Dr. Coury has more than 40 years of expertise in the field of Biomaterials. He was recognized as one of “100 Notable People in the Medical Device Industry” by MD&DI magazine in 2008, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2009. Dr. Coury’s broad experience in senior management roles include: Director, Polymer Technology (1988-1993) and Corporate Research Fellow (1983-1993) at Medtronic, Inc.; Vice President, Research (1993-2000) and Chief Scientific Officer (1998-2000) at Focal, Inc.; and Vice President, Biomaterials Research at Genzyme Corporation (2000-2008). Dr. Coury holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware (1962), a Ph.D. in organic chemistry (1965) and an M.B.A. (1980) from the University of Minnesota.