Dr. Cheryl Blanchard joined Microchips Biotech in 2014 as its President and CEO. Previously she served as Sr VP, Chief Scientific Officer of Zimmer and GM of Zimmer Biologics. During her 12 years with Zimmer, she had global leadership of R and D, advanced technologies, clinical, quality, medical and regulatory affairs, medical education, health economics, reimbursement, and general management. She created and led the biologics business at Zimmer through R&D, partnering and business development. Prior to Zimmer, Dr. Blanchard built and led the medical device practice at Southwest Research Institute and was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio, TX. She holds a BS in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University, and an MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.