Steve Mertens joined Nuvaira in November 2012 and brings more than 20 years of medical device operational experience to the company. His current responsibilities include management of Research and Development, Quality and Manufacturing.
Prior to joining Nuvaira, Mr. Mertens was a Senior Vice President of Research and Development for Boston Scientific. For sixteen years, Mr. Mertens guided a wide range of technologies through product development for the cardiology, electrophysiology and peripheral vascular markets. Mr. Mertens began his medical device career working in engineering, quality and manufacturing roles at Scimed Life Sciences. Earlier, he had worked on computer components in the electronics industry. He is a co-inventor on eighteen issued US patents.
Mr. Mertens has been Chairman of LifeScience Alley, a Minnesota-based trade association where he worked to improve the Life Science industry. He was a board member of University Enterprise Laboratories, which is a collaborative research center that supports early stage bioscience companies in Minnesota.
Mr. Mertens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.