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 Expert  724357

Expert in Medical Device Product Development; Machine Design; Biomedical Engineering

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Hampshire (NH)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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He performed research on adding an antimicrobial agent to a silicone rubber part molded using LIM. Research included materials, methods of molding, color changes, and effect of additive to biocompatibility. His library contains many materials available for this purpose.

antimicrobial medical device

He has developed automated wire winders for resistor manufacturing, fully automated knitting machines for medical devices, robots, and fixtures for laparoscopic devices.

assembly machine design


automated machine design


industrial machine design




machine design


machine design review


precision machine design


special machine design

His thesis was written on Strength of Medical Thermoplastic Female Luer Fittings Exposed to Chemicals. He also has selected many materials for IV disposables, surgical instruments, and pharmaceutical equipment. Knowledge includes chemical resistance, mold/process capability, biocompatibility, and sterilization capability.

autoclavable plastic material selection


elastomer selection


high-temperature rubber


liquid silicone rubber


liquid silicone rubber injection molding


medical polymer selection


polymer biocompatibility


polymer selection


polymer selection for chemical compatibility


rubber selection


thermoplastic material selection

He has many patents and awards for the development of medical devices in IV, cardiovascular, and hernia area of the medical market.

biomechanical engineering


biomedical device


disposable medical device


implantable device


legal patenting


medical device


medical instrument


new product development


plastic medical device


plastic product development


surgical instrument

He is involved in complete medical device product development from concept to production using FDA/ISO guidelines and procedures.

biomedical device design review


biomedical instrumentation


biomedical product development


Current Good Manufacturing Practice


design process


device product development


new product development management


product development cycle time

His company manufacturers medical devices for animal lab testing, prototypes, and human trials.

biomedical device manufacturing


medical device manufacturing

Molding of cannula, insert molding of stainless tubing (cannula), and designs using cannula are commonly used in his products.


He manufactures products for other companies under contract for limited prototype runs and small scale production only.

contract manufacturing

He is a leader in his field by always keeping manufacturing, quality, and cost in mind when designing products.

design for cost


design for manufacturability


integrated product development

He is currently registered to apply for government grants and contracts.

governmental registration process

He has a full machine shop that specializes in wire EDM, turning, and CNC machining.

machine shop

He currently holds the record for the fastest development cycle from patent to production on all the products he has developed. Many years of experience working with key vendors, suppliers, prototype shops, and machine shops has resulted in a system and group of people that work efficiently and work intelligently to get a product developed quickly and within budget. Many times he takes parallel paths on portions of a project that he is uncertain on which saves time and money for the project.

rapid product development

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  Lynn, Massachusetts;  Quincy, Massachusetts;  Newton, Massachusetts;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Nashua, New Hampshire.

Often requested
with this expert:

Biomaterials and Product Development R&D for Orthopedic,...
Plastics and Polymer Additives
Medical Technology
Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Drug Delivery,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1988   BSME   Mechanical Engineering   University of New Hampshire   Deans List
1995   MSME   Mechanical Engineering   NC A&T State University   High Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to







Overall company deliverables, engineering, testing, patent prosecution, accounting, estimates, contracts, protocols, and design history files.

2005 to 2006


Mitralign, Inc.


Biomedical Engineering


Director of Biomedical Engineering


Development of mitral valve anchor and locker implants. Patent analysis and invention disclosures.

2002 to 2005


Onux Medical, Inc.




Manager of Design Engineering


Development of percutaneous translumbar abdominal aortic aneurysm stent fixation device using Nitinol spring. Development of disposable laparoscopic Salute Q-ring hernia fixation device. Development of manufacturing equipment for above devices. Invention disclosures and patent submissions.

1992 to 2002


Cardinal Health


Disposables Engineering


Sr. Principal Design Engineer


All medical intravenous IV disposable development including needle-free valves. Concepts through to production using FDA/ISO standards. Invention disclosures to patent litigation and depositions.

1990 to 1992


Draper Corporation




Mechanical Design Engineer


Development and manufacturing of knitting machines and looms for tirecord and sock industries.

1988 to 1990


Harris Graphics Corp.


Design Engineering


Design Engineer


Web offset printing press design.

Career Accomplishments:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers


PE in NH: 11437 PE in NC: 18508

Professional Appointments

Board of directors: Inventors Workshop, Inc. Advisory board: Eureka Medical, Inc.


2011 USCA for Best of Surgical & Medical Instruments 2003 Medical Design Excellence Award 2001 Prototype Design Award 2000 NSPE New Product Award 1999 NC Govenors New Product Award 1998 Medical Design Excellence Award

Publications and Patents Summary

Needleless Valve 5,549,577 / Needleless Valve 5,676,346 / Access Pin 5,839,715 / Needle-Free Valve 6,142,446 / Flat-Bed Knitting Machine 6,158,250 / Positive Bolus Valve D468016 / Positive Bolus Valve 6,706,022 / Pos. Bolus Valve 6,802,490 / Vial Adapter 6,875,205 /Safety Catheter 7,125,396 / Needle-Free Valve 7,244,249

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - NC A&T State University  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Saint-Gobain: Consulted on Pure-Fit connector for sterile connections required with drug companies.
  • Mardil: Developed Mitral Valve Repair device and organized manufacturing, animal labs, documentation, patent submission, testing, protocols, and reports.
  • Patent Litigation: Acted as expert witness and fact witness for many cases that resulted in a win for most or a fair settlement in other cases. Ask for complete list of litigation cases.
  • Novacept: Developed a knitting machine to knit a radio frequency (RF) endometrial ablation device used to cure menorrhagia in women. His company designed, patented, and built two unique machines that are still in use today.
  • Cardinal Health / ALARIS Medical Systems: Supported new and existing patents and product development in North Carolina plant.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Need help with choosing the right matirial.
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  • Expert for consulting on Elastomeric materials for use in diaphragm pump
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:
Multiple patent litigation and liability cases with experience with depositions, jury trial testimony, bench trials, hearings, injunction proceedings, ITC hearings. Work includes research on prior art, device testing, reports, photos, and video all completed using an onsite fully equipped medical research lab. Ask for full list of litigation experience.
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:
Website and attending medical development groups. Word of mouth is how he gets most of his clients.

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:

Lectured MD&M Seminars on The Science of Successful Product Design. Attended Patent & Copyright Law, Contract Law, Polymer Science, Decoupled Molding, and Deposition seminars. Chairman of MD&M Conference in 2014 and continue to teach medical device product development process via webinars.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has extensive experience running his entire business with quality vendors and machine shops. He is able to weed out and find good vendors quickly to deliver products in a timely manner and often use 2 vendors in parallel to assure a job gets done. His business would not be successful if it wasn't for his vendors.


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