Andrew Levine

Mr. Levine is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of engineering, marketing and general business experience developing medical devices and starting companies.  He is a co-founder of Conformal Medical. He previously held a position in business development for medical devices at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.  In 2003, Andy founded GI Dynamics, which developed an endoscopic device for the treatment of diabetes.  In 2000 he was a co-founder of Seedling Enterprises, a medical device incubator that started GI Dynamics, Lumerx and Angstrom Medical and licensed out two technologies: IsoCool (J&J) and a Multipurpose Laparoscopic Instrument (Aesculap).  Additional start-ups include EnteraStim (GI motility), EndoCellutions (regenerative medicine devices), Microsurge (laparoscopic instruments) and Bard’s Reproductive Systems (fertility devices).  Andy’s diverse experience includes work to conceptualize, design, develop and commercialize products with applications in cardiovascular medicine, gastroenterology, gynecology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, and urology.  He possesses technical expertise in biomaterials, mechanism design, fluid mechanics and heat transfer, holds over 70 patents and has authored over 20 technical publications.  He holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University.