Dr James Arps has over 20 years of experience managing product development and commercialisation of medical devices, advanced coatings and drug delivery technology. He has worked with both industry and academic partners, guiding products through all stages of development from conceptualisation through to customer release. At ProMed Pharma, he oversees programme development activities for polymer-based drug releasing implants and combination device components. He works with a team of engineers to develop new drug delivery vehicles as well as robust manufacturing processes and platforms for controlled release of drugs from a variety of materials for applications in cardiovascular, women’s health, ophthalmology and otolaryngology. He has a PhD in Applied Physics from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, US) and an MS in Management of Technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio (TX, US).