About Us

Orbit Biomedical’s mission is to revolutionize gene and cell therapy treatment by setting a new standard for precise, targeted surgical delivery. Our focus is to transform the accuracy, safety and consistency of delivering therapeutics to patients. Located in Philadelphia, Orbit Biomedical was founded in 2018 with a Series A investment from Syncona, a leading FTSE250 healthcare company focused on investing in and building global leaders in life science.

We are developing technology* that is focusing on:


Precision and accuracy

Building upon years of biomedical engineering, our research and development is focused on optimizing the precision and accuracy of delivery to the subretinal space, which may be useful for the treatment of blinding eye diseases.


Our goal is to help make the administration of one-time therapies as safe and efficient as possible for patients. To achieve this goal, we aim to collaborate with partners who are developing therapies to preserve or restore vision in patients suffering from sight-threatening ophthalmic diseases.


An important focus of our research is to minimize variability in delivery of therapeutics. We believe that once our technology is approved for commercial use, this will bring value to patients and surgeons and help to ensure scalability.

* Our technology is under development and our device is currently not approved for sale.

Our Team

Susan Hill

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Keane

Chief Technology Officer

David E. Bourdeau

Chief Experience & Education Officer

Joel Sussman

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Carroll

Director, Commercial Operations and Education

Karen Lott

Senior Manager, Clinical
Training Operations

Eileen O’Neill-Edgington

Office Manager