MU to Silicon Valley: changing health care one start-up at a time

Medtronic Ardian Director of Product Development Denise Zarins, Eng '93, Grad '95

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Denise Zarins graduated from Marquette with a bachelor of science and master of science in biomedical engineering. In 1995, she moved to Silicon Valley and joined CardioVascular Concepts. She is co-founder of Ardian Inc., which is developing a novel catheter-based approach to treating hypertension.


Zarins spoke to students and faculty about her career path, offering tips and life lessons for those wanting to become biomedical engineering entrepreneurs and talked extensively about the treatment option to safely manage hypertension that her company is developing.


About the series

This talk was part of the Anthony Sances, Jr., Memorial Lecture in Marquette's Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Anthony Sances, Jr., former professor of biomedical engineering, had a passion for the scientific study of human body trauma. In 1964, he began collaborative laboratory work with physicians and other scientists from the then-Marquette University School of Medicine, now the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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