Speaker Biography

Wouter Roorda, Ph.D.

Wouter Roorda
Wouter Roorda, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience with research and product development in the Life Sciences industry, most recently as Director of R&D at the vascular device division of Abbott Labs.

His expertise includes new business opportunity assessment, as well as the creation of new technology concepts and the generation of the corresponding Intellectual Property portfolios.

He is a recipient of Abbott’s Volwiler Research Team Award, the highest scientific team award at Abbott Labs, and is an inventor on 42 issued US patents and over 20 pending patent applications. He has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

He currently operates a consultancy as an independent Patent Agent, assisting mostly early stage companies with their internal technology and IP portfolio development.