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Expert in Biological Responses to Medical Device Materials and Coatings

Expert ID: 728022 United Kingdom

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Expert M was responsible for the development of a novel, biocompatible, bioactive, bone-like bone cement, suitable for usage in craniofacial applications. Expert M completed his PhD in Medical Materials Engineering at Kings College University of London in May of 2004, having obtained a 2:1 in the Life Sciences at the Imperial College. During his doctoral studies, Expert M won a number of national and international awards including: best oral presentation by a young researcher at both the United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials Research Annual Conference (2003) and the European Society for Biomaterials Annual Congress (2002), for his work on Polymer-modified Calcium Phosphate Cements. Expert M is experienced in multiple life and physical science disciplines including material characterisation and cytotoxicity testing, using a variety of cell lines.
Expert M worked for Granta Design Ltd., as an author of a major medical devices database. In addition to designing the structure of the database, Expert M wrote over 250,000 words of content citing over 4,000 references. It is through this experience as technical author that Expert M, attained a detailed knowledge on a variety of subjects including: thrombo-resistance, biodegradation, bioglass and bioceramics. In addition, during his time at Granta design Ltd., Expert M became familiar with the FDA approval process for devices and established contacts within a number of major international medical device companies.
Expert M's expertise in the field is recognised by Qinetiq, one of the world's leading defence technology and security companies, which granted him trusted expert status in 2007.

Expert M is expereinced in providing consultancy services to both private equity and public sector organisations, on previous projects Expert M has:
Identified relevant exogenous and endogenous drivers likely to impact market growth and dynamics
Analysed short/ medium term implications of recent government policy on market opportunities, worked up the financial implications of a number of scenarios
Made preliminary identifications of opportunity targets
Analysed possible market entrants on the basis of market size and current capability
Analysed trends in equipment/ consumable spend in the NHS
Conducted competitor due diligence, in respect to both actual and potential, primary and acute care competitors
Conducted quantitative analyses of key financial data and compared to benchmarks
Created a shortlist of suitable organisational options
Expert M has worked extensively with a number of UK government agencies providing technical research, analysis on healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices. Expert M also:
Helped create communications strategies for the UK healthcare sector and related subsectors including: bionanotechnology, nutraceuticals, biomaterials, radioimaging and musculoskeletal sciences
Conducted company reviews, critically assessing capability and mapping core competencies
Conducted and assisted in stakeholder interviews and client presentations
Facilitated several workshop groups
Compiled global market reports detailing market sizes and growth rates in a number of healthcare subsectors, numbering over 300 pages and incorporating 350 primary and secondary information sources
Implemented feedback from over 74 different peer-reviewers
Became a key point of contact with a number of UK Medilink organisations

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2004 Degree: PhD Subject: Biomaterial Engineering Institution: Kings College University of London
Year: 1999 Degree: BSc Subject: Biological Sciences Institution: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Health Responsibilities: Expert M primarily conducts and presents market opportunity analyses for private equity and independent sector organisations. As a result he has completed a number of competitor due diligence and ‘brand stretch’ projects.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Circus Communications Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: • Expert M, created communications strategies for a number of industry sectors including: creative industries, property, financial services, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and general healthcare. Expert M also authored a number of thought-leadership articles for presentation at conferences and compiled global market reports detailing market sizes and growth rates in a number of verticals
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Granta Design Limited Title: Information Consultant Department: Medical Devices Responsibilities: • Expert M reviewed client data and made a series of actionable recommendations. Expert M also authored content, amounting to over 250,000 words, citing over 4,000 references for the Cardiovascular Module of the Materials for Medical Devices Database. In addition, Expert M created a diverse range of training materials for users, ranging from novices to experts

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Associate Royal College of Science
Fellow Royal College of Medicine
Awards / Recognition
Best oral presentation by a young researcher at both the United Kingdom Society for Biomaterials Research Annual Conference (2003) and the European Society for Biomaterials Annual Congress (2002)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert M has authored 3 papers a book and an online database

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert M has delivered a number of training seminars in the field of medical devices and related sciences, both during his doctorate and during his professional life. As a student, Expert M delivered sessions and working demonstrations to undergraduates on subjects ranging from material characterisation, to in-vitro cell culture techniques. In his professional life Expert M has delivered training sessions on the effective use of technology in the selection of materials fro orthopaedic and cardiovascular device applications.
Marketing Experience
Expert M has worked closely with the UK's Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform to provide insights on a number of health and physical science growth trends. Expert M has authored a number of thought leadership pieces on the direction of implantable biomaterials, leveraging extensive contacts in academia and industry, and was a key contributor to The Future of Business: The Changing Face of Business In 21st Century Britain, where he is acknowledged as an expert in his field. Expert M is also approved by Qinetiq as a trusted expert.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Semi-fluent, spoken with an accent
Spanish conversational, spoken with an accent

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