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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Implantable Medical Device experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Implantable Medical Device landscape.

Expert Witness #261696

This expert is an Associate and scientific consultant, providing opinions and expert witness services on matters involving medical devices, medical equipment, and medical procedures. This expert is a biomedical engineer with many years of experience in academia and the medical device industry. This expert obtained an Aerospace Engineering degree followed by Engineering Mechanics Master of Science degree as well as a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, specializing in biomechanics. This expert has been involved in the research and design of implantable medical products and surgical instruments and tools (extensively utilized computational methods for failure analysis and drafting applications such as SolidWorks), the management of pre-clinical studies, and worked along numerous surgeons conducting experimental surgeries for research and product development. This expert serves on The International Technical Committee in The Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices field.

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Expert Witness #218101

This expert is a Registered Professional Engineer with many years of experience in the biotechnology field. This expert holds PhD and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, is an ASME Fellow, and an IEEE Senior Member. This expert is also a member of ASM International (the Materials Information Society) and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). Currently, this expert is the Principal and Founder of an engineering consulting firm that focuses on providing support for early stage medical device and technology companies. Specializing in mechanical engineering design and behavior of biomedical devices, shape memory metals, bio-absorbable polymers and MEMs, this expert consults actively in these areas, as well as in failure analysis and reliability. This expert has extensive experience in the use of finite element analysis and simulation of structures, heat transfer, fluid flow and Mechanical Design for Reliability. This expert led the design and development of diagnostic and therapeutic devices, and has skills honed in researching and analyzing IP and competing technologies.

This expert has direct experience with implantable, cardiovascular stents, with early work related to finite element analysis and fatigue life prediction as part of the client company's FDA IDE submission. Early projects were generally balloon expandable coronary stents and the analysis went through the steps of roll-down from the as-manufactured geometry, balloon expansion, balloon deflation, and coronary cyclic pressure fluctuations. This expert also worked with self-expanding stents. Other projects involved devices such as stent-grafts for AAA application and stents for other applications such as renal, etc. Failure analysis projects involving stents came along periodically with issues such as fatigue failures during life testing, corrosion, or other metallurgical issues. Litigation projects involving stents followed. The cases were generally patent matters involving various aspects of stent technology and design. This expert has served as a testifying expert witness in medical device patent litigation and has provided deposition and trial testimony for a total of 18 IP cases, 7 IP Depositions (>20 depositions total), 1 IP Trial (4 Trials all together), and 7 IPR Declarations. This expert has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department at a prestigious universities, including courses on Materials, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Design.

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Expert Witness #262782

For many years this expert has focused on medical implant devices, and is a named inventor on many patents, including 28 issued US patents in the field of spinal hardware. This expert has represented a medical company's spine division as a technical witness in patent litigation, and has given numerous patent-related depositions.

Currently, this expert is President/Founder of a medical device company focused on providing orthopedic implants. Prior to this, this expert was CEO/Founder of a medical device company that developed innovative spinal implants. This expert is a member of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, Society for Biomaterials, and ASTM International. This expert holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering.

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Expert Witness #261706

This expert leads an internationally recognized leader in the design and development of novel, biomimetic hydrogel implants providing ground breaking treatment options in a broad range of markets including spine, orthopedics, neuro, and vascular surgery. In this capacity, this expert has developed and or coordinated design, development and commercialization of surgical instrumentation for minimally invasive products.

Expert testimony and activity:

-  Product liability: Provided expert opinion on a case involving a broken screw for a spinal device.
-  Product liability: Provided expert opinion on a case involving spinal implant breakage.
-  Product liability for the defense: Provided expert opinion and was deposed.
-  Patent infringement case representing a large medical device company. Provided expert opinion for the case involving radiopaque markers on spinal implant.

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Expert Witness #234821

This expert has many years of orthopedic industry experience, including product development and surgeon education. The focus of this expert's residency was Spine Surgery & Orthopaedics, and this expert is a co-inventor of 20 orthopedic implants patents, including spine fixation systems.

At an orthopedic clinic, this expert collaborated with an institute on research and design of spinal fusion devices and other medical and engineering technologies. This expert has testified on multiple occasions, and has reviewed thousands of patents in support of patent infringement and patent acquisition. This expert is an M.D. with highest commendations.

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Expert Witness #262816

This expert serves as Practice Lead and Senior Biomedical Consultant for a major consultancy. This expert joined this consultancy from a technology institute as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering. In addition, this expert worked as a Biomedical Consultant. This expert tested spinal products and other surgical implant devices for modes of failure and quality control.

This expert is responsible for forensic testing and evaluation of incidents involving medical products and devices. This expert also focuses on the biomedical analysis of failure modes and its relationship to product failures.

This expert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, a Master of Science in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

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Expert Witness #263524

This expert is an Associate Professor, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, working on the development and application of Titanium Boride materials for biomedical devices. This expert is familiar with the pink color of the alumina ceramic femoral heads; this expert became aware of this in the process of developing hip implant materials.

This expert is a member of the Materials Research Society, the American Society for Materials International, the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, and American Ceramic Society. This expert is a Fellow of the American Society of Materials International, and received an award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society for notable contribution to metallurgical science. This expert holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgy & Engineering, and is a named inventor on three US Patents covering material inventions. This expert has been deposed in two cases, and has provided court testimony.

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Expert Witness #263678

This expert has many years of experience in materials science and engineering. This expert is a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering. Much of this expert's work has involved formulating materials for enhanced electrical and electromechanical response with associated experience in spectroscopy. According to this expert, in nearly all ceramic compositions, the enhanced response results from functional dopants or dopant pairs that also cause ancillary, i.e., non-performance critical, changes in properties. Color changes are a quite common outcome of dopants that were added for a key, non-color, functional purpose. This is the situation for the electroactive materials of this expert's research, e.g., PMN, PZT and oxynitrides, and also for the dielectric materials (alumina) emphasized in university courses.

One of this expert's courses addressed the causes of color in glasses and ceramics. A hands-on illustration, also used in long-running courses, was the progressive reddening of alumina with increasing levels of chrome associated with enhanced mechanical response. One of this expert's courses addressed bio-implantable devices, e.g., hip-implants and defibrillators. In addition to technical expertise, this expert has both deposition and trial experience.

This expert holds a PhD in Solid State Engineering and a BS in Polymer Science, and Coursework to achieve a Chemistry Educator Certification.

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Expert Witness #261725

This expert is a biomaterials and medical device product development expert with many years of experience. This expert leads a global team that develops pediatric Craniomaxillofacial implants from concept to global commercialization at a Fortune 500 medical firm. This expert has successfully developed, FDA cleared, and launched Bioresorbable, Bone Cement, and Distraction technologies.

This expert is the author of several published scientific articles and inventor of patents on Craniomaxillofacial products. This expert conducted a doctoral research in Biomaterials. This expert's degrees are Aerospace Engineering B.S., Mechanical Engineering M.S., and Biomedical Engineering Dr. Eng.

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