Ronald Bracken is the Principal at Paladin Biomedical Consultants, LLC, as well as the, chief operating officer for a tissue engineering start-up and an antimicrobial medical device start-up. He is a former V.P. of R&D for C.R. Bard with 26 years of R&D experience. He spent 18 years with Bard where he oversaw the R&D function for the largest division for approximately 6 years. He has experience in all aspects of global product development and commercialization including quality, regulatory and clinical trials with a successful track record for launching numerous new technology platforms throughout his career. He has
been involved with a broad array of medical products including: infection control, combination products, urology, implants, peripheral vascular, airway management, bowel management, brachytherapy, wound care, wound drainage, feeding, electromechanical devices and biopsy. Ronald currently sits on the Board of Directors for a urological catheter start-up and he is a Trustee for the Georgia Tech Research Coproration Board.
Ronald holds a Bachelor of Science in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi.