As president and chief executive officer of the global medical technology firm Anika Therapeutics, Charles Sherwood ’72 MA, ’77 PhD is invested in the sciences at UMass Amherst. He supports the Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons) program and is involved in research, faculty development and industry relations through the College of Natural Sciences.

With a deep understanding of the interdisciplinary skill sets needed by today’s technical workforce, Sherwood is committed to supporting the development of 21st century scientists. Through the innovative iCons program, the next generation of leaders in science and technology is supplied with the knowledge and skills needed to solve the inherently multi-faceted problems facing our world.

Sherwood himself has been involved in the invention, development and commercialization of implantable and injectable medical products for the past 32 years. He is named on numerous patents and is a recognized expert in hyaluronic acid and other biomaterials.

Sherwood earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in polymer science and engineering at UMass Amherst. He has been president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors of Anika Therapeutics since 2002. He joined the company in 1998, first serving as vice president of research, development and engineering. The firm’s product line focuses on therapeutic treatments ranging from pain management and tissue regeneration to wound care and skin rejuvenation.

In addition, Sherwood is a member of the UMass Amherst College of Natural Sciences Advisory Board and was recently recognized with the Distinguished Achievement Award during the 2015 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.

On June 30, Dr. Sherwood will give an insightful talk on how collaborations between UMass life sciences programs and private industry are spurring innovation and growth, as well as the future direction of the industry.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about life sciences developments in the Bay State. Register below:

Leading the Way: UMass & Life Sciences Collaborations
June 30, 2015
The UMass Club, 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA
6:00 p.m.
$15 per person
Register today!