The University of Minnesota’s the Director of Innovation Fellows Program at University of Minnesota’s (UM) Medical Devices Center will keynote the Medical Silicone Conference (MSC), to be held again in Minneapolis Oct 4–5. The fifth edition of the silicone-focused event will feature presentations by leading industry experts on material, processing, and design topics specific to medical device OEMs.

Saurav Paul, PhD, JD, has held his position at the Medical Devices Center (MDC) since August of 2011. Dr. Paul came to the MDC from St. Jude Medical Inc, a leading medical device company headquartered in St. Paul, MN. He joined the research and development group at St. Jude Medical’s cardiovascular catheter division, formerly known as Daig Division, in 2002. In his nine years at St. Jude Medical, he was instrumental in driving innovation and creating minimally invasive catheter-based technology platforms for diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation. Over the last few years, Dr. Paul has been the most prolific inventor at St. Jude Medical’s Atrial Fibrillation Division. He has over 100 US and international patent publications, including issued patents and published patent applications.

For more information on the conference or to register, go to the Medical Silicone Conference registration site.