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 Expert  723802

Expert in Medical Device Business Development, Strategic Planning, Due Diligence, and Product Development

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Expert has a doctorate in Biomedical Engineering and remains current with many of the advances in this field. He currently sits on the grant selection committee for the National Research Council of Canada. He has performed numerous consulting assignments within Biomedical Engineering, specializing in biopotential amplifier design.

biomedical engineering

Expert has performed numerous consulting assignments in the area of Medical Imaging, and is familiar with all major imaging modalities, as well as PACS and other image management tools. He is an Associate Consultant with a company that assists hospitals with planning, acquisition and implementation of PACS systems and of major medical imaging modalities. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of VisualSonics, an ultrasound company dedicated to small animal imaging.

biomedical imaging

Expert has more than twenty-five years of experience in the area of Biomedical Instrumentation and Medical Devices, including work in research, hospital biomedical engineering, product design, engineering management, operations management, product marketing and sales, and consulting. Consulting assignments have included more than 25 due diligence studies in many different medical device fields. He attends several medical device conferences per year.

biomedical instrumentation


electronic medical device


medical device

Expert has five years experience as President of a medical device manufacturer and eight years experience as President of his own consulting firm. He sits on three Boards of Directors and two Boards of Advisors and has performed numerous consulting assignments in the areas of Business Management, Strategic Planning, and Business Development. These assignments have included advisory services, business plan reviews, business case developement, technology assessments, operational reviews, and product launches. In addition to the acquisition of Biomedical Instrumentation, a company that he co-founded, Expert has been involved in several acquisitions, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements.

business development


business management


corporate strategic planning


strategic planning

Expert has ten years of experience as VP Operations at a medical device company, and is familiar with manufacturing, R&D, Quality, Finance, etc. He currently sits on three Boards of Directors and two Boards of Advisors and concentrates heavily on operations management. Consulting assignments have included advisory services and operational reviews.

business operations

Expert has managed the development of numerous medical devices in cardiology, neurology and POC diagnostics.

medical device marketing


biomedical product development

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   PhD   Biomedical Engineering   University of Toronto  
1977   MASc   Biomedical Engineering   University of Toronto  
1975   BASc   Engineering Science   University of Toronto   Honor standing

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)





Expert is a consultant to the medical device industry with more than twenty five years of experience in engineering, operations, sales, and management. Proven track record in the areas of strategic planning, product development, business development, and due diligence.

1993 to 1998


Quinton Electrophysiology Corp.





Full P&L responsibility for the company, under control of parent organization, Quinton Instrument Co. Expert guided the company through a period of rapid growth and major change, including adapting to new corporate culture, conformance to ISO 9001, CE listing, and adherence to new FDA standards. He increased sales by 110% with an IBT of 27% in the first year.

1992 to 1993


Quinton Electrophysiology Corp.



Vice President


Expert was in charge of R&D and Operations. During this time he was Project Manager for the company's most successful product. The project was completed on time and on budget, and was considered a major advance in the field.

1982 to 1992


Biomedical Instrumentation Inc.



Vice President


Expert co-founded the company and was responsible for R&D and Operations. Biomedical Instrumentation was acquired by the Quinton Instrument Company, through its parent company American Home Products Corp.

1981 to 1982


University of Toronto


Biomedical Instrumentation Development Unit


Chief Engineer


The Biomedical Instrumentation Development Unit was responsible for technology transfer for the University of Toronto Biomedical Engineering faculty. Expert developed prototypes for commercial licensing.

1979 to 1981


Madsen Electronics



Chief Engineer


Madsen Electronics was a leading supplier of audiological equipment. As Chief Engineer, Expert led a staff of ten engineers and technicians in the development of two major products.

1978 to 1979


The Wellesley Hospital


Biomedical Engineering


Biomedical Engineer


Initiated and implemented a Biomedical Engineering service, including equipment repair, purchasing evaluation, consulting to medical research, and training of physicians and nurses in equipment usage.

Career Accomplishments:

Member Professional Engineers Ontario


P.Eng. Ontario

Professional Appointments

Chairman of the Board, Rhythm Xience, Director of ChipCare, Exact Imaging

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 12 patents and several publications

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to   Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada   Member, Strategic Program Selection Committee   Review grant applications in the area of medical device research

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Licensed technology developed by a Scientific Instrument company to a Cardiovascular company. Supervised experiments required to prove feasibility, developed an Offering Memorandum, presentation and sales video, and negotiated the deal.
  • Developed a business case for a Radiology company to enter the Cardiovascular field. Performed an assessment of their technology, management and business model, suggested a suite of products to be developed utilizing their existing technology, and assisted in development. Trained sales force and identified key accounts. Assisted in the product launch at a major trade show.
  • Corporate advisor to Japanese distributor of cardiovascular products. Assisted in the identification and evaluation of new products for the Japanese market.
  • Advisor to a University of Toronto spin-off company in the field of Audiology. Assisted in strategic planning,business development, product validation, and in obtaining regulatory approval.
  • Developed clinical applications for a company manufacturing pre-clinical imaging products, including market research, business case developement, and negotiating option and license agreements with several University technology transfer organizations.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Cat scan engineering expert witness for consulting on CT scan engineering product defect litigation.
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:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1990 to 1998   Japan   Negotiated distribution agreement for medical products, trained marketing and sales people. Conducted joint sales calls.
1999 to   Japan   Assist in the identification and evaluation of new medical devices for the Japanese market.
1989 to 1998   Europe   Negotiated distribution agreement for medical products in several countries, trained marketing and sales people. Conducted joint sales calls.

Market Research:
1. Set up distribution network in the U.S., Europe and Japan, designed promotional materials and trade show exhibits for electrophysiolgy products 2. Assisted various consulting clients in planning and implementation of sales organizations and distribution networks

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:

1. Presentation to GE Users Group: Cardiology PACS, 2006 2. Presented course on Cardiology PACS, The Electronic Healthcare Enterprise, Toronto, 2005 3. Various seminars to consulting clients

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

1. Selection of outsourcing partner for catheter development for a Canadian medical device company. Involved attendance at MD&M conference. 2. Full responsibility for vendor selection at Quinton Electrophysiology and Biomedical Instrumentation,

Other Skills and Services

1. Board positions - 3 Board of Directors (1 as Chariman), 1 Scientific Advisory Board 2. Twenty-eight due diligence studies on behalf of venture capital investors 3. Strategic planning on behalf of eleven medical device companies ranging from the review of business and strategic plans to the development of business cases addressing new market opportunities 4. Business development assignments for five medical device companies, including negotiation of distribution, licensing, and acquisition agreements 5. Product development assignments for four cardiology and audiology device companies, including engineering management and design auditing 6. Numerous market surveys


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