Brad Estes, PhD


Brad has held various research and development positions in the medical device industry in addition to acting as a consultant for both small, start-up and large, established medical device companies. Brad started his career in the orthopedic division of Medtronic and spent almost a decade commercializing products in key growth markets, including products with difficult regulatory paths. In total, he has over 25 years of industry experience in medical device design, research and development of orthopedic devices, FDA interactions for the purposes of regulatory approvals, and launching novel orthopedic inventions from lab to marketplace. Dr. Estes leads the Cytex team in applying regenerative medicine techniques to novel solutions for unmet needs in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Estes is an inventor with over 50 patents associated with medical devices and earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University.