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Expert in Polymer Science, Adhesives, Adhesion, Biomaterials, Medical Device, Analytical Chemistry

Expert ID: 735385 Minnesota, USA

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Experienced Research And Development Scientist with an innovative collaboration mindset enabling over 85 patents/applications in the medical device industry. Strong research professional skilled in Medical Devices, Biocompatibility, Regulatory Support (EU-MDR), Surface Science, Nanotechnology, Coatings, Adhesion and Adhesives, Polymer Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering and Failure Analysis. Expert Witness.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: Post Doc. Subject: Surface Chemistry Institution: University of Washington
Year: 1986 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Polymer Chemistry Institution: The University of Connecticut

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Polymer Chemistry Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Medical Device R&D, Failure Analysis, Adhesion, Surface Science, Characterization. Pharm Sci., Excipient Dev, Biocompatibility.
Exploratory -> R&D -> PD -> Mfg -> Post Launch. Regulatory, MDR Nano.
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Fellow, R&D Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 2004 to 2005 Employer: Nanostring Technologies Title: Director, Product Development Department: Responsibilities: Development of robust surface chemistry for oligonucleotide immobilization and system integration to meet corporate objectives. NanoString™ Technologies is developing a nanotechnology-based platform for high speed, completely automated, robust, highly multiplexed, single molecule identification and digital quantification
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Self Employed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Materials science problem solving for various medical device companies. Companies consulted for: Advanced Stent Technologies, Therus, Corporation, Spiration, Polymorfix, AccessClosure, MetriCor
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: CombiMatrix Title: Director, Ploymer Systems, VP Development Department: Responsibilities: Provided leadership for Engineering, Chemistry and Molecular Biology in development of a platform for on-chip oligonucleotide synthesis and analysis microarray technology. System included a monocasette/flow cell with in situ synthesized DNA microarray on a silicon semiconductor chip, DNA synthesis system, and automated hybridization/image capture/analysis instrument.
Years: 1998 to 2002 Employer: Confluent Surgical, Inc. Title: Principal Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Hands-on preclinical R&D and bench work for in situ polymerized, biodegradable hydrogel surgical devices. Products include neurosurgical sealants (DuraSeal™), percutaneous access site closure, post-surgical adhesion barrier and liquid embolics. Championed clinical product fill and finish, sterilization method development. Initiated and managed partner relationships with contract manufacturers for critical chemical raw materials. Cultivated intellectual property portfolio. Established research and development core business practices. Authored sections of PMA submission.
Years: 1988 to 1998 Employer: Bayer Diagnostics Title: Technical Manager Department: Responsibilities: R&D Team Project Leader for RapidPoint 400® (point-of-care stat analyzer). R&D through Process Engineering. Alliance management with partner companies for promising technologies. Managed collaborative development with Novartis (Ciba Geigy) on planar waveguide platform technology for stat-immuno. Ongoing assessment of outside technology.

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