Chairperson of the Board, Nominating Corporate Governance Chair
Charles Larsen has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2015. Mr. Larsen has over 35 years of operating and technical experience in the medical device industry. He co-founded Novoste Corporation in 1992 and The Innovation Factory in 1999, and through his role at The Innovation Factory, he co-founded additional companies including medical device companies such as Acufocus, Inc., AqueSys Inc., Halscion, Inc., Neuronetics, Inc. and Sebacia, Inc. He holds over 30 issued U.S. and international patents on medical devices. Before joining Novoste, Mr. Larsen held positions with Novoste Puerto Rico, Cordis Corporation, Key Pharmaceuticals and Parke-Davis/Warner Lambert in executive, senior engineering and project management roles. Mr. Larsen also serves on the Board of Directors of Acufocus, CardioFocus, Intuity Medical Inc., and Torax Medical, Inc. Mr. Larsen holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.