Technological solutions aimed to help lung disease patients breathe better and increase quality of life.


Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and provide innovative technological solutions that enable patients to breathe better and improve their quality of life. We believe that everyone deserves access to reliable and effective respiratory support, and we are committed to using cutting-edge technology to make this a reality. By collaborating with healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers, we aim to create respiratory devices that meet the unique needs of each individual. Our goal is to empower patients to take control of their respiratory health, and to support them in their journey towards better breathing and improved well-being.


Our technology is designed to help individuals suffering from respiratory distress and cardiopulmonary issues by providing cutting-edge solutions that can help save lives. With over 15 million Americans affected by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and around 150,000 deaths per year, it is clear that there is a critical need for effective and efficient medical interventions. Our technology is built to meet this need head-on, using advanced methods to deliver superior results.

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Our technology leverages the latest in ECMO technology, which has been used more than 160,000 times worldwide in 2020 alone. Over half of the hospitals utilizing ECMO are located in the United States, indicating its importance in managing cardiopulmonary issues. Our technology is designed to be easy to use and highly effective, making it an essential tool for healthcare providers in their mission to save lives.

Whether you’re a healthcare provider looking for a reliable solution to manage respiratory distress and cardiopulmonary issues, or you’re a patient seeking cutting-edge treatment options, our technology is the perfect choice. With our commitment to excellence and our dedication to improving patient outcomes, you can rest assured that you’re getting the very best in medical technology.

Who Our Patients Are

At Halexe, our patients are individuals who are facing respiratory distress and cardiopulmonary issues, including those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other advanced lung diseases. We understand that these conditions can significantly impact our patients’ quality of life, making it difficult for them to breathe and perform daily activities. That’s why we are dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions, such as improvements to ECMO technology, to help our patients manage their conditions and improve their outcomes.

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Whether our patients are seeking treatment options for COPD or other advanced lung diseases, or require ECMO technology to manage cardiopulmonary issues, we are here to provide them with the advancements to the support and care they need. We are proud to be a trusted partner in their healthcare journey, and we are committed to delivering exceptional outcomes and improving their quality of life.

Our Partners

Who We Are

Lauren MacDonough
Lauren MacDonough
Chief Executive Officer

Lauren is a highly skilled professional with a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship from John Hopkins University. With over 9 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, Lauren has developed expertise in the commercialization of biologics and small molecule programs. She has a diverse background, having worked in various analytical and regulatory roles, overseeing drug candidates from Phase I studies through to commercialization. Lauren’s exceptional analytical and strategic abilities make her a valuable asset in navigating the complexities of the biotech and pharmaceutical industry.

Michael Silk
Michael Silk
Chief Revenue Officer

Michael is an accomplished professional with over 13 years of expertise in integrated software applications and medical billing within the healthcare industry. He has a proven track record of helping early-stage companies achieve successful exits, as well as aiding some of the nation’s top healthcare systems in optimizing revenue, patient flow, and throughput. Currently, as the head of business development at Randseco (now acquired by Priority Ondemand), Mike is dedicated to expanding their market share and driving revenue growth.

Peter Piechocniski
Peter Piechocniski, P.E.
Chief Technology Officer

Peter is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of extensive experience in Product Design & Engineering across a wide range of industries. With a strong background in biomedical, medical devices, 3D printing, power generation, instrumentation, high-volume disposables, aerospace, robotics, industrial automation, food, machine design, specialty equipment, safety, and energy, Peter has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to draw from. Currently, he is the manager of an application engineering team at Clever Devices, where he leverages his skills to lead the team towards success.

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