- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2005
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Joel Douglas is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of MysticMD of Groton, CT. As inventor of 64 U.S. patents and 28 FDA product clearances, Mr. Douglas was named in 2004 as one of the 100 Notable People in the Medical Device Industry. Mr. Douglas co-founded Amira Medical, where he developed the first alternate site blood glucose meter. He also founded three other startup firms and pioneered the development of medical patch technologies. At MysticMD, Mr. Douglas’ latest inventions apply proprietary conductive coatings, films and inks, to create forgery-resistant micro devices for discreetly storing biometric and other information for large-scale security applications.