Prior to becoming Resident Entrepreneur at the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse in 2016, Mr. West was the founding CEO and President of Carmell Therapeutics, Inc. and moved the Company from inception through its first clinical trial. He was previously employed by the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse (PLSG) as an Executive in Residence from 2005-2009. In that role he worked with over 40 entrepreneurs and start- up companies in the Life Sciences, providing business planning and strategic assistance while making investment recommendations to the Greenhouse. In 2003, he founded one of the Michigan SmartZones, a program similar to the Pennsylvania Greenhouses that provides business assistance and incubator space to entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Prior to that experience, Mr. West had over 25 years of experience in founding and managing medical device start-up companies in Massachusetts for which he raised more than $50M through private and public offerings. He was the VP of R&D for Boston Scientific prior to their IPO. He holds numerous patents and publications and has co-authored a workbook for entrepreneurs on intellectual property and two books related to Civil War Medicine. Mr. West received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and a Masters in Design from Tufts University.