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Kathryn Zavala, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer of MedTech Innovator, the largest accelerator of medical technology in the world. The global nonprofit seeks to improve human health by accelerating the growth of startups and scaleups poised to transform health care. To date, MedTech Innovator has supported 421 alumni that have gone on to raise over $4.8 billion in follow-on equity funding, brought over 140 products to market, and achieved 30 exits. Kathryn also serves as managing director of BioTools Innovator, a new program powered by MedTech Innovator to support life science tools and diagnostics.

Previously, Kathryn held positions at the UCLA Technology Development Group, where she assisted with the commercialization of university technologies, and at Campbell Alliance (now Syneos Health), where she developed launch strategies for biopharma clients. She received a Bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology and rhetoric from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in molecular, cell, and developmental biology from UCLA.

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