LiteCure founder and CEO Brian Pryor wins Alumni Achievement Award
NEWPORT, R.I. – Brian Pryor of Newark, Del., founder and chief executive officer of the medical device manufacturer LiteCure, was named an Alumni Achievement Award winner during Salve Regina University’s recent reunion weekend celebration. Pryor earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and chemistry from Salve Regina in 1992.
LiteCure is at the forefront of therapeutic laser design and technology in both the medical and veterinary markets. LiteCure Medical launched its line of LightForce Deep Tissue Therapy Lasers in 2011. In 2014, the Companion Animal Health brand was launched along with an expanded line of rehabilitation and regenerative medicine products.
A self-described “serial entrepreneur,” Pryor’s latest startup, mTrigger, is an innovative mobile health company focusing on rehabilitation. His companies actively work with teaching institutions, clinicians and scientists around the world.
Pryor serves on numerous boards, is a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, has published over 30 scientific papers and holds numerous U.S. and international patents. He is an active international speaker on laser applications as well as on business and marketing strategies.
Evidence of this service can be found on the baseball diamond where Brian has been coaching Little League baseball for many years. He is also very involved with mentoring college students at the University of Delaware, and serves on two nonprofit boards: the Delaware Technology Park.
He continues to be an inspiration to many people, including his classmate David Keeler ’92, who says, “Brian was captain of the Salve baseball team his senior year while graduating with honors with a double major in chemistry and math. He was involved in student government, Sigma Phi Sigma, sports, academics and even tutored students. He really embraced Salve’s mission of service to others.”
From faith to family, his years at Salve have had a profound effect on Brian. He notes that “through classes as well as the campus culture, I felt part of the faith community.” Brian’s wife Ann Marie is also a Salve alumna and, together, they have three children whom he calls his proudest accomplishments. In addition to recognizing several faculty members as being instrumental in his development, Brian is also quick to point out two other mentors. “I would have to say my biggest mentors were my parents. They taught me, mostly through example, the importance of hard work and dedication, and most importantly, to treat people as you want to be treated.”
LiteCure’s evidence-based approach to creating new technology goes hand-in-hand with its commitment to education and Pryor credits his Salve Regina education for instilling in him the spirit of collaboration that his initiatives encompass.
a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania.