Kathryn Zavala, PhD, is Chief Operating Officer of MedTech Innovator, the largest accelerator of medical technology in the world. To date, MedTech Innovator has supported 509 alumni that have gone on to raise over $6.8 billion in follow-on equity funding, brought over 150 products to market, and achieved 39 exits. Kathryn also co-founded and 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. Kathryn received a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Cell Biology and Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from UCLA.

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