Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Biomedical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, R&D

ID: 108074 California, USA

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Expert has over 20 years of experience in the research and development of medical devices for: electrodes for transcutaneous sensing and stimulation (EKG, EEG, EMG, TENS, defibrillation, pacing); respiratory therapy, specifically spirometric measurements, exercizers, and nebulizers; thermometry for clinical applications; urology devices, including disposables and electrical stimulation; and orthopedic biomechanics, specifically devices related to scoliosis and analysis of biomechanics.

Expert has extensive experience in analyzing and resolving device manufacturing problems related to cost, quality, early failure, output, and improved device performance. Having direct responsibility for both automated and non-automated products, he worked in this area for three device companies.

Expert spent over five years as a director and consultant for hospital clinical engineering programs. His work involved clinical equipment purchase evaluation, repair and maintenance of all hospital instrumentation, including all critical care monitoring systems, electrotherapy, electrosurgery, anesthesia, radiology, ultrasonography, and operating room (OR) systems. He was also responsible for the planning of hospital specialty areas (ICUs, ORs), and the development and startup of hospital shared clinical engineering programs.

For over 10 years, Expert was involved in the management, design, and development of automated manufacturing equipment. His primary work has been in the medical device field for high-volume disposables, including packaging and assembly automation.

With extensive experience in product R&D design and management, Expert is active in consulting in areas of product design and research, manufacturing improvement, and automation providing turnkey solutions and products.

Expert published "Monitoring and Diagnostics," a newsletter that covers all new technologies and market events related to instrumentation and devices used to measure physiological parameters, including electrocardiography, blood pressure measurement, and noninvasive blood chemistries. His prior experience was as Director of R&D/Engineering where he managed the development of medical products, manufacturing processes, and automation. He utilizes access to hundreds of on-line computer databases to research technical, regulatory, and market issues.

Expert analyzed a new medical device product problem, redesigned and developed solutions, established new vendors, and started up production.He worked with start-up medical device companies, assisting in product development, production start-up, staffing, and management.For clients - analyzed manufacturing operations, identified production/operations improvement, and provided assistance in implementation.Provided Technical/Market assessment reports to corporate clients on medical device design requirements and applications


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Marketing Institution: Northeastern University
Year: 1975 Degree: M.E. Subject: Biomedical Engineering Institution: Stevens Institute of Technology
Year: 1970 Degree: B.E. Subject: Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stevens Institute ofTechnology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: University of Califonia @ San Francisco Title: Director Department: Biomedical Engineering
Directs comprehensive biomedical engineering operations at San Francisco General Hospital.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant and Owner Department:
Provides consulting for medical device development & research, and manufacturing operations improvement.
LEAN, Six-Sigma, Design for Manufacture
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Medtronics Title: Director of R&D and Engineering Department: AMI Division
Directs product R&D and Engineering Automation for high & low volume medical devices.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1984 to 1987 Employer: Graphic Controls Corp. Title: Development Manager Department: Meditrace Division
Manages product R&D and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering for high volume medical devices
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1980 to 1983 Employer: Chesebrough-Ponds R&D Title: Project Leader Department: Medical Products Division
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1976 to 1980 Employer: Maine Hospital Association Title: Director Department: Clinical Engineering Shared Service
Directs 30+ hospital shared Clinical Engineering service, provides equipment maintenance, facilities planning & environmental safety services

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Expert evalauted and planned equipment requirements and layout
for a new medical center and the rehabilitation of an existing center.
Years: 1976 to 1976 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: He facilitated the installation and maintenance of medical instrumentation/equipment.
Years: 1972 to 1974 Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Expert taught medical instrumentation/equipment maintenance, and maintained all hospital systems.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert was Chairman of the San Francisco Capter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Licenses / Certifications
He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maine.
Professional Appointments
Expert was a Stanley Fellow of the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has one patent and has published four technical papers, and published a newsletter, "Monitoring and Diagnostics," which covered the medical instrumentation markets and technologies.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of
medical instrumentation, and manufacturing automation equipment. He has access to the following resources: medical device directories, and a library of manufacturing automation equipment.
Marketing Experience
With a combination of Clinical experience, working with medical devices/equipment in hospitals, and in the device industry as R&D/Mfg Eng manager, able to address both the user requirements and design/production requirements for products.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Portuguese He has basic abilities to speak, better reading skills. Was better many years ago, as his skills have declined slightly through minimal use.

Fields of Expertise

biomedical device, biomedical engineering, defibrillator, medical device, medical equipment, medical electrode, biomedical instrument, biomedical diagnostic instrumentation, biomechanical engineering, medical equipment maintenance, medical device manufacturing troubleshooting, clinical engineering, medical device manufacturing automation, biomedical device manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, biomedical product development, biomedical research and development, market research, medical device package testing, atomizer, medical device product development, medical diagnostic imaging, critical care monitoring equipment, biomedical instrumentation, medical adhesive tape, disposable medical device, distribution packaging material, respiratory therapy, blood pressure, orthopedic implant, medical technology, medical device endurance testing, medical device product improvement, applied science, biomedical device design review, moisture-barrier packaging process, electrical-wiring code, drug delivery, medical equipment marketing, medical device reliability testing, medical device manufacturing quality control, medical device design, blood pressure monitor, intensive care unit automation, bone property, bone mechanics, spinal column, legal patenting, electrocardiograph, Food and Drug Administration regulation, respiratory system, orthopedic biomechanics, urinary incontinence, medical instrument, stimulator, ultrasonic bioengineering, transcutaneous electrode, thermometry, surgical instrument, pressure measurement, physiology, physical therapy, neuroscience, neurophysiology, neonatology, National Fire Protection Association code, medical X-ray, medical electronics science, FDA medical device regulation, life support system, exercise physiology, endoscope, electrocardiography, electrical safety, electrocardiogram, echocardiography, paper die cutting, container handling, clinical medicine, cardiovascular disease, cardiology, blood flow, biomedical sensor, biomedical pressure transducer, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, manufacturing automation, atomizing, anesthesiology, blood physiological process, clinical neurophysiology, lean six sigma, urology device, intensive care medicine, anesthesia equipment, biomedical device engineering, defibrillation, disposable device high-speed automated assembly, market potential, automation technology, contract manufacturing, packaging automation, heart rate monitor, incontinence, assembly automation, nerve stimulator, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator, nerve stimulation, intravenous drug delivery, inhaler, clinical instrumentation, blood pressure monitoring, hospital equipment, orthopedics, medical device safety, medical device testing, precision liquid dispensing device, precision liquid dispensing, medical device clinical research

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