About Us

We combine science with engineering to develop unique devices that deliver photons to the brain and inner systems. Our mission is to create photobiomodulation devices that are safe and effective – to help improve one’s quality of life.

The Vielight story started in 1995, when Lew Lim and a team of engineers at Silicon Valley discovered that the intranasal channel is a gateway to the brain, eyes and circulatory system. Diffusing non-coherent electromagnetic energy was chosen as the safest form of stimulation inside something as vital as the head.

Officially incorporated in Canada in 2011, Vielight Inc has since evolved into a formidable team of engineers, scientists and business professionals dedicated towards taking the technology to as many people as possible. Vielight’s footprint currently covers North America, Europe, Australia and many other markets.

Our foremost mission is to further scientific research in the developing field of photobiomodulation. The majority of our funds are invested in clinical research.

Throughout the years, several research institutions have adopted the use of Vielight technology in clinical trials, namely, Boston University School of Medicine, the University of California San Francisco and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

As of today, we’re undertaking the world’s first pivotal phase 3 trial for Alzheimer’s Disease in St Michael’s Hospital (among 7 other sites across North America) in the hopes of finding a solution. (Link)

Board of Directors

Lew Lim
Lew LimFounder & CEO
Dr. Lew Lim is an engineer and a Doctor of Natural Medicine with additional diplomas in Medical Neuroscience and Business and Accountancy. He obtained his degrees and diplomas from the University of California at Berkeley, University of Sheffield, Duke University, Quantum University and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
Glynn Jones
Glynn JonesChief Financial Officer
Glynn is a Chartered Professional Accountant who trained at Ernst & Whinney and KPMG, and has many years experience in public practice and in senior financial positions at private and public companies, as well as in the University and non-profit sectors in British Columbia. He moved to Toronto and joined Vielight in 2013.
Peter Adams
Peter AdamsVP, Business Development
Peter has worked in executive, consulting and management positions both internationally and in Canada, in large corporations and startups. He has also worked as a consultant at Fortune 500 companies. His current focus is on early-market development for Vielight Inc.

Research Team

Dr. Mahta Karimpoor
Dr. Mahta KarimpoorResearch Scientist and Biomedical Engineer
Mahta leads biomedical engineering research and development at Vielight. She holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tabriz, an MSc in Medical Electronics and Physics from Queen Mary University of London and a PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto.

In the past, Mahta conducted research at Sunnybrook Research Institute, using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to understand the relationship between brain activity and behaviour.

Dr. Genane Loheswaran
Dr. Genane LoheswaranResearch Manager for EEG Signal Processing
Genane manages Vielight’s research projects in collaboration with various organizations. She holds a BSc in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto, a MSc in Neuroscience from McMaster University and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto.

Genane conducted research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health using transcranial magnetic stimulation and EEG to study the effects of commonly abused drugs on the brain.

Dr. Alison Smith
Dr. Alison SmithManager of Performance Science & Research
Alison is leading the development of a new Vielight research initiative investigating the effects of Vielight photobiomodulation (PBM) devices in high performance athletics, brain training/biohacking, and meditation.

Alison received her Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo and was affiliated with the Sunnybrook: Centre for Stroke Recovery. She is also a senior medical writer, former University of Waterloo adjunct faculty member, and public speaker with over 15 years experience in the field of neuroscience.

Management Team

Gennady Lemud
Gennady LemudMarketing & Communications Director
With a MBA from Schulich and a BFA in Visual Arts and Design, the left and the right parts of Gennady’s brain are functioning on the same wavelength. He also has a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) designation and an understanding of markets, a novel fit for a growing tech company. His extensive marketing experience ranges from large multinationals to startups, covering areas from brand strategy to new product launches and more. This diverse and impressive resume and unique creative talent makes Gennady a valuable part of the Vielight team.
Dominic Jake King Lim
Dominic Jake King LimOperations Director
Dominic manages Vielight’s website and digital resources, ranging from analytics, project management to back-end web development. He graduated with a BSc. in Computational Mathematics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Having been a part of Vielight since its founding, he applies his education to problem-solving across a wide range of fields.

Vielight Inc

Contact Us

Administration division

Lew Lim, PhD, DNM, MBA, FCMA, Grad.Cert.Eng.
Founder & CEO

Peter Adams
VP, Business Development

Hilary Au, PhD, MSc, BSc Biochem.
VP, Science, Materials & Logistics

Glynn Jones, CPA, CA, B Com.
Chief Financial Officer

Gennady Lemud, CIM, MBA, BFA
Communications and Marketing Director

Dominic Jake King Lim, BSc Comp Math.
Operations Director

Katherine Spencer, BSc Biopsych.
Customer Service and Administration

Haley Dwyer-Hakaj, Dip. Paralegal.
Customer Service and Administration

Research and Development division

Teng Howe, BSc Mech Eng.
Chief Engineer, Mechanical & Manufacturing

Kam Yip, MBA, BSc Elec Eng.
Electronics & Software Engineer

Janine Liburd, PhD, MSc Biochem.
Clinical Trial Manager and Research Scientist

Gena Loheswaran, PhD, MSc Pharmacology.
Research Manager

Mahta Karimpoor, PhD, Medical Biophysics.
Research Scientist and Biomedical Engineer

Alison Smith, PhD, MSc Neuroscience.
Manager of Performance Science and Research

Liyao Ji, MSc. Biochem.
Quality and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Advisors

Michael Hamblin, PhD, MSc, HBsc
Harvard Medical School

Email : info@vielight.com

Address:
Administration Division
346A Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 2G6
Canada

Research Division
346C Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 2G6
Canada

Telephone:
+1-877-355-8012 (Toll-free for US and Canada)

International:
dominic@vielight.com