Transforming medical devices for improved patient outcomes

Tim Kiorpes, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Advisor

Tim serves as Chief Technology Advisor with responsibility for Product Development, Preclinical Testing, Analytical Chemistry, and Intellectual Property. He has worked with Micell since early 2010 and assumed his current role in 2015.

Previously, Tim was with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) for over 26 years and is broadly experienced in product research and development for medical devices, drugs, biologicals, and drug-device combination products as well as product/technology licensing and acquisition. He is a biochemist by training and spent his initial 6 years with J&J as a drug-discovery scientist at McNeil Pharmaceutical and later with the Janssen Research Foundation. This was followed by 10+ years at Ethicon where he held a variety of director-level positions for Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Growth Technologies, and New Business Development.

He was recruited to Cordis specifically to lead the group that created the Cypher stent. He was then elevated to Vice President Worldwide Franchise R&D with responsibility for all advanced & therapeutics research as well as clinical research and regulatory affairs, and he joined the Board for the Cordis Worldwide Franchise (Cardiology, Endovascular, Neurovascular, and Biosense-Webster). When clinical and regulatory were elevated to a separate Board-level position, Tim assumed responsibility for all research and product development for the Cardiology, Endovascular, and Neurovascular businesses. He stepped down after serving 6+ years on the Board and retired from J&J a year later. While at J&J, Tim received several awards for contributions to research and product development: the Philip B. Hofmann Research Scientist Award; the R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Institute Discovery Award; and the Johnson Medal. Prior to joining J&J, he was on the staff of Boston’s Eye Research Institute and held joint appointments at Harvard Medical School.

Tim received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.