Brad Vale, PhD
Dr. Vale is Head of Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation and is based in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining JJDC, Dr. Vale supported Johnson & Johnson’s medical device businesses at the Corporate Office of Science and Technology. From 1982 to 1989, he was at Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, working on preclinical studies, new business development, and a coronary artery bypass graft internal venture. Dr. Vale has extensive experience in medical device research and development, including blood-compatible polymers, lasers, microsurgery, novel tissue closure, and hyaluronic acid for adhesion prevention. Dr. Vale received a PhD in biomedical engineering from Iowa State University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University.