Novatec, Conrad worked for The Conair Group, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) a manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for plastics from 1996 until 2006.

During his tenure, the company grew 500% in revenue. From 2001 to 2006, Conrad was President of Conair North America. He left Conair in 2006 to join with Steve Maguire of Maguire Products, Inc. to purchase Novatec. Through the introduction of new products and with his leadership, Novatec has tripled in sales. This has been accomplished with the active assistance of his wife Susan who is a major part of the leadership team.

In addition, Conrad serves as Chairman of the Political Science Board of Visitors of Pennsylvania State University.

Biplab Pal, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Biplab co-founded MachineSense, LLC and assumed the role of Chief Technology Officer in September of 2014. Biplab became President & COO of MachineSense in December 2018.

He leads a multi-disciplinary in-house engineering team in the development of MachineSense’s IoT technology. The development has led to 14 US and international patent applications in Industrial IoT.

Throughout his career, Biplab has worked extensively in the R&D of sensor and sensor networking for process engineering and telecommunication. Before co-founding MachineSense, Biplab started a R&D company in 2012, Zreyas Technology, Inc. which produced wireless connected sensors for emerging IoT areas. There he led the development of a fault monitoring earth/ground system for cell towers, IoT-based farming automation using an extended Zigbee system, a Bluetooth-based bio-authenticated security system for community locking as well as an IR/UV-based fraud detection system.

In 2013, he spun off Autopredictivecoding, LLC from Zreyas Technology, Inc. for the development of Big Data machine learning algorithms used in extracting real time intelligence from high velocity sensor data. He has also served as advisor to the CEO for Big Data analytic companies Soft10, Inc. and Treeminer, Inc.

Biplab’s extensive experience includes the development of optical sensor technology while he worked as principal sensor engineer and R&D manager for Endress+Hausser in Anaheim. He developed new sensor systems for UV-visible /IR for FDA/EPA mandated quality control in the biotech, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and environmental sectors. He has also worked as Principal Engineer for Ciena Corp.

Biplab is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) where he obtained BS & MS in Physics and a Ph.D. in Electronics and Telecommunication. During the pursuit of his Ph.D., he worked in Politechnique di Turino and University of Pisa in Italy in a collaborative optical electronics research program funded by the European Union.

Steve Goldstein

President-Opteev Sales

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Dana Gardner

Vice President-Opteev Sales

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Kevin Walsh

Product Manager

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John Doe

Virologist

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John Doe

Virologist

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Contact Our Sales Team

If you’re interested in enhancing your health safety measures with ViraWarn and FeverWarn, our sales team is happy to assist you every step of the way. From charting customized deployment plans to streamlining integrations, our team will make the process fast and easy so your team and guests can focus on the task at hand with peace of mind.  

Send an email or give us a call to start a conversation with our sales team. If you’re ready to get going, fill out the “Let’s Get Started” form to fast-track your deployment.

Our Address

222 E. Thomas Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21225 USA

Our Mailbox:

sales@opteev.com

Our Phone:

+1-443-457-1370