BME Leadership Speaker

10/01/2018 - 3:00pm
LEADERSHIP SEMINAR SERIES: Leonard Pinchuk, Ph.D., D.Sc., Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
Communicore, C1-17

Dr. Pinchuk began his career in 1983 at Cordis Corporation and left in 1987 to co-found Corvita Corporation where the team developed the angioplasty balloon and pioneered the field of vascular and stent-grafts. After completing a successful IPO on the NASDAQ in 1994, Corvita was purchased by Pfizer, Inc. (1996) and then sold to Boston Scientific (1998).  

​His major accomplishments include the invention or co-invention of the modern-day angioplasty balloon, the helical stent used on most stent-grafts, the modular stent-graft used to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms, polycarbonate urethanes for use in medicine, SIBS for implant applications, Boston Scientific Corporation’s TAXUS drug-eluting coronary stent, the InnFocus MicroShunt® for the treatment of glaucoma, the Surefire Catheter for treating liver tumors, the Mayser urinary drainage catheter and the next generation intraocular lens material.

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