George Bourne Chief Operations Officer with 30+ years of experience in operations and R&D at global Medical Device companies. Career: Mr. Bourne was most recently CTO/COO of Angiodynamics, with additional roles at Navilyst Medical, Boston Scientific, Baxter & Allegiance Healthcare & C.R. Bard. Education: Mr. Bourne holds a BS in Biological Science and Master of Science in Plastics Engineering from the University of Lowell, in addition to his MBA from Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. 

George Bourne

Chief Operations Officer with 30+ years of experience in operations and R&D at global Medical Device companies.

Career: Mr. Bourne was most recently CTO/COO of Angiodynamics, with additional roles at Navilyst Medical, Boston Scientific, Baxter & Allegiance Healthcare & C.R. Bard.

Education: Mr. Bourne holds a BS in Biological Science and Master of Science in Plastics Engineering from the University of Lowell, in addition to his MBA from Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. 

Matthew LaPlaca Vice President of Research & Development with 20+ years of R&D experience at global Medical Device companies. Career: Mr. LaPlaca recently founded Capable Design Services, a medical device R&D consulting company with a combination of Fortune 500 companies and startups as clients, and he has previously held roles at Boston Scientific, Hologic, and Johnson & Johnson. Education: Mr. LaPlaca holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Matthew LaPlaca

Vice President of Research & Development with 20+ years of R&D experience at global Medical Device companies.

Career: Mr. LaPlaca recently founded Capable Design Services, a medical device R&D consulting company with a combination of Fortune 500 companies and startups as clients, and he has previously held roles at Boston Scientific, Hologic, and Johnson & Johnson.

Education: Mr. LaPlaca holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Liz Kurjiaka Director of Program Management with over 13 years of professional experience in project management and engineering. Career: Ms. Kurjiaka was most recently a Production Analyst and Project Manager at Pratt & Whitney, with additional roles at Medtronic (formally Covidien) as an R&D Manager for Minimally Invasive capital and disposable medical devices, and AngioDynamics as an R&D Engineer for Interventional Radiology capital and disposable medical devices. Education: Ms. Kurjiaka holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Liz Kurjiaka

Director of Program Management with over 13 years of professional experience in project management and engineering.

Career: Ms. Kurjiaka was most recently a Production Analyst and Project Manager at Pratt & Whitney, with additional roles at Medtronic (formally Covidien) as an R&D Manager for Minimally Invasive capital and disposable medical devices, and AngioDynamics as an R&D Engineer for Interventional Radiology capital and disposable medical devices.

Education: Ms. Kurjiaka holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Dave Danielson Medical Device Marketing Expert with 24+ years as a Medical Products Executive. Career: Mr. Danielson was previously Director of Business Development and Marketing at Boston Scientific, VP Marketing and Project Management at Genzyme Genetics, VP Marketing and Project Management at Hologic, VP Marketing at Oxford Immunotec, CEO of CRA Health, and President of Farsund Medical Products Consulting. Education: Mr. Danielson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Dave Danielson

Medical Device Marketing Expert with 24+ years as a Medical Products Executive.

Career: Mr. Danielson was previously Director of Business Development and Marketing at Boston Scientific, VP Marketing and Project Management at Genzyme Genetics, VP Marketing and Project Management at Hologic, VP Marketing at Oxford Immunotec, CEO of CRA Health, and President of Farsund Medical Products Consulting.

Education: Mr. Danielson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Bob Rioux Patent Officer with 95 issued US Patents and > 100 published or filed.  27+ years developing and commercializing Medical Devices and Capital Equipment.   Career: Mr. Rioux was previously Director R&D at Boston Scientific, VP R&D at Bovie Medical Corporation, Director R&D at Hologic, Director R&D Oncology at AngioDynamics, and CTO/COO at Innoblative Designs, Inc.   Education: Mr. Rioux holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Bob Rioux

Patent Officer with 95 issued US Patents and > 100 published or filed.  27+ years developing and commercializing Medical Devices and Capital Equipment.  

Career: Mr. Rioux was previously Director R&D at Boston Scientific, VP R&D at Bovie Medical Corporation, Director R&D at Hologic, Director R&D Oncology at AngioDynamics, and CTO/COO at Innoblative Designs, Inc.  

Education: Mr. Rioux holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.

Mansoor Amiji University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Career: Dr. Amiji is an academic pharmaceutical scientist/educator with over 25 years of experience in formulation development and delivery. His research focuses on the use of nanotechnology for developing targeted delivery systems for drugs, genes, siRNA, and vaccines. He is also the Director of Laboratory for Biomaterials and Advanced Nano-Delivery Systems (BANDS). Education: Dr. Amiji holds a B.S. Pharmacy, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University, and a PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences from Purdue University.

Mansoor Amiji

University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University's Bouvé College of Health Sciences.

Career: Dr. Amiji is an academic pharmaceutical scientist/educator with over 25 years of experience in formulation development and delivery. His research focuses on the use of nanotechnology for developing targeted delivery systems for drugs, genes, siRNA, and vaccines. He is also the Director of Laboratory for Biomaterials and Advanced Nano-Delivery Systems (BANDS).

Education: Dr. Amiji holds a B.S. Pharmacy, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University, and a PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences from Purdue University.

Kerri-Anne Mallet Regulatory Advisor with 20+ years of quality/regulatory/clinical experience in the medical technology industry. Career: Ms. Mallet is most recently Vice President of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs at Pharmatech Associates, Inc. Additional roles include Principal Consultant at K-Med Regulatory Services, Senior Manager, International Regulatory, Clinical & Quality at Johnson & Johnson (Acclarent, Inc.), and Project Leader at Voisin Consulting.  Education: Ms. Mallet holds a BSc, Biology (concentration - Cell and Molecular Biology) from Fordham University, and an MBA from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.

Kerri-Anne Mallet

Regulatory Advisor with 20+ years of quality/regulatory/clinical experience in the medical technology industry.

Career: Ms. Mallet is most recently Vice President of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs at Pharmatech Associates, Inc. Additional roles include Principal Consultant at K-Med Regulatory Services, Senior Manager, International Regulatory, Clinical & Quality at Johnson & Johnson (Acclarent, Inc.), and Project Leader at Voisin Consulting. 

Education: Ms. Mallet holds a BSc, Biology (concentration - Cell and Molecular Biology) from Fordham University, and an MBA from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.