Colin J. H. Brenan

Editor-in-Chief IEEE Pulse Colin J.H. Brenan is a serial life sciences entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in scientific research, project management, product development, strategic marketing and financing of early-stage life science companies. He is presently Chief Technology Officer and Head of Business Development for his most recent venture HiFiBiO BV. Colin received his B.Sc. (Honours Physics), M.Eng. (Electrical) and Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering) from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) and completed post-doctoral training at MIT (Cambridge, USA).

Associated articles

IEEE PULSE, From the Editor September/October 2015
3-D Printed Pills: A New Age for Drug Delivery
A critical and often underappreciated step in the development of a new small-molecule drug is its manufacture into a pill for oral delivery. It is critical to maintain the biochemical potency that makes the drug a desirable therapeutic while simultaneously building... Read more
IEEE PULSE, From the Editor July/August 2014
The Brave New World of Reproductive Health
In our January article on hot trends in biomedical engineering for 2014 [1], we predicted the CRISPR/Cas system to become a transformative and powerful tool for gene editing. The simplicity, precision, speed, and low cost by which one or more gene sequences can be selectively silenced, enhanced... Read more
IEEE PULSE, From the Editor September/October 2014
Single Cell Sequencing: The Future of Cancer Care
Imagine that you have recently been diagnosed with cancer and have discussed treatment options with your oncologist. Twenty years ago, there would only be a limited number of unattractive treatment options from which to choose, depending on tumor progression. A... Read more
IEEE PULSE, From the Editor March/April 2015
Behind the Scenes at IEEE Pulse
Since taking the helm of IEEE Pulse in January 2014, I am very proud of how we have built on the solid journalistic foundation constructed by former Editor-in-Chief Mike Neuman to broaden the scope, increase the visibility, and heighten the... Read more
IEEE PULSE, From the Editor January/February 2014
Colin J.H. Brenan Joins IEEE PULSE as new EIC
Beginning in January 2014, Colin Brenan succeeds Mike Neuman as editor-in-chief (EIC) of IEEE Pulse, and on his agenda are a number of editorial changes designed to increase the magazine’s accessibility and broaden its appeal to a global biomedical engineering... Read more
IEEE PULSE, From the Editor July/August 2015
The Genie Is Out of the Bottle
In my July/August 2014 editorial in IEEE Pulse [1], I opined on the very real possibility of genetic editing of human embryos with the newly discovered CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system. My opinion was based on reported research in the Yunnan... Read more
IEEE PULSE, From the Editor March/April 2014
Life as a Serial Entrepreneur
Recently, I was sitting in a local coffee shop trying to think of a topic for my editorial in this issue of IEEE Pulse, and I was having little success. I thought it ironic that I spend the majority of my day writing e-mails, proposals, and reports but couldn’t think... Read more