Polliack, Adrian

Summary of Experience:

Dr. Polliack has more than 20 years of experience in new product development, product launch and executive management experience in the medical device area. He is principal at Bridge Biomedical, a management consulting firm, where he assists startups and emerging businesses with new product development and launch, business development and business strategy. Dr. Polliack spent 13 years at SAM Medical, a global provider and manufacturer of medical devices for trauma. At this company he was President and COO for the last eight years.

Previously he was research and development manager at Derma Safe Systems, a medical materials startup. Before that he was project manager at the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. During this tenure, he also was adjunct faculty for the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Polliack serves on industry association boards, including the Oregon Bioscience Association, which he chaired in 2013. He holds numerous patents worldwide. He earned a BS degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan and a PhD in biomedical engineering from Oxford University, England.

Mentoring Services Provided:

“I offer broad area consultation in the medical devices, biomaterials, diagnostics/biomarkers and healthcare space. My areas of focus include executive/founder guidance to those who might not have adequate business knowledge. I also offer new product development strategy, road mapping and management, market research and go-to-market strategy and business development, especially internationally. Additional areas of guidance include patent, supply chain and regulatory advice.”