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Our Mission

To Provide Technology for Real-Time, 3D Localization, Tracking, and Navigation of Medical Devices

Founded in 1994, Lucent Medical Systems subsequently developed and commercialized a permanent-magnet sensing technology for real-time, 3D localization, tracking, and navigation of catheters and other medical devices during medical procedures – a technology currently used in over 1.5 million patient procedures per year.  Lucent’s technology has helped eliminate the need for radiographic confirmation of device placement in those procedures.

Lucent has recently developed SAGE, a new, near-field, low-frequency electromagnetic tracking technology, expanding the opportunities for device tracking and navigation during a variety of additional medical procedures.  Lucent’s new technology is available for license to device manufacturers in select medical fields.

Company Values

Lucent Medical Systems’ corporate culture is based upon the shared principles of:

  • The power of teamwork – We believe that working together and acknowledging each person’s unique contribution is essential to our success and continued innovation.
  • Mutual respect – We value the individual talent, abilities and expertise of each employee at Lucent.
  • Innovation – We understand that technical innovation advances the healthcare system and improves patient outcomes.

Quality Policy

Lucent Medical Systems is committed to designing high quality, sophisticated and cost-effective location, navigation or diagnostic medical devices and systems which consistently exceed customer expectations.


Lucent Medical complies with FDA QSR and ISO 13485 requirements.

Lucent Medical Team

Robert Golden

President and CEO

Rob Golden founded Lucent Medical in 1994 with Dr. Fred Silverstein, to develop and commercialize Fred’s idea for a magnet locating technology for safe, bedside placement of nasogastric feeding tubes.  Prior to Lucent, he was a staff research engineer in the UW Department of Radiology, working on NMR spectroscopy and MR imaging.  Rob has a BA in Physics from Oberlin College, and a Masters and PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Washington.

Steve Vincent

Director of Engineering

Steve brings over 30 years of experience in project management, developing and manufacturing of medical devices for a wide range of medical device applications.  He oversees the engineering and product development functions at Lucent Medical as well as manufacturing systems and processes.  As Vice President of Engineering, Steve uses his expertise in medical device product development to create devices that use Lucent’s proprietary tracking technology.  He has worked for other medical device companies including Physio-Control, Scout Medical, and PATH, and holds a BSE from the University of Washington.

Fred Silverstein, MD

Founder, Board Director, Advisor

Fred Silverstein, MD, is a founder, Board director, and medical advisor to the Company.  Dr. Silverstein was a Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Washington, is the author of numerous texts and research articles, and has invented numerous medical devices.  Fred was a principal for Frazier and Company, a healthcare venture capital firm based in Seattle, and Medical Director for Advanced Technology Labs (ATL).  He earned his BS degree from Alfred University and his MD from Columbia University.

Cindy Pestka

Director of RA and QA

Cindy has been involved in medical research, regulatory affairs and quality assurance for over 30 years.  During that time she worked on medical device clinical trials (clinical data monitoring, IRB and IDE approvals), FDA marketing clearance (PMA and 510(k)), and Quality System Management (including FDA inspections and ISO 13485 certifications).  When not working, Cindy enjoys traveling, making art, Crossfit and social activism.  Cindy has a BS in Biology from Washington University.

Curtis King

Lead Engineer

Curtis King is Lucent’s lead Mechanical Engineer and heavily involved in new product creation and manufacturing support.  Curtis has been active in product and technology development for over 20 years.  During that time he has led or played key roles in the development and commercialization of products in the industrial machinery, mining, consumer recreation, life sciences, and medical device industries.  Curtis is an inventor on numerous foreign and domestic patents, and a co-author of a number of research articles.  He attended the University of Utah.

Sam Andreason

Chief Scientist

Sam Andreason performed research in experimental Plasma Physics for 4 years before joining Lucent Medical Systems, with the goal of being able to produce products in the near term that positively impact millions of people.  At Lucent, he has continued to improve the state of the art in magnetic tracking systems through analysis and refinement and the occasional burst of inspiration.  Sam is an avid observer of the world we live in, and in his free time takes an interest in photography, motorcycling, hiking, and snowshoeing.  Sam earned his PhD from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington.

Contact Us

To find out more about SAGE technology, please fill out and submit the form below, or give us a call at 425-822-3310, extension 28.


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