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Arlen Meyers

Arlen Meyers

I’m a professor emeritus of otolaryngology, dentistry, and engineering at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and President and CEO of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at . I have created several medical device and digital health companies. Most of them failed. Some are on life support. My primary research centers around biomedical and health innovation and entrepreneurship and life science technology commercialization.
I teach, consult and, in my spare time sell SoPE, a non-profit global biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship network at, helping people get their ideas to patients.

I teach at the University of Colorado-Denver, consult and speak to companies, governments, colleges and universities around the world who need my expertise and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience, healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism — nationally and internationally, new product development, product design, and financing new ventures.

I am a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, I completed a Fulbright at Kings Business, the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London. Publications this year include “Building the Case for Biotechnology.” “Optical Detection of Cancer”, and ” The Life Science Innovation Roadmap”. I am also an associate editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape Reference: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

In addition, I am a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School, School of Medicine and Business School where I teach Biomedical Entrepreneurship and am an iCorps participant, trainer and industry mentor.

I have authored many books and articles and am the co-editor of “Digital Health Entrepreneurship” (

I am a consultant/advisor to several startup, scaleup and grown up companies.

I was chosen by CIOLook as one of the 2019 Influential Leaders in Healthcare and 2018 and 2019 Top Blogger and one the 10 Influential Leaders in Healthcare for 2021 by

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