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 Expert  108501

Expert in Biomedical Material Technology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert has expertise in the practical application of charge to biomedical materials technology. He is familiar with commercially available biomaterials and the methods used to process them for use in medical products. He has worked extensively with medical polyvinyl chlorides (PVCs), polyurethane systems, silicones, elastomers, and thermoplastics of all types. He has specific experience with percutaneous access devices, thromboresistant materials, and polyurethanes for use in medical devices. Expert is also very knowledgeable in the use of natural rubber in medical devices. Expert has a strong knowledge of human physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, and the clinical application of medical devices. He has a general knowledge of polymer chemistry and packaging, especially of medical products.


biocompatible material


bioimplantable material

Expert has extensive knowledge of the biocompatibility of polymeric materials. He has been involved with the selection of biocompatible polymers for a variety of biomedical uses and has a strong background in solvent bonding. He has limited experience in bioimplantable material.

He has worked on biocompatible adhesives for umbilical cord collection device, skin applications and bonding medical devices. He also has extensive experience in biocompatible coating material including polyurethane, plasma coating, spray and dip coating. He has formulated biocompatible polymers from silicones, polyurethanes, thermoplastics and organic elastomers.




biocompatible adhesive


biocompatible coating material


biocompatible polymer

Expert is considered an expert in biomaterial toxicology. He headed the biomaterials development and toxicology assessment groups while at Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

biomaterial toxicology

Expert is an expert in blood compatible materials. He has developed materials for use in vascular grafts. He has also developed materials used in vascular access devices.

blood-compatible material

Expert has spent his entire career (35 years) working in the medical and biomedical device field with experience that spans the spectrum of devices. He has hands-on expertise in the fields of cardiology, dialysis, IV fluids delivery and catheters and hands on expertise in the manufacturing of dialyzers, IV filters, catheters of all types, cardio-pulmonary bypass systems and interventional catheters. He worked 14 years for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in manufacturing engineering and has been an expert consultant on medical materials and manufacturing processes for 11 years.

Expert is familiar with the processes of extrusion, calendering, injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, solution casting, surface modification techniques, and blown-film.


medical device


biomedical device


medical device manufacturing


biomedical device manufacturing

Expert has spent his entire career in the development of medical polymers. He understands the requirements for medical polymers both functionally and chemically.

medical polymer

Expert has studied polymer crosslinking in polyurethanes, silicones, organic rubbers and thermoplastics.

polymer crosslinking

Expert has worked for 35 years in the field of polyurethane materials. His expertise includes formulation, manufacturing and process troubleshooting. He has in-depth experience with medical grade polyurethane and his consulting company focuses on polyurethane for medical applications. He has expertise in polyurethane potting compounds, encapsulation compounds, castables, foams and coatings. He offers formulation development and small-scale manufacturing to medical device companies. When Expert worked for Goodyear Research, he spent eight years developing polyurethanes for a variety of medical applications.



polyurethane material


medical-grade polyurethane

While working for Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Expert reformulated most of Baxter's silicone compounds to improve their processing and to lower costs.

silicone compound

Expert is an expert in the formulation and processing silicone elastomers. His work in silicone rubber has resulted in improved processing and lower costs for his employer and clients. He understands silicone polymerization and chemistry.

silicone elastomer


silicone polymerization


silicone rubber

Expert is and expert in the use of urethane elastomer for medical application. He began his study of urethanes in 1966 while working for Goodyear Research. He developed urethanes for vascular replacement and artifical hearts. He developed the urethane potting compound used by Baxter for 25 years to make their hollow fiber dialyzer. Currently, he provides consulting to medical device manufacturers in the area of polyurethane materials and manufacturing processes using urethanes.

urethane elastomer

Expert is experienced with solvent bonding, sonic welding, heat sealing, radio frequency (RF) welding, process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ), and adhesive bonding.

solvent bonding

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  San Diego, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Chula Vista, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Biomaterials and Product Development R&D for Orthopedic,...
Medical Devices, Patent Strategy, Patentability,...
Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, R&D
FDA Regulations, Labeling and Compliance; Medical Devices,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
    Courses in Chemistry   University of Akron  
1966   BA   Biology   Berea College, Berea, Kentucky  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to





Consulting Biomaterials Specialist


1974 to 1988


Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter-Travenol Laboratories, Inc.)



Group Manager, Director


1986-88: Director, Business Development 1982-86: Group Manager, Advanced Product Development

1966 to 1974


Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


Research Division


Biomaterials Development


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Society for Biomaterials and the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.

Professional Appointments

He served as both Secretary and Chairman of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Medical Plastics Division.


He is the recipient of three Baxter Technical Achievement Awards.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds a U.S. patent and has published twelve scientific papers and one trade journal article.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Cardiac Engineering  
 - Elastomerics  
 - Surgery  
 - American Society for Artificial Internal Organs  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in surface friction reduction of polymer surface.
  • Expert in casting silicone biocompatible for consulting on two part skin compatible foams or silicones.
  • Expert in polyurethanes for consulting on biomedical storage stability.
  • Expert to evaluate design concepts feasability.
  • Naasal expert for consulting on new product.
  • Expert in foam processing for consulting on foam processing products.
  • Heat sealing expert for consulting on heat sealing cord blood final product package.
  • Expert in in the manufacturing and toxicity of tecothane to assist with FDA submission.
  • Expert in Medical Devices Forum
  • Polymer coatings expert for consulting on medical and electronics market issues.
  • Expert for consulting on Recomendations to improve polyurethane process.
  • Expert in Health applications of Polymeric Materials.
  • Expert in non-woven absorbent material for consulting on a new dental application.
  • Expert in orthopedic devices for consulting to sell intellectual property patent.
  • Expert in medical biocompatible polymer for consulting on Biocompatible polymer.
  • Data Encryption Standard Expert for consulting on new DES clinical and marketing perspectives.
  • Polyurethane expert for consulting on assessing and documenting existing synthesis processes.
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 in thermoformed packaging.
  • Expert in chemical toxicology to consult on triphenyl phosphate applied upon human skin.
  • Expert in Peripheral Balloon Catheters for a criminal case.
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
Japan   He has travelled extensively in Japan and is very interested in Japanese culture, language, business, and history.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of the following products and services: medical device components, services, and supplies; biomedical materials and process equipment; silicone fabrication; rubber moldings; polyurethanes; UV-curing adhesives; injection tooling in molding; extrusion technologies; and surface modification technologies. He also has access to a 1400-name database, online access to the U.S. Patent Office, and the Thomas Register for assistance in vendor location.


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