Marius O. Poliac, Ph.D.

Poliac Research Corporation
12233 Wood Lake Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 001 651 428 4458

E-mail: mariusp@poliac.com

Education

 

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Romania              

            Mathematics                                                     B.S. 1975

Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Romania              

            Applied Mathematics                                         M.S. 1976

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN         

            Control Science and Dynamical Systems Ph.D. 1989

Army High Performance Research Center, MN 

            PostDoc in high performance computing             1989-1992

 

Professional Appointments

 

1989 - Present               Chairman and CEO

                                    Poliac Research Corporation

                                    Burnsville, Minnesota and Reno, NV

 

Poliac Research Corporation is a Minnesota Corporation specializing in software and hardware engineering of embedded systems for medical and industrial applications. Played a leadership role in the process of structuring a new type of high technology company capable to quickly respond to complex and rapidly changing customer needs. Structured a work environment conducive to creative work which attracts and retains high technology talent. Involved in all aspects of company management including sales, marketing, financial management. Keep close contact and interaction with customers and the internal technical staff.

 

1992 - 2002                   Cofounder, VP of R&D, Clinical Director, and Consultant

                                    Medwave Inc.

Vasotrax                                    St. Paul, Minnesota

VasotracMedwave Inc. is a medical device manufacturer involved in the development of the Vasotrac - a noninvasive continual blood pressure monitor. Noninvasive continuous blood pressure monitoring has been one of the last major challenges in noninvasive patient monitoring for many years. Played a key role in the development of the Vasotrax, the Medwave hand held noninvasive arterial blood pressure monitor. With the Vasotrax, a health care professional is capable to take an accurate blood pressure reading in less than 10 seconds.

Was instrumental in the development of the Medwave Continual Noninvasive Blood Pressure. This technology led to the issuance of 17 patents, the development of several FDA cleared medical products and an IPO in 1995. Had substantial contributions to algorithm development, software development, clinical trials, sales and marketing efforts, as well as pre and post IPO corporate management issues.

Publications

 

L.C. Poliac, M.O. Poliac, K.G. Belani "Systolic and Diastolic Time Intervals Obtained Noninvasivelly using the Vasotrac", European Journal of Anesthesiology, 2002

 

K.G. Belani, J.J. Buckley, and M.O. Poliac "Accuracy of radial artery blood pressure determination with the Vasotrac", Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 46:5, 488:496, 1999.

 

K.G. Belani, M. Ozaki, J. Hynson, T. Hartmann, H. Reyford, J.M. Martino, M.O. Poliac and R. Miller "A New Noninvasive Method to Measure Blood Pressure", Anesthesiology, 9:3, 686:692, 1999.

 

M.O. Poliac and G.L. Wilcox "Neural Network Simulation Environment" Appendix to "Neural Network Analysis of Tertiary Structure", G.L. Wilcox, M.O. Poliac and M.N. Liebman, Tetrahedron Computer Methodology 3:191-211, 1991.

 

M.O. Poliac, J.M. Zanetty, D. Salerno, and G.L. Wilcox, "Seismocardiogram (SCG) Interpretation Using Neural Networks," University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Research Report UMSI 91/84, March 1991.

 

G.L. Wilcox, M.O. Poliac and M.N. Liebman "Protein Tertiary Structure Prediction Using Large Backpropagation Network", IJCNN, UMSI 90/8, 1990.

 

M.O. Poliac and G.L. Wilcox, "NDL a Network Description Language for Generalized Backpropagation Networks", to be presented at the second IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, San Diego, CA, June 1988.

 

M.O. Poliac, E.B. Lee, J.R. Slagle, M.R. Wick "A Crew Scheduling Problem", the first IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, San Diego, CA, June 1987.

 

J.R. Slagle, M.R. Wick, M. O. Poliac “AGNESS: A Generalized Network-based Expert System Shell”, AAAI National Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 1986.

 

M.O. Poliac, L. Popoviciu, “Electroencephalographic Map - A new Computer Processing Method for Diagnosis in Clinical and Experimental Neurophisioloy”, Revue Romaine de Medicine - Neur. et Psy., 1981, 19, pp 289-302.

 

Activities

 

·         Member of the University of Nevada Reno College of Engineering Advisory Council involved in facilitation of technology development and transfer as well as improving education and research activities.

 

·         Member and Selection Committee Member of the Sierra Angles since 2003.

 

·         Board of Directors Member for RegeneMed a tissue engineering company since 2005.

 

·         Funder and investor in numerous high technology companies sice 1989.

6,340,349

 

Hand-held non-invasive blood pressure measurement device

6,245,022

 

Non-invasive blood pressure sensor with motion artifact reduction and constant gain adjustment during pressure pulses

6,159,157

 

Blood pressure measurement device with a sensor locator

6,132,382

 

Non-invasive blood pressure sensor with motion artifact reduction

6,099,477

 

Method and apparatus for calculating blood pressure of an artery

6,017,314

 

Segmented estimation method

5,993,394

 

Segmented estimation method

5,941,828

 

Hand-held non-invasive blood pressure measurement device

5,938,618

 

Method of positioning a sensor for determining blood pressure of an artery

5,832,924

 

Method of positioning a sensor for determining blood pressure of an artery

5,797,850

 

Method and apparatus for calculating blood pressure of an artery

5,738,103

 

Segmented estimation method

5,722,414

 

Continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system

5,720,292

 

Beat onset detector

5,649,542

 

Continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system

5,640,964

 

Wrist mounted blood pressure sensor

5,450,852

 

Continuous non-invasive blood pressure monitoring system

 

 

Issued Patents