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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013

4:45 PM5:45 PM Gleason 318/418

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BME Public Lecture: Edward F. Ruppel, Jr. ’88 (BS)

My Medical Device Journey: Failures, Startup Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Join us for a free lecture open to the public and the university commmmunity followed by a reception in the Rotunda

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Registrants will receive a free campus parking pass.

Event is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of Rochester and sponsored by the University of Rochester Center for Entrepreneurship

Edward F. Ruppel, Jr. '88 (BS)

Executive Vice President, CFO, CCO of Vascular Dynamics, Inc.

Edward F. Ruppel, Jr., is currently the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Compliance Officer for Vascular Dynamics, Inc., a medical device company developing a novel treatment for Resistive Hypertension.

Mr. Ruppel transferred the intellectual property for Vascular Dynamics from an Israeli incubator and co-founded the US corporation. Mr. Ruppel also co-founded and is currently active in a Neurovascular startup, and was CEO of a neurovascular rollup effort, Endeavor Endovascular. Prior to this, Mr. Ruppel was the Corporate Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President, responsible for all R&D and Operational activities at Micrus Endovascular Corporation from 2003 to March 2011. Micrus had a successful IPO in 2005, and was acquired by Codman & Shurtleff, a Johnson & Johnson company, in 2010. From March 2001 to March 2003, Mr. Ruppel served as the Vice President of Operations of CBYON, Inc., a surgical navigation software and equipment company, where he managed Operations, Quality and Regulatory Affairs. From June 1994 to December 2000, he served as Director of Operations, among other management positions, for Biometric Imaging, which was purchased by Becton, Dickinson & Company in 1999. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester and his MBA from TRIUM (degree jointly conferred by New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, London School of Economics, and HEC School of Management, Paris).