Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek, PhD, who has led R&D and business development teams at Medtronic and Covidien, has joined HistoSonics as Vice President of Research & Development. Dr. Stopek is based in Minneapolis, where he will help HistoSonics build a presence in this rich medical device market. BIO 2: Dr. Stopek has more than 15 years of R&D leadership experience, including a strong background in developing image-guided technologies and bringing new platforms to market. He joins HistoSonics from Medtronic Lung Health, where he served as Senior Director of R&D and led a team of over 60 engineers. Previously, he spent eight years at Covidien, where he served in both R&D and Business Development leadership roles. Earlier in his career, Dr. Stopek was a Platform Leader in Advanced Technology R&D at US Surgical, and he was the co-founder and VP of a startup medical device company, VMSI. Dr. Stopek has significant experience in IP strategy, with over 100+ issued patents and another 200+ patents pending. Dr. Stopek received his BS, MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida, where he also completed a fellowship in Neurosurgery and Neuroscience.