Maria Palasis is President and Chief Executive Officer of 480 Biomedical. Prior to joining 480 Biomedical, Dr. Palasis was R&D director at Boston Scientific, where she managed a portfolio of external biotech and medical device investments and was responsible for the development of new convergence products. Dr. Palasis was as an early member of the team that created the TAXUS® drug-eluting stent, the single most important revenue generator for Boston Scientific at $3B/year. She held a number of positions within Boston Scientific that included strategic planning for the development of advanced combination therapies, managing alliances through clinical trials, and building and directing the company’s centralized infrastructure for the biological testing of drug eluting stent technologies. Maria received her Bachelor of Science and doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and she held a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine.