RB Hayes joined Alucent Biomedical with more than 15 years of engineering experience and more than eight years of medical device research and development experience. He previously held senior research and development engineering positions with Edwards Lifesciences, C.R. Bard and with multiple medical device startup companies. While in these roles, RB has taken products from concept to commercialization. He has designed and developed medical devices for use in minimally invasive heart surgery, vascular access, and the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Utah State University.