Dr Covalin has 25 years in R&D with the last 15 in the medical device space. Amongst other, he has served as principal researcher, project technical lead, and as director of new projects. Dr. Covalin has been consultant for start-ups as well as for fortune‑500 medical device and pharma companies. Over the past 15 years Alejandro has designed both implantable and non‑implantable medical devices and has been involved in the design and execution of many pre‑clinical and clinical trials to test his designs as well as in the corresponding FDA filings. During the same period Dr. Covalin has been named an inventor in 18 patents and patent applications. More recently, Dr. Covalin co-founded and serves as Chief Technology Officer for Spark Biomedical, where he is responsible of R&D as well as IP development.