Who We Are

O2 Science is a humanitarian-focused medical device startup located in Jerusalem, Israel. We innovate breathrough devices to prevent epidemic-level childhood blindness, and solve oxygen inaccessibility in low-income countries. Both problems are pervasive and preventable.

Our team of engineers, physicians and clinicians are united by uncommon compassion to save lives. Through relentless innovation, we will close this gap on medical injustice.

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Richard Manley

Rich is the CEO of an impact focused strategy and brand group in Austin Texas, and O2 Science, an Israel medical device startup focused on oxygen delivery to premature babies in the developing world. Previously, Rich was the founder of ventures that spanned media, enterprise and mobile technologies for hospitality and retail brands including JC Penney and Hilton.

Todd Gibson

Raised as a native in one of the most remote and primitive countries on earth, Todd blends his unique upbringing with a decade of technology leadership to drive strategic innovation and impact for the developing world. Todd has led engineering and product teams globally, spanning digital and physical engineering disciplines with both startups and established companies.

Dr. Armie Harper

Dr. C. Armitage “Armie” Harper is Chief of Ophthalmology at Seton Medical Center in Austin and a Clinical Associate Professor at the Mitchel and Shannon Wong Eye Institute, University of Texas, Dell Medical School.  Dr Harper is a partner at Austin Retina Associates. With 18 locations, Austin Retina is one of the largest Retina practices in the U.S. and the largest practice in Central Texas. He is an internationally-recognized expert on Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), and has been relentless in his drive to help save the sight of premature babies in the US and the developing world.

O2S Team

Mexico City NICU – (L to R) Dr. Armie Harper, Rich Manley, Todd Gibson


Caesarea, Israel – (L to R) Todd Gibson, Rich Manley, and some of our project engineers

Hugo Team

Mexico City – (L to R) Dr. Linda Vasquez, Dr. Hugo Quiroz-Mercado, Dr. Armie Harper, Dr. Frank Perez

APEC Discussion

Santiago de Querétaro – (L to R) Jeff Morrison - Stanford Medical Center, Kyle Keeling, Dr. Frank Perez, Todd Gibson, Dr. Paulina Ramirez, Dr. Armie Harper

O2S Team

Chicago – (L to R) Todd Gibson, Dr. Armie Harper, Rich Manley

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APEC Discussion
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International Team

Dr. Hugo Quiroz-

Dr. Hugo Quiroz-Mercado is a recognized leader and specialist in diseases of the retina, macular diseases, diabetic retinopathy, and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). He is currently a Retinal surgeon with an appointment at Hospital

Dr. Maria Ana

Dr. Maria Ana Martinez-Castellanos is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Retina, at the Asociación para Evitar la Ceguera (APEC) in México City, the largest eye hospital in Latin America. She also serves as a pediatric retina

Dr. Paulina Ramirez-

Paulina Ramírez-Neria is an Ophthalmologist and retina surgeon and specialist in pediatric retina. She currently is head of Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening Program at the Instituto Mexicano de Oftalmología

Francisco Perez-
Vazquez, M.D.

Knows as ‘Frank’ by colleagues and friends, he is a second-year Ophthalmology resident in APEC Hospital in Mexico City. After graduating in 2017 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), he worked 

Co-Development Partners

Taga Design

TAGA Design

Tel Aviv, Israel

Taga is an award-winning industrial design and development firm known for making remarkable and breakthrough products.



SWV is our Clinician, Education and Physician training partner. Small World’s mission is to eradicate childhood blindness.



Treating over 250,000 patients annually, APEC is the largest eye hospital and the only pediatric retina unit in Latin America.