Neal Carty, PhD, is Global Director, Research and Development, for Vancive Medical Technologies. Dr Carty specialises in polymer science, having worked for Avery Dennison, Vancive’s parent company, for 11 years. He received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA, US), his MBA from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH, US) and his BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky (KY, US).