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Dave Knaack

Director, Technology Transfer

Office for Technology Transfer

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3556

dknaack@whoi.edu

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 53

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050

Research Statement

Issued US Patents

8,771,719

 

Synthesis of a bone-polymer composite material

8,740,987

 

Tissue-derived mesh for orthopedic regeneration

8,686,064

 

Coupling agents for orthopedic biomaterials

8,545,864

 

Hemostatic bone graft

8,425,893

 

Polyurethanes for osteoimplants

8,333,985

 

Non-glycerol stabilized bone graft

8,002,843

 

Polyurethanes for osteoimplants

7,985,414

 

Polyurethanes for osteoimplants

7,959,941

 

Bone graft comprising a demineralized bone matrix and a stabilizing agent

7,270,813

 

Coupling agents for orthopedic biomaterials

7,163,691

 

Bone graft

6,599,516

 

Malleable implant containing solid element that resorbs or fractures to provide access channels

5,773,255

 

Glucose responsive insulin secreting .beta.-cell lines and method for producing same

5,712,159

 

Glucose responsive insulin secreting .beta.-cell lines and method for producing same

5,534,404

 

Glucose responsive insulin secreting .beta.-cell lines and method for producing same

Personal Statement

Dr Knaack has held Intellectual Property Management and  R&D leadership roles in several biomedical startup companies. The technical breadth of his Product Development experience includes biologically active molecules, polymer-tissue composites, cell line development and implantable medical devices. He is a registered patent agent and attorney of record on two Issued U.S. patents, with publications in the fields of biocomposites and biomaterials as well as in tissue engineering and cell and molecular biology. He is a named inventor on fifteen issued U.S. patents. A former undergraduate intern at WHOI, he holds a B.Sci. in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University and a doctorate in Neurochemistry from Cornell University. He completed post-doctoral work in Molecular Biology at Harvard Medical School as a Howard Hughes Fellow.

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