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Expert in Medical Device Product Development

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

North Carolina (NC)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has designed, invented, and developed a wide range of single-use medical devices, including wound dressings, absorbent-hygienic products, compression garments, first aid products, and drapes and gowns. His work resulted in 23 U.S. patents and several multi-million dollar products. He is experienced with all phases of product development, including market research, clinical testing, regulatory issues, quality control, specifications, patents, marketing, and research and development laboratory management.

medical device product development


medical equipment marketing

Part of every product development program includes projects designed to improve the efficacy, quality, and cost of existing medical devices. Cost containment has become a critical aspect of product improvement, and Expert has supervised many projects that saved millions without compromising function. Most of Expert's career has been spent in the development of new medical devices, and he was awarded 23 U.S. patents for these developments. Many of these devices used a variety of medical fabrics and absorbent materials and were in the form of bandages, dressings, or materials and hygienic products. His experience has been as an R&D Director, product development leader, and scientist.

medical device product improvement

Expert has applied his background in medical technology, woven, knit, and nonwoven fabrics to the development of various medical sponges, dressings, and bandages. He is familiar with textile and nonwoven materials selection and production, quality control, specifications, and marketing.

wound dressing material

These subjects are technically related and an integral part of the medical device field. A major portion of Expert's career was spent in the development of products made from the subject materials in woven, nonwoven, and knitted forms. His work involved both the development of finished products and the manufacturing processes for these basic materials.







medical textile

Expert is knowledgeable of the various phases of healing and the effects of topical covering materials and medications used for burns, surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, venous and decubitus ulcers, and other skin loss wounds. He is experienced with the development and application of the newer interactive materials as hydrocolloids, alginates, and growth factors used to enhance wound healing.

wound healing

His work in medical product development allowed Expert to gain expertise in the development and use of disposable surgical gowns, packs, masks, shoe covers, and other surgical apparel such as caps, scrub suits, patient and isolation gowns. These single-use products utilize a range of nonwoven fabrics that include spunbonds, meltblown, hydroentangled, and chemically-bonded fabrics. He is very knowledgeable of the X-ray detectable and other sponges used during surgical procedures.

disposable surgical product


surgical drape

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina;  Raleigh, North Carolina;  Greensboro, North Carolina;  Durham, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  Fayetteville, North Carolina;  Cary, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Gastonia, North Carolina;  and Concord, North Carolina.

Often requested
with this expert:

Validation of Sterilization Processes and USP/ AAMI...
Wound Healing and Management
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Business Development,...
Medical & Surgical Textiles

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1950   B.S.   Medical Technology   Roosevelt University, Chicago  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to





Medical Device Consultant


Expert is a consultant on medical devices and intellectual property.

1951 to 1990


Kendall Healthcare Company


Surgical and International Divisions


Research Director


He was a creative research and product development executive and business manager.

1950 to 1951


Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago




Histologist/Medical Technician


Expert was responsible for the preperation of histological specimens.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert has belonged to the Association of Nonwoven Fabric Industry, the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry, the Biomaterials Society, and the American Society of Clinical Pathology (as a Medical Technologist).


He is a Certified Medical Technologist.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author or co-author of 23 U.S. patents and seven technical articles.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Nonwovens Industry. November  
 - Nonwovens Industry. December  
 - Nonwovens Industry. August  
 - U.S. Pharmacopeia Forum. May  
 - U.S. Pharmacopeia Forum. July-August  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Yarn Manufacturer Process Validation.
  • Expert in Medical Textiles.
  • Expert in Class room training 1 day - bandages and wound dressing products.
  • Expert in Materials selection recommendations for medical rehabilitation device/garment.
  • Expert in 510 k Submission for Medical Product
  • Expert in biofoam manufacturing for consulting on collagen.
  • Expert in Fiber optic failure mode.
  • Medical expert for consulting on wound care start up.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Medical Device for Medical Support Stockings.
  • Expert for consulting on scd product liability plaintiff'.
  • Expert in surgical drains for consulting on insufflation of air into wound.
  • Expert in Non-Latex/Latex Glove for consulting on product design.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
France, Germany, England, Mexico, Brazil, and Japan   Expert has transferred information on absorbent-hygienic product design, processes, and marketing to company facilities in France, Germany, England, Mexico, Brazil, and Japan.
Denmark and England   He has conducted dressing development programs in Denmark and England.

Market Research:
Expert has technical marketing experience in medical devices. Specifically, this experience relates to textile and nonwoven medical products such as operating room, wound care, first aid, and elastic compression products that are marketed to hospital and other medical outlets. In addition, Expert has experience in the market research studies relating to these product areas and the development of specifications and standards pertaining to these medical devices.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert has applied his experience with materials and design to the development of absorbent-hygienic products such as disposable baby and adult diapers, sanitary napkins, underpads, and other absorbent pads and wipes. He is experienced with the manufacturing processes that produce these products, the absorbent and barrier materials required, and the testing methods that characterize these products.

Expert is experienced with the design of graduated compression stockings, support hosiery, and sequential compression devices for vascular insufficiency.

Expert has 23 U.S. medical device patents. He is familiar with legal evaluation of patent infringement relating to medical devices.

Expert has written several technical articles relating to medical devices.


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