Dr. Mike Colvin has over 30 years of experience developing medical devices, pharmaceuticals & biologicals, and combination products, including extensive project and personnel management, and experience in pre-clinical, clinical, and domestic and foreign regulatory strategy and submissions. He recently was in charge of a startup class III Device Company. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Boston Scientific’s Neuromodulation division where he was developing advanced spinal cord and deep brain stimulators. Boston Scientific acquired Advanced Bionics in 2004, where Mike was Chief Scientist developing Cochlear implants for the profoundly deaf. Prior to this, he was Director at the Medical Research Group, developing a long-term implantable glucose sensor and insulin pump for type 1 and 2 diabetic patients; successfully completing a clinical trial. Before this, he was a director of R&D at Smith & Nephew Plc., where he worked on developing state of the art ophthalmic and orthopedic products. Prior, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology where he worked on novel immuno-polymeric conjugates for unique diagnostic and biomedical applications (including development of a treatment for neuroblastoma cancer, successfully utilized in hundreds of patients). He also worked on acoustic levitation and Zero G experiments on various space shuttle missions.
Dr. Colvin earned his PhD in physical chemistry from the Univ. of So. CA/Caltech; he also was trained in several specialty surgical internships related to medical implants. He is inventor on well over 100 issued medical product patents. He has taught/lectured and published a variety of journal articles and book chapters in the physical sciences, on the proper way to develop medical products, and on regulatory submissions (domestic and foreign).