Michael F. Wolf is a senior principal scientist and technical fellow at Medtronic. Now approaching his 25th year at Medtronic, he has worked heavily in the area of characterizing and improving how the company's blood- and vascular tissue-contacting devices/materials interact with the body. This work has covered device areas, such as CPB equipment, mechanical heart valves, vascular grafts, stents, and cardiac pacing and hemodynamic sensors. For more than a decade, Mr. Wolf also has been active in development of standards for medical devices. He has served as subject matter expert, chairperson and convenor (presently) to the ISO TC/194 working group focused on ISO 10993 Biological evaluation of medical devices – Part 4: selection of tests for interactions with blood. Mr. Wolf is an inventor on eight patents and author or co-author on more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and four book chapters. He received B.S. degrees in biochemistry and chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota.