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 Expert  724385

Expert in Sutures, Medical Devices, Moisture Degradation, Absorbable Polymers, Implant Devices

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Carolina (SC)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert is a scientist, inventor, fundraiser, biographer, educator and public servant with 50 years successful scientific research experience. He evaluates patterns of relationships - scientific, cultural or technical - and synthesizes novel and practical solutions to tough, real-world problems.

He serves as an expert in IP and class-action litigation on sutures and medical device. Clients include FORTUNE 50 and smaller organizations. Develops wheelchair prototypes for use of high-tone children. Writes and initiates business plans for startup enterprises including advising and writing SBIR grant proposals. Maintains and publishes new systems of chemical education for university students through the award winning ChemCases.com web site and the ALSOS digital library. Consults on the processes affecting public education boards from his experience as an elected Public School Board member.


510(k) document




biocompatible coating material


biocompatible material


biocompatible polymer


bioimplantable material


biomedical device


biomedical product development


medical device


medical device manufacturing


nylon fiber


polymer biocompatibility




wound healing

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Augusta, Georgia;  Savannah, Georgia;  Charleston, South Carolina;  and North Charleston, South Carolina.

Often requested
with this expert:

Orthopaedic Biomaterials
Medical & Surgical Textiles
Polymer Chemistry
Biomechanics of Injury and Accommodation

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   PhD   Polymer Chemistry   University of Maryland  
1992   MA   Liberal Studies   Wesleyan University  
1955   BS   Chemistry   St. John's University, NY  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to 2007


Turbo Wheelchair Co., Inc.



Principal Investigator


Design, development, general management, invention, grant acquisition and management

1983 to 1995


US Surgical Corp



Senior Director


Invention, development, manufacturing development and manufacturing of absorbable implant clips and staples. 27 US patents in development of moisture sensitive implant materials

1979 to 1983


Celanese Corp.


Virginia Chemicals, Inc.


Research Director


Led corporate R&D unit in capital construction of organic and inorganic manufacturing, leadership in moisture control problems with moisture sensitive flammable materials

1959 to 1979


EI DuPont


Central research, Plastics, Elastomers, Fabrics and Finishes


Research Supervisor


R&D in polymer, abrasion resistant moisture resistant coatings, coated fabrics, elastomers, adhesives

Career Accomplishments:

Amer Chem Soc, AAAS

Publications and Patents Summary

More than 10 peer reviewed publications, 32 US patents, the first in 1972, last in 2006.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Report, depositions and trial prep for plaintiff in-infringement/damages involving sutures. Federal judge's intermediate rulings cited his expert opinion in defining applicable chemistry. "Sensational" deposition according to plaintiff attorney.
  • Established material standards and components for startup in bioabsorbable field. Represented clients technical expertise for investors and VCs.
  • Outline defense position in suture class action case bringing 25 years of research experience to bear on defendants R&D decisions.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in wheelchairs for consulting on USA and European market.
  • Expert in medical biocompatible polymer for consulting on Biocompatible polymer.
  • Expert in staples for consulting on making and handling staples.
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:
Expert witness including depositions, trial preparation and trial attendance for 18 months in recently concluded Mitek v Arthrex IP case. Currently serving as expert in developing class action suit in medical device field. Consultant in suture use/misuse in plastic surgery, consultant with two startup companies in medical device field. Expert in suture litigation
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Non-dissolvable Sutuers.
  • Expert in sutures to consult on a case involving surgical sutures in a colon resection surgery litigation case.
  • Permobil wheelchair 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.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

He is a skilled communicator and trained writer. He's ready with a metaphor that makes the toughest concepts come alive for a general audience. His writing training is recent. He used it to publish the biography of Wallace Carothers, DuPont's inventor of nylon. Furthermore, he is successful in grant writing having received six SBIR(4) AND sbir-RELATED(2) since 2001.


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