Laurence Lister is the Director of Biocompatibility at the Toxikon Corporation located in Bedford, Massachusetts. Toxikon Corporation is a Contract Research Organization that specializes in Biocompatibility testing as well as Pharmaceutical safety studies. Laurence has over 25 years of experience; he has been involved in every aspect of both Biocompatibility and Toxicology testing. From study design to technical conduct to reporting, he has been there and understands the regulatory and logistical requirements necessary to put together and pull off a comprehensive testing strategy. He is responsible for the direction of the staff of scientists that perform thousands of biocompatibility studies a year and has authored many papers on the specifics of biocompatibility tests. He is a member of many of the committees that steer the biocompatibility both on the national and the international level.