Evan R. Anderson , MS

Spiracur Inc
Sunnyvale, CA

2004 Simpson Fellow
Evan Anderson received his BS in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Material Science and a minor in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. As an undergraduate, he did research for the Food and Drug Administration on the physiological conditions of implantable devices and assessed orthopedic bone screw designs for knee surgery at Union Memorial Hospital. As a product development intern in 1998 at Johnson and Johnson, Evan evaluated new materials for an Internal Sanitary Protection product. While pursuing his MS degree in Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Evan performed research on the mechanics of heart valves at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. For his graduate thesis he designed a fatigue tester for bioprosthetic heart valve tissue. As an R&D engineer at Guidant Corporation beginning in 2001, Evan worked on development of a next generation implant for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms with catheter based delivery, development of a first generation proximal anastomosis clip for off-pump cardiac bypass surgery, next generation assist devices for off-pump epicardial ablation, and new epicardial ablation lesions for Atrial Fibrillation. Evan took a leave of absence in 2004 to do research in medical device innovation at the Stanford Biodesign Program and to work as a Biomedical Engineer at the FDA in the Medical Device Fellowship Program. While at Guidant Corporation, Evan has completed classes ten classes at Stanford University and received a Certificate in Product Creation and Innovative Manufacturing. Up until July of 2008 Evan led a project within the New Therapies group of Maquet Cardiovascular. While flushing out unmet clinical needs related to heart valves, Evan developed a strategy for Maquet to enter into this space. Evan led development of a multifunctional team on a minimally invasive valve product through chronic animal studies and up to design freeze for first in man. Most recently, Evan took a position as R&D Manager at a Spiracur, an early stage venture developing novel advanced damaged tissue care systems. After leading development of their first commercial products, he moved to the sales side as an account executive and now sales manager.

Contact Information


1180 Bordeaux Dr

Sunnyvale, CA 94089


Research Interests

My long term goal is to increase the quality of life for the ill by creating safer, more effective, less-expensive, and easier-to-use medical products