Saurabh Biswas

Associate Professor of Practice

Head Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, TEES Division of Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Biswas

Office: 5018 ETB
Phone: 979.458.2321
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Research Interests

Dr. Biswas has over 15 years of combined experience in medical technology innovation, healthcare entrepreneurship and new ventures portfolio management. His primary research interests are in applying the principles of cardiovascular mechanics in identification and subsequent design and development of medical devices to treat heart failure and similar complex pathologies of cardiovascular system. As Entrepreneur-in-residence he plays a critical role in identification of research & technology platforms with disruptive potential and execute strategies to accelerate commercialization. To enhance hands-on entrepreneurship training and education, he plays a key role in both mentoring and bringing NSF I-corps programs to students and faculties across A&M.

Prior to joining Texas A&M Engineering, Dr. Biswas was the Director of New Ventures at Texas A&M University System and was directly involved in venture creation, portfolio management and start-up investments. In that capacity, he led all aspects of divisional operations, due diligence, venture formation, and equity investments. During his tenure over 60 start-up companies were created that raised more than $150M of outside capital. He has also led multinational teams to facilitate very large strategic initiatives across Texas A&M University System where over $350M in funding has been successfully obtained through public-private partnership creating a global leadership position in vaccine and therapeutic manufacturing. Dr. Biswas is an innovator and entrepreneur with extensive experience building venture funded technology based companies from conceptual stages. He has co-founded three healthcare companies; CorInnova (cardiac assist device), Shape Memory Medical (shape memory foam based devices) and Cologenomics (cancer biomarker). He has been involved from founding stages either as an inventor or key management developing strategies with hands-on involvement in all aspects of team & venture development, product roadmaps, regulatory strategy, IP and capital raising process. 

Dr. Biswas’s innovation and entrepreneurial efforts have been recognized by multiple awards in academic and global business forums. He was the recipient of the Michael E. DeBakey scholarship in cardiovascular sciences and co-inventor of a novel adjustable cardiac support and recoil device for treating systolic and diastolic heart failure. The invention presently being commercialized has resulted in multiple issued and pending patents in US, Japan and Europe.  

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Employee Service Award, 2013, Texas A&M University System
  • "12 under 12" Outstanding Young Alumni Award, 2013, Texas A&M Association of Former Students
  • Emerging Entrepreneurs in Biomedical Technology, 2005, Stanford University Biodesign

Education

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • M.S., Bioengineering & Electrical Engineering, University of Toledo
  • M.S., Biomedical Instrumentation, Birla Institute of Technology, India
  • B.S., Honors, University of Calcutta, India