Mark R Prausnitz, PhD, has served as Micron’s Chief Scientific Officer since its inception and is a co-founder of the company. Dr Prausnitz is Regents’ Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has carried out research on drug delivery systems for more than 25 years and has co-founded five companies. Dr Prausnitz received a BS degree from Stanford University and a PhD from MIT, both in chemical engineering. He has published more than 250 research articles, almost half of which are on microneedles, and has more than 30 US patents issued or pending.