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Inventor of the K1 syringe and founder of the SafePoint charity

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 Marc Koska Biography

Marc Koska is a highly successful businessman and social entrepreneur who has helped to save more than 14 million lives. Despite years of rejection, Marc persisted in developing his revolutionary disposable syringe, the iconic K-1 syringe, the world’s first ‘auto disable’ syringe for the curative market. He was awarded an OBE for his ‘Contribution to Global Healthcare’.

Marc is a highly motivational and charismatic speaker, someone who has fought ignorance, bureaucracy and vested interest every step of the way to create a highly successful and dynamic company, and whose sole motivation is to save lives by eradicating the spread of a killer virus. Marc’s genuine lack of financial motivation is inspirational, moving and an admirably unique quality rarely seen in a thriving entrepreneur.

One child dies every 24 seconds as a result of unsafe injections. The World Health Organisation estimate 3,500 dies each day as a result of unsafe injections, which is the equivalent of 10 jumbo jets crashing each day! Syringes intended to be used once are reused in developing world healthcare systems on average seven times, passing on blood borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis from one patient to another.
Today hundreds of millions of his syringes are sold annually and the invention has saved more than 14 million lives and prevented 10 million cases of disease transmission. All injections given with a K1 syringe, Marc’s revolutionary invention, are sterile and safe. They protect the patient, and the next patient, and their families, because the K1 syringe cannot be reused – it locks and breaks after one use. The design of his ground-breaking syringe took three minutes. The implementation of his plan took 17 turbulent and disheartening years of sacrifice, rejection, disappointment and finally a rewarding and revolutionary triumph. Marc Koska can tell his inspiring story and how he founded Star Syringe and the charity Safepoint Trust.

Nearly 2 decades after inventing the iconic K-1 syringe, the world’s first ‘auto-disable’ syringe for curative market use, Marc has worked with the World Health Organisation and instigated their only third ever global health initiative – a mandate on needle safety, which will end the blight of 1.3 million deaths a year due to dirty needs and hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on avoidable illness and cross-infections. By 2017 all health systems in the world will have to switch entirely to auto-disable syringes.

Marc has been awarded the Innovation Health Award by The Tech Awards – an international awards programme that honours innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity, as well as The Economist Innovation Award for Social and Economic Innovation - making him one of the best health innovators in the world today. In 2015 he was selected as a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awardee – joining a global network and being fully integrated into the World Economic Forum.

He is a very popular speaker at TED conferences worldwide, and he has spoken at Google Zeitgeist, The Daily Beast Innovators Conference, Intelligence Squared, The Ink Conference, Peace One Day and The Global Health and Innovation Conference to name just a few.

His recent campaign in India reached a staggering 508 million people in just one week – a world record, raising awareness and educating the whole nation through TV ads, radio broadcasts, cinema screenings and newspaper articles – delivering a groundbreaking campaign to ensure that all medical injections are given safely. He achieved an historic breakthrough, resulting in plans for all injections to be made with auto disable syringes and thereby saving literally millions of lives in the coming years.

Marc has addressed many audiences with keynote speeches and motivational talks,, including the British Medical Association, British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association, Bioport Atlantic Conference, Life Scan, Bristol Myers Squibb, the Innovation Summit, Boehringer Ingleheim, the Entrepreneurs Forum, Bio Process International, the Annual Drug and Delivery Partnership Conference, Leadership in Diabetes Nursing, the Sussex Business Awards launch, Rotary Clubs, Sussex Enterprise Business Conference, Young Enterprise groups, schools and colleges. Films about his work have been shown in many countries, as well as at the Royal Albert Hall as part of “Peace One Day”. He even featured on the film that accompanied The Jubilee Song in 2012.

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Marc Koska

Inventor of the K1 syringe and founder of the SafePoint charity

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Marc Koska Biography

Marc Koska is a highly successful businessman and social entrepreneur who has helped to save more than 14 million lives. Despite years of rejection, Marc persisted in developing his revolutionary disposable syringe, the iconic K-1 syringe, the world’s first ‘auto disable’ syringe for the curative market. He was awarded an OBE for his ‘Contribution to Global Healthcare’.

Marc is a highly motivational and charismatic speaker, someone who has fought ignorance, bureaucracy and vested interest every step of the way to create a highly successful and dynamic company, and whose sole motivation is to save lives by eradicating the spread of a killer virus. Marc’s genuine lack of financial motivation is inspirational, moving and an admirably unique quality rarely seen in a thriving entrepreneur.

One child dies every 24 seconds as a result of unsafe injections. The World Health Organisation estimate 3,500 dies each day as a result of unsafe injections, which is the equivalent of 10 jumbo jets crashing each day! Syringes intended to be used once are reused in developing world healthcare systems on average seven times, passing on blood borne diseases such as HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis from one patient to another.
Today hundreds of millions of his syringes are sold annually and the invention has saved more than 14 million lives and prevented 10 million cases of disease transmission. All injections given with a K1 syringe, Marc’s revolutionary invention, are sterile and safe. They protect the patient, and the next patient, and their families, because the K1 syringe cannot be reused – it locks and breaks after one use. The design of his ground-breaking syringe took three minutes. The implementation of his plan took 17 turbulent and disheartening years of sacrifice, rejection, disappointment and finally a rewarding and revolutionary triumph. Marc Koska can tell his inspiring story and how he founded Star Syringe and the charity Safepoint Trust.

Nearly 2 decades after inventing the iconic K-1 syringe, the world’s first ‘auto-disable’ syringe for curative market use, Marc has worked with the World Health Organisation and instigated their only third ever global health initiative – a mandate on needle safety, which will end the blight of 1.3 million deaths a year due to dirty needs and hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on avoidable illness and cross-infections. By 2017 all health systems in the world will have to switch entirely to auto-disable syringes.

Marc has been awarded the Innovation Health Award by The Tech Awards – an international awards programme that honours innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity, as well as The Economist Innovation Award for Social and Economic Innovation - making him one of the best health innovators in the world today. In 2015 he was selected as a Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awardee – joining a global network and being fully integrated into the World Economic Forum.

He is a very popular speaker at TED conferences worldwide, and he has spoken at Google Zeitgeist, The Daily Beast Innovators Conference, Intelligence Squared, The Ink Conference, Peace One Day and The Global Health and Innovation Conference to name just a few.

His recent campaign in India reached a staggering 508 million people in just one week – a world record, raising awareness and educating the whole nation through TV ads, radio broadcasts, cinema screenings and newspaper articles – delivering a groundbreaking campaign to ensure that all medical injections are given safely. He achieved an historic breakthrough, resulting in plans for all injections to be made with auto disable syringes and thereby saving literally millions of lives in the coming years.

Marc has addressed many audiences with keynote speeches and motivational talks,, including the British Medical Association, British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association, Bioport Atlantic Conference, Life Scan, Bristol Myers Squibb, the Innovation Summit, Boehringer Ingleheim, the Entrepreneurs Forum, Bio Process International, the Annual Drug and Delivery Partnership Conference, Leadership in Diabetes Nursing, the Sussex Business Awards launch, Rotary Clubs, Sussex Enterprise Business Conference, Young Enterprise groups, schools and colleges. Films about his work have been shown in many countries, as well as at the Royal Albert Hall as part of “Peace One Day”. He even featured on the film that accompanied The Jubilee Song in 2012.

Marc Koska Videos

  • Cameron Sinclair, Eric Brewer & Marc Koska - US Zeitgeist 2010
  • Open Source Ideas - Marc Koska & Chrystia Freeland at European
  • Highlights: Open Source Ideas - Marc Koska at European Zeitgeist 2011

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  • How to book Marc Koska?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Marc Koska for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Marc Koska, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Marc Koska or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Marc Koska?

    Booking fees for Marc Koska, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Marc Koska, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Marc Koska?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Marc Koska for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Marc Koska for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Marc Koska or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Marc Koska or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Marc Koska is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Marc Koska for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Marc Koska generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Annie Lennox, Dr. Dean Ornish, Daniel Kraft, M.D., Ian Goldin and Maurice Biriotti. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Marc Koska for an upcoming event.

Marc Koska Speaker Videos

  • Cameron Sinclair, Eric Brewer & Marc Koska - US Zeitgeist 2010
    Open Source Ideas - Marc Koska & Chrystia Freeland at European
  • Highlights: Open Source Ideas - Marc Koska at European Zeitgeist 2011
    Marc Koska - YouTube
  • Mark Koska Demonstrates the Single-Use Syringe - YouTube

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