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Enterprise Engineering Colloquium: David Fischell

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Kimball Hall, Room B-11 473 Upson Hall

David Fischell ’75, M.S. ’78, Ph.D. ’80

Chairman and CEO, Angel Medical Systems

“Medical Devices for Humanity, Fun, and Profit”

Dr. David Fischell is an inventor and serial entrepreneur who has co-founded 14 biomedical device companies in the last 25 years, including 5 active companies: Angel Medical Systems, eNeura, Inc. (Chairman), NeuroPace, Inc., Svelte Medical Systems and Ablative Solutions (Director).  After earning his Cornell Ph.D. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, David joined Bell Laboratories in 1979 where, for 11 years, he performed and directed a wide range of research and development projects including leading an internal venture and the design and development of an integrated platform in the AT&T network for AT&T's first ever enhanced voice service, InfoworxTM.  He left Bell Labs in 1991 to work full time on medical devices.  He currently has 178 issued U.S. patents and has published numerous papers in the fields of telecommunications, cardiology and radiation dosimetry.  He was the primary designer of the BX Velocity™ and Cypher™ Stents for Cordis, a Johnson & Johnson Company, that were implanted in more than 7 million patients.  Cypher was the world's first drug eluting stent. 

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