Vice President of Research & Development
Steve Tyler brings to Alucent over 20 years of experience developing cutting-edge medical devices, including complex catheters, cardiovascular implants and wearable technology. Most recently, Tyler served as head of product development at Profusa, where he was instrumental in developing a ground-breaking biosensor and wearable reader used to measure tissue oxygen. He previously served as vice president of research and development at PQ Bypass, developing devices and a new therapy to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD) by performing a fully percutaneous bypass of long femoral artery occlusions. Prior to that, he served as director of research and development at Avinger and as director of research and development at Evalve (acquired by Abbott Vascular), developing the MitraClip System. Tyler spent six years at Guidant Endovascular Solutions, launching three stent systems and two dilatation catheters for treating PAD. His initial experience in the medical device industry was at Stryker Endoscopy. Tyler holds a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is a licensed professional engineer.