Thas brings over 19 years of medical device development experience spanning R&D, manufacturing and QA/RA to Synaptive Medical. Thas joined Synaptive Medical in 2013 and developed the company’s quality, regulatory and intellectual property departments. He has deep experience in translating research into commercial products in the medical device space, having worked in senior management roles at Tornado Medical Systems, Vivosonic Inc., and Fralex Therapeutics. Building upon his PhD research, Thas also brings biomedical engineering experience to the team, having worked at Bayer Diagnostics and Visible Genetics where he helped translate his doctoral research into IVD products. He is an alumnus of the University of Toronto, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science along with a Master of Applied Science and PhD in Biomedical Engineering.