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Dr. Robert S. Ward

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President Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (510) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Polymer Technology Group Inc
2810 7Th Street
Berkeley , California 94710
United States

Company Description: The Polymer Technology Group (PTG) is a recognized leader in commercializing specialty and biomedical polymer products. PTG has the expert staff and...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • engineering management and polymer science
    Northeastern University
  • B.S. , chemical engineering
    University of Massachusetts
  • Doctorate , Humane Letters
    University of Massachusetts
  • Masters Certificate , Government Contracting
    George Washington University
  • honorary Ph.D.
    University of Massachusetts
  • honorary doctorate degree
    University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Web References
medtech incubator, Emergence Venture Partners, LLC. Leadership
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Robert S. Ward, Ph.D. Chairman
Bob Ward, a chemical engineer and well-known expert in biomedical polymer science, is Chairman of Emergence Venture Partners LLC, President and CEO of ExThera Medical, and the former President and Chief Executive of DSM Biomedical in Berkeley, California, a biomaterials and medical device company he founded in 1989 (Polymer Technology Group, "PTG").
Bob has 40 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of Class III medical devices, and R&D/manufacturing of novel biomaterials for critical applications. Materials and components developed and manufactured under his direction have been used in hundreds of devices and prosthetic implants.
He is a frequent contributor to the technical literature and the inventor of many widely used biomaterials and surface modification technologies. In 2003 he was awarded the "Technology Innovation and Development Award" from the Society for Biomaterials. In 2004he was named one of MD&DI's "100 Most Notable People" in the medical device industry. In 2006 he received the "Excellence in Surface Science Award" from The Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. Earlier in his career, he worked for seven years for Avco Medical Products, and 10 years for Thoratec before founding PTG. Bob studied engineering management and polymer science at Northeastern University and he has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts.
ExThera Medical's outstanding leadership
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Robert S. Ward, Ph.D. (h)
President & Chief Executive Officer
Bob Ward, a chemical engineer and well-known expert in biomedical polymer science, is Chairman of Emergence Venture Partners LLC, President and CEO of ExThera Medical, and the former President and Chief Executive of DSM Biomedical in Berkeley, California, a biomaterials and medical device company he founded in 1989 (asThe Polymer Technology Group). Dr. Ward has nearly 40 years of related experience. He is a frequent contributor to the technical literature and the inventor of many widely-used biomaterials and surface modification technologies. In 2003 he was awarded the Technology Innovation and Development Award from the Society for Biomaterials. In 2004 he was named one of MD&DI's 100 most notable people in the medical device industry. In 2006 he received the Excellence in Surface Science award from The Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. Bob worked for seven years for Avco Medical Products, and 10 years for Thoratec before founding PTG. He studied Engineering Management and polymer science at Northeastern University, and he has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
Emergence
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Robert S. ("Bob") Ward receives honorary doctorate degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell
Management
Robert S. Ward, Ph.D. Chairman
Bob Ward, a chemical engineer and well-known expert in biomedical polymer science, is Chairman of Emergence Venture Partners LLC, President and CEO of ExThera Medical, and the former President and Chief Executive of DSM Biomedical in Berkeley, California, a biomaterials and medical device company he founded in 1989 (Polymer Technology Group, "PTG").
Bob has 40 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of Class III medical devices, and R&D/manufacturing of novel biomaterials for critical applications. Materials and components developed and manufactured under his direction have been used in hundreds of devices and prosthetic implants. -
He is a frequent contributor to the technical literature and the inventor of many widely used biomaterials and surface modification technologies. In 2003 he was awarded the "Technology Innovation and Development Award" from the Society for Biomaterials. In 2004he was named one of MD&DI's "100 Most Notable People" in the medical device industry. In 2006 he received the "Excellence in Surface Science Award" from The Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts. Earlier in his career, he worked for seven years for Avco Medical Products, and 10 years for Thoratec before founding PTG. Bob studied engineering management and polymer science at Northeastern University and he has a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a Doctorate in Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts.
Society for Biomaterials - Past Awardees
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Robert S. Ward, The Polymer Technology Group
Society for Biomaterials - Past Awardees
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Robert S. Ward, The Polymer Technology Group
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