Gene Jung to join the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center as Senior Director of Product Development

Life Science Partner recruits Senior Cardiovascular Product Development Executive.

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Gene Jung, formerly Vice President of Engineering at ProRhythm, to the newly created Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) based in Cleveland, Ohio.  Headquartered on the campus of The Cleveland Clinic, GCIC was launched with a $60 million grant for the State of Ohio to develop and commercialize new cardiovascular products.  GCIC will utilize the considerable clinical, research and commercialization capabilities of the GCIC member organizations in northeast Ohio and focus on developing technologies in partnership with established cardiovascular-focused companies and in newly-formed start-up companies.

In Jung’s most recent role at ProRhythm, he was responsible for developing the company’s High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) technology into a commercial product for Atrial Fibrillation.  Previously, Jung was a Medical Device Consultant in Tokyo where he designed and developed intra-vascular coronary products for numerous Japanese Medical Device Companies.   Prior to his work in Japan, Jung served as Research and Development Director at the Image Guided Therapy Division at Jomed Corporation in San Diego.

“Jung has a broad view of medical device technology from early-stage physician-driven innovation though product commercialization,” noted Tom Callaway, MD, founder and president of Life Science Partner.  “His extensive technical leadership background across multiple cardiovascular platforms and his strong industry and physician networks will serve GCIC well.”

Jung earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

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