Steve Persak is a Director of Device Development at Merck Research Labs. He is responsible for Device Innovation, Device Program Leadership, as well as other technical functions. Steve has more than 10 years of experience in the medical device and combination product sector, developing delivery devices for a variety of formulation types and delivery modalities. During his time at Merck, he has supported several programs, including Keytruda®, NuvaRing® and NuvaRing® Applicator, Nasonex®, Asmanex®, Simponi®, Nexplanon®, Implanon®, PegIntron®, and Lusduna®. By training, he is a Mechanical Engineer and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees The Cooper Union in NY as well as an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.