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Len Pinchuk, PhD

Innovia, LLC

Co-Founder, President, and CEO

Len Pinchuk, PhD

About

Dr. Pinchuk is a world-renowned expert in the field of biomaterials and medical devices with over 80 patents in this area. His accomplishments include the invention of the nylon angioplasty balloon, which has now become the world's most popular angioplasty balloon, marketed by Cordis Corporation, Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), and Guidant Corporation; a flexible coronary stent; the family of polycarbonate urethane biomaterials for implantation applications; and polyurethane-based vascular grafts and stent-grafts, including the first modular bifurcated stent-graft for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms. Although some of these innovations have achieved very significant market acceptance, his most notable achievement has been the development of a novel family of biocompatible elastomeric copolymers that demonstrate superior biostability and compatibility in the vasculature as well as in other organs and tissues of the body. Specific formulations of this polymer have enabled the next generation of coronary stents, namely the Boston Scientific's Taxus Stent, where drugs can be released from these devices to inhibit restenosis.