How Many Consultants Does It Take to Create a Medical Device?

Kendall R. Waters, Ph.D., Silicon Valley Medical Instruments, Inc.

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST          


Successfully taking a medical device product from concept to regulatory approval requires a broad range of expertise. Effective strategy execution requires having the right talents available at the right time. Consultants play a key role in supplementing the core competency of a company.

This talk will examine the many and varied roles of consultants at one medical device start-up commercializing a minimally invasive imaging system and catheter. The types of consultants employed have a variety of engineering backgrounds, including hardware, software, mechanical, process, and quality.

A critical factor in making the match between the consultant and the company is the professional network.


About the speaker, Kendall R. Waters, Ph.D., Silicon Valley Medical Instruments, Inc.

CNSV member Dr. Kendall Waters is Manager of IP and Technology Development at the start-up Silicon Valley Medical Instruments, Inc., and is an IEEE Senior Member. He is an expert in ultrasound, with particular experience in the interaction of ultrasound and tissue for diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Kendall has previously worked at the Advanced Technology Laboratory of Volcano Corp., the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Washington Univ. in St. Louis, MO.


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