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Professor Ellis Meng Recognized as One of MD+DI’s 40 Under 40

Alisa Gonzales
July 04, 2012 —

Ellis Meng, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has been chosen as one of the of MD+DI’s (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) 40 Medtech Innovators Under 40.

MD+DI has been the medtech industry leader for over the past three decades in news, analysis, and coverage of the most current and comprehensive information for medical device professionals. With the profound changes the industry of medical technology is experiencing, new pipelines of innovation are critical. The call for nominations earlier this spring sought to highlight the industry’s 40 most talented medtech innovators.

It is no surprise that Professor Meng made the cut. She is a prolific young inventor, entrepreneur, researcher, and educator whose work has already made a lasting impact on the medical device field. Her internationally recognized research program in biomedical micro-devices repeatedly makes game changing contributions spanning micro-fabrication technologies to wireless implants, including implantable drug infusion micro-pumps, retinal prostheses, and biomedical sensors.

Her work has produced five patents and a dozen patent applications. Her patents formed the basis for two medical device startup companies developing drug infusion pumps. Fluid Synchrony LLC, a startup co-founded by Meng, is revolutionizing drug development, leading to new therapies, and advancing implantable high performance drug infusion micro-pumps.

Talented young innovators like Ellis are the future of biomedical engineering and will undoubtedly have a major impact on the millions of patients served by her engineering innovations. Meng’s creative abilities, engaging leadership style, and compelling research will influence the medical device industry for years to come.