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 Expert  717319

Expert in Medical Device Design and Manufacturing: Laboratory Devices, Surgical Instruments, and Disposables

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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Expert has expertise in the design and development of laboratory devices, surgical instruments, and disposables for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, electronic, cosmetic, and consumer product industries. Examples of products he has developed and/or patented are an I.V. disposable product line, an enteral product line, volumetric pumps and disposables, and a microaggregate transfusion filter. Expert has also been involved in the development of a probe cover and a probe cover dispenser for use on a "next generation" electronic hospital thermometer. Additionally, he has experience with biomaterials, thermoplastics, elastomers, and polyurethanes.

medical device design


medical device manufacturing


plastic medical device


medical device

Expert has directed the efforts of engineers, physiologists, regulatory specialists, technicians, model makers, machinists, and tool builders for numerous medical products. These products have included I.V. pump and administration sets, blood processing and transfusion equipment, I.V. catheters, laser fiber optic catheters, elastomeric fluid dispensers, and hemofiltration devices. His consulting firm specializes in product development, CAD design and drafting, and manufacturing engineering. Expert is proficient in management, including supervising and designing training programs, planning business strategies, implementing use of equipment and services, and acting as liaison between corporate departments.


project management

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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:

Biomedical Device Engineering
Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, R&D
Biomedical Material Technology
Biomedical Engineering; Medical Devices

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1972   MS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Wisconsin, Madison   Graduation with Honors
1971   BS   Mechanical Engineering   University of Wisconsin  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to




Vice President, Owner


He is responsible for Business Development, Corporate Management, Project Management, Client Interface and general operation of the consulting firm.

1988 to 1989


Diatek Corp .


Manager, Manufacturing Engineering


Managed support services for facilities and all manufacturing of electronic thermometers and related disposables, plus headed up disposable development for tympanic thermometer program.

1983 to 1988


IMED Corp .


Manager, Pilot Engineering/Disposable Design


Ran pilot manufacturing of IV Pumps, new sterile disposables and custom sets.

1979 to 1983


Oak Industries


Director Telecomunications


Cooridinated telecom function for HQ and sattelite facilities, developed Pay TV business units nationwide, training responsibility for installation and service

1974 to 1979


Fenwal Division, Baxter Trevenol Lab s


Engineer & Program Manager


Blood filter design and development, blood cell separation systems for plasma generation.

1972 to 1974


USCI, Division of CR Bard


Biomedical Engineer


He designed test equipment for vascular implants, plus developed new line of aortic implants

Career Accomplishments:

AAMI, American Filtration Society, Scripps Research Institure, Society of Plastics Engineers

Professional Appointments

Past Board Member, Medical Plastics Division of SPE

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 10 US patents, numerous international patents, and has been an ivited speaker to technical innovation conferences and technical trade meetings

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Seeking an in biocompatibility for implant devices.
  • Sterilization process expert for consulting on Develop Sterilization Protocols.
  • Expert medical manufacturing for consulting on starting a medical manufacturing facility.
  • Expert in autoclaves for consulting on material selection & product design for the purpose of passing 500+ cycles.
  • Expert in resin for consulting on selection for medical device/ pharmaceutical use.
  • Expert in pacemaker signaling
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has provided expert services to courts and has been an expert witness in at least 6 cases. He has provided technical review, prepared reports for the clients and has testified in State Court
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Medical device engineering expert needed for consulting on Fox hollow catheters.
  • Expert in surgical instrument manufacturing for consulting on TLIF surgery device defects.
  • Medical device expert for consulting on mead Law.
  • Engineering expert on medical pumps for consulting on Davol pump handset failure of X-Stream Irrigation System.
  • Expert in medical oxygen concentrator for consulting on oxygen concentrator.
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.

Market Research:
He has designed and helped launch dozens and dozens of sterile single use disposables, implants, diagnostics, theraputics, electronic devices, electro-mechanical devices, computer controlled devices, and so on. His entire career has been in new product development

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has evaluated and selected well over 200 different vendors providing components, assemblies, oem manufacturing, processing services, testing, sterilization, etc., etc., etc.

Other Skills and Services

He is a Principal Investigator for an National Institute of Health SBIR Grant to develop a device to collect umbilical cord blood which is a rich source of stem cells


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