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Dr. Harold Alexander

Dr. Harold Alexander, an entrepreneur and scientist, is the CEO of Orthogen, LLC. He is responsible for company's strategy and future direction. He has over 35 years of experience in the field of orthopedic and dental biomaterials and medical devices. Previously, he served as the President of the Orthogen Biomaterials Division of Bio-Lok International, Inc., where he directed the development of a revolutionary new line of dental implants (Laser-Lok) incorporating laser micromachining to improve bone and soft tissue attachment. Laser-Lok is sold worldwide and is now among the top lines of dental implants in the world. Prior to his association with Orthogen, Dr. Alexander was the Director of the Department of Bioengineering at New York University's Hospital for Joint Diseases. He served as the founding Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials since its inception in 1986 until 2009. Additionally, he co-founded two other medical device companies, CAS Medical Systems and Orthomatrix. Dr. Alexander has extensive experience in transferring laboratory research to industrial applications and has developed several medical devices, including absorbable fracture fixation devices, bone graft materials, a neonatal blood pressure measurement system, a ligament prosthesis and a composite hip stem. He has served on the faculty of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, City College of New York, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and New York University School of Medicine. He is an International Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. He has been awarded the Founder's Award for the Best Current Research by the Society for Biomaterials in recognition of his work in the field of prosthetic ligaments and tendons. Dr. Alexander holds a Doctorate degree in Applied Mechanics from New York University's School of Engineering and Science.
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