Seminar: Peter Farrell presents, “Innovation and entrepreneurship in the medical device industry”

June 11, 2014

KACST-UCSD IEM Center for Excellence in Nanomedicine and Engineering presents

Peter Farrell, Ph.D., D.Sc.


Friday, June 13 at 12 PM
1120 Pharmaceutical Sciences

Peter Farrell is the founder of ResMed and has been a chairman of the board since its inception in June 1989. He served as chief executive officer from July 1990 until December 2007 and from February 2011 until March 2013. In addition to ResMed, Dr. Farrell is a director of NuVasive, Inc., which develops products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, and is non-executive chair of QRxPharma, a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company.

From 1984 to 1989, Dr. Farrell served as vice president of research and development at various subsidiaries of Baxter Healthcare, and from 1985 to 1989, he also served as managing director of the Baxter Center for Medical Research. He currently serves as a visiting professor at the University of New South Wales and as chairman of the UNSW Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He served as chairman of the Executive Council of the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine from 2010 to 2013 and joined the Board of Trustees of the Scripps Research Institute in 2012.

Dr. Farrell was named San Diego Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Sciences in 1998, Australian Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 and US National Entrepreneur of the Year for Health Sciences in 2005. In 2011, Dr. Farrell was named a Gordon Fellow by UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering and in 2012 was admitted as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a Fellow or Honorary Fellow of several professional bodies, including the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and is active in philanthropy primarily through the Farrell Family Foundation.