Luke Clauson has been serving as our Vice President, Research & Development & Manufacturing since February 2019 and, prior to that, served as our Vice President, Research & Development since August 2017.
He founded a medical device-focused engineering development company, Innovative Drive Corporation, that has helped businesses of all sizes conceptualize and bring dozens of products to market, including several in ophthalmology, in 2004 and has been serving as its President since then. Mr. Clauson has been the President and a director of Inspire Products, Inc. since 2012 and also serves on the board of directors of Mimicmotion, Inc. From 2016 until 2018, he was Chief Operating Officer of ianTECH, Inc. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Clauson was Vice President, Research & Development and Operations at Transcend Medical.
He started his engineering career at Cardica, Inc. (now Dex Liquidating Co.), where he ultimately directed product development for the core anastomotic business. Mr. Clauson has extensive experience in designing, validating, achieving regulatory approval and scaling for commercialization with multiple products.
He holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis.