As usual, so grateful for the mothering.com community --for popping up first on the google search.
As an IBCLC and ILCA member, I received a free sample of this hand-pump last week.
I too was suspicious and curious about who/what is "behind" it. It takes a lot of resources to mail a free pump to every ILCA member! ($8.60 just in postage!).
I have a similar impression of their website: vague.
Usually there are testimonials, personal stories of the founders/inventors, etc.
If it is indeed owned by another reputable company, why not publicize it? Is it a WHO Code issue?
In any case, here is one lead not yet mentioned: The cover letter included with the pump is signed by "Dr. Jimi Francis, IBCLC, Ph.D., Clinical Director"
I only had a second to do a search, but found this bio:http://lactspeak.com/speakers/JimiFrancis/
I'm sure a resourceful curious person could call her or send an email directly.
I'd love to hear the whole scoop, when someone knows more!
Virginia Bobro, IBCLC, CD, Certified Childbirth Mentor
Managing Director, Birthing From Within