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Saurabh Biswas

Saurabh Biswas

Associate Professor of Practice
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Interim Executive Director for Commercialization & Entrepreneurship
College of Engineering
Texas AM University


Device manufacturing

Biswas has more than fifteen years of combined experience in medical technology innovation, health care entrepreneurship, and new ventures portfolio management. His primary research interests are in applying the principles of cardiovascular mechanics in identification and subsequent design and development of medical devices to treat heart failure and similar complex pathologies of the cardiovascular system.

As entrepreneur-in-residence he plays a critical role in identification of research and technology platforms with disruptive potential and executes strategies to accelerate commercialization. To enhance hands-on entrepreneurship training and education, he plays a key role in both mentoring and bringing National Science Foundation Innovation Corps programs to students and faculties across A&M.

Prior to joining Texas A&M Engineering, Biswas was the director of new ventures at The Texas A&M University System and was directly involved in venture creation, portfolio management, and start-up investments. In that capacity, he led all aspects of divisional operations, due diligence, venture formation, and equity investments.

During his tenure, more than sixty start-up companies were created that raised more than $150 million of outside capital. He has also led multinational teams to facilitate very large strategic initiatives across the Texas A&M System where more than $350 million in funding has been successfully obtained through public-private partnership, creating a global leadership position in vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing.

Biswas is an innovator and entrepreneur with extensive experience building venture funded technology-based companies from conceptual stages. He has co-founded three healthcare companies; CorInnova (cardiac assist device), Shape Memory Medical (shape memory foam-based devices), and Cologenomics (cancer biomarker).

He has been involved from founding stages either as an inventor or key management developing strategies with hands-on involvement in all aspects of team and venture development, product roadmaps, regulatory strategy, intellectual property, and capital raising process. 

Biswas’ innovation and entrepreneurial efforts have been recognized by multiple awards in academic and global business forums. He was the recipient of the Michael E. DeBakey scholarship in cardiovascular sciences and co-inventor of a novel adjustable cardiac support and recoil device for treating systolic and diastolic heart failure. The invention, presently being commercialized, has resulted in multiple issued and pending patents in the United States, Japan and Europe.  

Biswas earned his doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M.