Associate Director, New Business Formation, Office of Technology Transfer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Jim has large company medical device experience from Stryker Instruments, as well as local Ann Arbor startup experience from Xoran Technologies and Sensicore. In his more than 12 years of industry experience, Jim's roles have always focused on commercialization of new medical devices and manufacturing, with both operations and engineering responsibilities. Jim has helped commercialize over 30 different products including biomaterials, RF Ablation devices, infusion pumps, surgical power tools, high volume sterile disposables, CT Scanners, surgical navigation systems, resorbable plates and screws, and amperometric electrochemical sensors. As Coulter Project Director, Jim promotes translational research within the university, with the intent of getting cutting edge research out of the lab and into doctors' hands so they can impact patients lives more quickly. Mr. O'Connell has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer and an MS in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland. Prior to industry, Jim was a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
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