Chaid Schwarz

Head of R&D

Chaid received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Iowa. His research interests are in thin tissue-engineered constructs and biological membranes. These interests have intersected in the fields of cardiovascular biomechanics, biomaterials, and the mechanical assessment of soft tissues. While at the University of Iowa, he designed, developed, and tested materials for transcatheter deliverable heart valves, stents, and computationally modeled endovascular grafts for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Additionally, he investigated the mechanical effects of severe diabetes on Descemet’s membrane, a thin membrane on the back of the cornea which impacts their vision. At Medical 21, he is leading research and development efforts including the technical design, testing, and preliminary manufacturing of their tissue-engineered arterial bypass graft.

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