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About Us

Founded in 2006, Advalight is the company behind the groundbreaking dual wavelength laser, ADVATx. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with sales and service offices in San Diego, CA, USA, Advalight has developed, patented, and commercialised the innovative ADVATx laser system to use in the fast growing area of dermatology and aesthetic medicine. ADVATx is available to dermatological and aesthetic practices in over 50 countries through our network of global distributors.

Our History

The story of Advalight began when Danish professor Peter Bjerring, MD, presented a core problem of lasers in dermatology to graduate students at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Dr. Bjerring felt that the laser technologies available at the time were far too expensive and required too much maintenance, while generating too many side effects for the patients. He believed that there was a need to modernize the technology - by utilizing solid state laser technology - and to create yellow-wavelength lasers that were simple to use and easy to maintain. Two PhD students at DTU, Jesper L. Mortensen and Morten Thorhauge, had already developed ideas about how to emit yellow light by using simpler technology, so they took up the challenge. In 2006, they put a team together, applied for funding, patented the technology, and started exploring the potential of solid-state yellow light lasers in the field of dermatology. Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Bjerring became instrumental in the clinical validation of the new laser technology. Problem and solution had met, and the journey had begun towards laser treatment with better clinical outcome, more patient comfort, and less hassle for the provider.

Our Expertise

To develop and market medical lasers based on a deep insight to the physicians' working conditions and an intimate understanding of patient needs.

By introducing a new technology built on solid-state laser technology operating in the yellow and infrared spectrums, we support the modern physician's goal of improving patient results and experiences, while reducing the clinic's costs and use of consumables, all while adhering to the oath to " First, do no Harm."

Our Vision

To be the world's leading innovator of medical dermatology lasers.

We will do this by creating the most advanced and effective medical lasers in the market for high demand procedures.

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Our Mission

To provide innovative, best in class laser technology to advance the treatment of unwanted skin disorders and conditions, while restoring dermal health.

The Advalight Family

Management

Jacob L. Philipsen, PHD

CEO

20 years of management experience from high-tech companies in the fields of medical devices, photonics, sensors, and electronics.

Before joining Advalight, Jacob served as the CEO of RSP Systems A/S, an innovator in glucose monitoring solutions for diabetics. Prior to that, Jacob held CEO and senior management positions with the companies Flux A/S, Sonion A/S, NKT Integration A/S, and Teem Photonics S.A. At Sonion, he was president of the MEMS division and headed its divestment to EPCOS AG.

He currently serves on the board of directors of two medical device companies.

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Travis Mahan, BSc

EVP GLOBAL SALES & MARKETING, PRESIDENT ADVALICHT CORP.

18 years of experience in the aesthetic medical device industry, having successfully launched numerous novel technologies.

From the first microdermabrasion system sold in the United States, to non-invasive fat reduction, to the latest breakthroughs in combining thermal imaging with Radio Frequency, he has continually been at the forefront of the industry.

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Anders Bjerg, BSc Eng

EVP INTERNATIONAL SALES EMEA & APAC

18 years of experience with sales and distribution management of medical devices.

Before joining Advalight, Anders was Sales Director at Natus/GN Otometrics, a world leader in audiological equipment, managing a network of distributors in EMEA & APAC. Prior to that, Anders worked 7 years with laser & IPL manufacturer Ellipse A/S managing EMEA distributors and a subsidiary in Spain.

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Andrè Søballe, BSc

COO

30 years of experience from operations management in MedTech and the aerospace industry.

Andrè’s track record includes positions as VP Operations at Sonion, BK Medical, and DDD Diagnostics and as Head of Maintenance Production at Scandinavian Airlines.

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Morten Thorhauge, PhD

CTO & CO-FOUNDER

PhD in biomedical optics with a focus on light-tissue interaction and solid-state laser technology. Recipient of the Danish Optical Society Award in 2010. A co-inventor of the technology behind the ADVATx and the author of  more than 20 peer-reviewed articles. Morten was Advalight’s original CEO and has acted as the company’s CTO  since 2009.

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Jesper L. Mortensen, PhD

VP PRODUCT ENGINEERING & CO-FOUNDER

PhD in laser physics and co-inventor of the technology behind the ADVATx, Jesper is today responsible for all product development at Advalight.

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Janni B. Rosfeldt, MSc Aud

CFO

16 years of accounting and financial planning experience. 

Before joining Advalight, Janni was Accounting Mgr. at GN Otometrics, a world leader in audiological equipment, and took part in its divesture to and integration with Natus Medical (US).

Janni holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Auditing and has spent 7 years with Deloitte.

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Christian

Christian Helms-Olesen, BSc

VP QA & RA

18 years of experience within quality assurance, regulatory affairs, lean & six sigma.

Christian’s track record includes the position as director of QA & RA at GN Otometrics (Natus), a global leader in audiological instrumentation.

He also held senior management positions within QA/RA at Pnn Medical and Unomedical.

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Clinical Advisory Board

Ron Moy, M.D.

BEVERLY HILLS. CA

  • Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Plastic Surgeon
  • President, American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), 2011
  • American Board of Medical Quality, Medical Board of California 2005
  • President, American Society of Dermatological Surgery (ASDS), 2001
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, UCLA Medical School
  • Former Co-Chief of UCLA School of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Editor in Chief of Dermatologic Surgery
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Serge Mordon, PhD

LILLE. FRANCE

  • PhD in Laser Physics
  • Masters Degree in Strategy and Organization Management
  • Nominated as Finland Distinguished Professor in 2015
  • Professor, French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
  • Director, INSERM U 1189 ( Image Assisted Laser Therapies Assisted for Oncology)
  • Director, Photomedicine Center, Lille University Hospital
  • Authored over 600 published articles
  • Author of 16 issued patents
  • President, French Medical Laser Society
  • Board Member of numerous professional societies
  • Associate Editor, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
  • Internationally recognized expert in laser-tissues interaction and laser applications in medicine
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Carsten M. Philipp, M.D.

BERLIN. GERMANY

  • Clinical Director, Centre for Laser Medicine, Evangelische Elisabeth Klinik Berlin
  • President of the German Society for Laser Medicine (DGLM)
  • Vice President of the European Laser Association (ELA)
  • Editor “Photonics & Lasers in Medicine” (PLM)
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Jesper L. Mortensen, M.D.

DENMARK

30 years of experience from operations management in MedTech and the aerospace industry.

Andrè’s track record includes positions as VP Operations at Sonion, BK Medical, and DDD Diagnostics and as Head of Maintenance Production at Scandinavian Airlines.

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KOLs

Suneel Chilukuri, MD, FAAD, FACMS

US

Jason Emer, MD, FAAD

US

Pablo Naranjo, MD

SPAIN

Peter Bjerring, MD

DENMARK

Michael Gold, MD, FAAD

US

Brooke Jackson, MD, FAAD

US

Jacqueline Luna, MD

PHILIPPINES

Ben Tittle, MD, FACS

US

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