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 Expert  724131

Expert in Commercialization of Scientific Devices, Inventions, Scientific Management Consulting, etc.

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Expert has used his experience and knowledge of biochemistry and biophysical measurement to create tools for measurement of clinically significant targets for the biomedical industry. He has developed Drugs of Abuse and many other assays, supported the development of complex instrumentation for random-access, high throughput, automated analysis of blood, urine and other biological samples. Together with his knowledge of biochemistry and mathematical models he has applied concepts of measurement to the successful development of fluorescent, chemiluminescent and other optical detection methods including vibrational spectroscopy (Raman quantitation).

applied biotechnology




biomedical instrumentation



In addition to research expertise, Expert has participated in New Product Development and has significant experience creating design goals, FMEA, FA, specifications, Quality systems, scale-up scenarios and technical product support teams and associated documentation. This considerable experience has allowed him to teach Quality, Product Development and Statistics courses over the past 8 years at Northwestern University including the Kellogg Masters in Product Development (MPD) and the Masters in Quality and Regulatory Sciences (MQARS) programs.

new product development

During his 20 year career at Abbott Laboratories (Diagnostics Division)and his subsequent work, Expert participated in the management of many technical groups involved in Basic Research through Applied Statistics and Numerical Methods and served often as an internal consultant to Development Teams. New products management is an especially challenging but rewarding area which he especially enjoys due to the creativity, technical ingenuity and integrative challenge of creative problem solving. Often, novel solutions result in significant Intellectual Property for the Company and Expert has a number of patents based on his participation in product development; this is an often overlooked aspect of management and Expert is well aware of the value of Patents and is capable of assisting and managing teams to maintain ownership over their technology.

new product development management


scientific misconduct

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Peoria, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Gary, Indiana;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
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Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Business Development,...
FDA Regulations, Labeling and Compliance; Medical Devices,...
Skeletal Biomechanics, Design and Evaluation of Orthopaedic...
Facilitating Business Growth Through Commercialization of...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1983   Ph.D.   Biochemistry   DOE PRL/Michigan State University  
1979   BA   Biology   Washington University in St. Louis  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to




Research and Development


Chief Scientist


He is responsible for all Technical and Scientific direction and guidance including IP, Investor Relations and Due Diligence for the Company.

1986 to 2005


Abbot Laboratories


Diagnostics Division


Level 1 Scientist


His career included staff Scientist, Technical and Group Management of Assay Development and Integration including Manager of an Applied Statistics and Numerical Methods Department as well Common Process and Software Validation Management.

Career Accomplishments:

Clinical Ligand Assay Society, American Society of Quality

Professional Appointments

President (2006) Clinical Ligand Assay Society President-elect (2005) Clinical Ligand Assay Society Secretary (2003-2005) Clinical Ligand Assay Society


Abbott Diagnostics Division Life Sciences Award: Level I Scientist, 1999 Abbott Immunodiagnostics Vice President's Award, 1999 Abbott Chairman's Award, February, 1996 Abbott Chairman's Award, February, 1993 National Research Service Award, Dept. Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (3/ 1985 - 7/1986)

Medical/Professional Internships

National Institutes of Health, National Research Service Award, VA Medical Center, GRECC.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 20+ publications/abstracts and 6 Patents/applications.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
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  • Expert in orthopedic devices for consulting to sell intellectual property patent.
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Expert Witness:
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 participated in the seminal development of a number of successfully commercialized Medical Diagnostic Systems.

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:

He has developed many technical seminars ranging from specific Chemical and Biochemical Studies to Statistical Experimental Design and Descriptive Statistics. Additionally, expert is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University teaching Quality Statistics at the Master's level.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has many years of experience collaborating with vendors to provide supplies and services to the customer.


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