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Gareth Hughes

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Biomedical engineer and entrepreneur with 20 years of medtech and biotech startup experience. Technical expertise in micro- and nanotechnology for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Business expertise in developing business and strategic plans, establishing strategic partnerships, and managing multi-institutional, collaborative projects. Business specialties: Project management, business planning, strategic planning, proposal writing. Technical specialties: Micro- and nanofabrication, MEMS, biomaterials, biosensors, implantable devices.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Grant Writing and Advising

    I have been successful in procuring non-dilutive grant funding for my own medical research and for others from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Defense (DoD). I have also been a grant reviewer so I have a thorough understanding of the review process.

    • Funding Sources
    • Non-dillutive and grants
    • SBIR
    • Funding
    • STTR
    • Grants
    • NIH
    • NSF
    • DOD
  • Biomedical engineering with nanotechnology specialty

    I have a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and have focused my career on using nanotechnology to enable novel medical solutions. My projects have included nanomaterials for implantable devices, engineered nanoparticles for cancer therapy, nanocomposites for cardiovascular interventions, and nanoparticles for medical imaging applications.

    • Research and Clinical
    • Bioengineering
    • Nanomedicine
    • Nanotechnology
  • Business advisor with a focus on startups

    Complementing my technical background in biomedical engineering, I have an MBA in Entrepreneurship and 20 years experience working with startups. I have worked with numerous medtech and biotech startups in various roles including as an employee, as a founder, as a Board member, and as an advisor.

    • Business
    • Management
    • Lean startups
    • Board of directors
    • Business development
    • strategy
    • operations


  • AB
    In 2010, Gareth pulled together disparate spreadsheet info and verbiage into a coherent, logical grant request package for submission to to DARPA on time. This wasn't easy, considering that there were three separate learning institutions involved, together with our little company. If you need similar help responding to governmental grant request, I don't hesitate to recommend Gareth.
    Al Bruns

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Biotech, Diagnostics


  • Owner

    Caizio | July 2012 - Current

    I work with medtech and biotech startups in the early stages with patenting, licensing, technology transfer, business and strategic planning, investor presentations, proposal writing, and regulatory issues.

  • Zintro Expert

    Zintro Inc | January 2013 - Current

  • Director

    Heapy Hughes Foundation | September 2009 - Current

  • President and CEO

    Medical Nanotechnologies, Inc. | December 2010 - December 2013

  • Vice President, Science & Technology

    Xanapath LLC | December 2009 - Current 2010

  • Senior Research Scientist

    Lynntech, Inc. | August 2007 - December 2010

  • Group Leader, Life Sciences

    Zyvex Corporation | June 2003 - July 2007

  • Director of R&D

    Computer Optics Inc. | July 2000 - June 2003


  • The University of Dallas

    M.B.A. | Entrepreneurship | 2005 - 2008

  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    Ph.D. | Biomedical Engineering | 1994 - 1998

  • University of Cincinnati

    B.S. | Chemical Engineering | 1989 - 1994