BizDev International Inc.

Taking your innovation from a simple idea to a real business opportunity.

Founder of BizDev International Inc.


Marwan Abboud, President & CEO

P. Eng., M. Sc.

Marwan Abboud Founder and President of BizDev International, a company focusing on the development of novel medical devices, has held a number of leadership positions in the development of cardiovascular therapeutics and diagnostics systems. Recently, he served a critical position of Vice President of Advanced Research and Intellectual Property of AF Solutions at Medtronic.

In 1995, Marwan Abboud joined the driving forces that lead to the creation of CryoCath Technologies Inc.  He held critical leadership R&D position that enabled the company to become the leader in cryoablation after developing the first cryoablation catheter ever used on human in 1998. Marwan is an inventor on more than 100 US patents and patent applications.

Before 1995, Marwan served as a research associate at the Montreal Heart Institute. There, his responsibilities included development of novel diagnostic technologies for cardiology.

Marwan brings over 20 years of successful senior engineering management experience. Marwan’s key strengths include strategic business development and extensive hands-on experience with engineering functions and development of medical devices. He has an extensive understanding of worldwide standards for safety of medical equipment as well as a great deal of experience in managing worldwide intellectual property portfolio and worldwide IP enforcement

Marwan has an electrical engineering degree from the Ecole Polytechnique of Beirut and a M. Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Montreal, Ecole Polytechnique.  He is a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec and Senior member of IEEE.