Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, professor of medicine and professor and associate department head of biomedical engineering, was one of 168 inventors in the 2015 class of fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Slepian is a named inventor on 52 issued patents and applications and is a co-founder of SynCardia Systems, the company that brought the total artificial heart to market. He has commercialized a range of inventions and founded other medical device companies, including Focal (NASDAQ), Hansen Medical (NASDAQ), Arsenal, 480 BioMedical and MC10. Slepian is an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and current president of the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support.
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