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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.
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.
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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.
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.