Dr. Beer is the inventor of Zonular Capture Haptics (ZCH) technology platform and the Founder & CEO of Z Lens LLC. Z lens LLC has manufactured the only Accommodating-Disaccommodating Intraocular Lens (AD-IOL) that has captured the entire movement of the young, natural, crystalline lens. The AD-IOL's are being tested in the best animal model of accommodation by a top academic, independent research team. Based on preclinical results, the AD-IOL would meet FDA guidelines for an accommodating IOL.
Dr. Beer is a nationally known researcher and retinal surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He retired from his clinical retina practice November 2015 to dedicate his full energy to Z Lens LLC.
He is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Albany Medical Center, has received multiple teaching awards, merit awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, and was appointed the PI for 25 individual or multicenter clinical trials of vitreoretinal therapies.
Ted Eveleth is a successful entrepreneur with an MBA from Cornell. He has started and helped grow several companies, raised more than $20MM of investment capital, negotiated a $5MM licensing agreement with a Fortune 100 company, and closed on a $60MM project financing to build a production facility in Germany.
Rob Stuplebeen is the president of Optimal Device an engineering consultant firm. He is an expert in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computer Aided Design (CAD). He has 9 years of experience designing ophthalmic lenses both working at Bausch + Lomb and with numerous medical device startup companies. His designs have addressed presbyopia, astigmatism, spherical aberration and higher order aberrations in both IOLs and contact lenses.
University of Wisconsin–Madison
The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, one of seven National Primate Research Centers, is based in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scientists from around the world conduct research here in primate biology with relevance to human and animal health.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering, formed in 1991 by the amalgamation of the former Departments of Artificial Organs and Musculoskeletal Research, is the largest of eleven highly interactive departments in the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. The department occupies more than 80,000 sq. ft. (7,500 sq. m.) and consists of more than 200 individuals, approximately 70 of whom hold a Ph.D., M.D., or dual Ph.D.-M.D. degrees. Other department personnel include research engineers and technicians, administrative assistants, manuscript/grant and editorial assistants, a quality control engineer, and more than 40 graduate students.