The Medical Device and Manufacturing show was last week in this part of the country. As I was walking out of the parking garage I met a representative of a contract manufacturing firm and struck up a conversation. As we talked the subject came up that his group designed everything in the U.S. and manufactured … Continue reading MDIF#12: Anecdotal Feedback From Medical Device and Manufacturing Show
Lance Terrill,B.S., M.S.E, Lead PD Engineer at Osteomed LP "In the orthopedic industry, a profound knowledge of mechanics, an ability to make solid, creative designs and perform mechanical testing are key. I have concerns with many of the BME entry-level job candidates that I have met, even some of those that are mechanical track. They … Continue reading MDIF#11: Thorough Mechanical Engineering Knowledge Needed for Orthopedics
Jonathan Grashow, M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Four and one half years industrial experience, Design Engineer III at Evaheart Medical describes his job search experience, insights into BME curriculum and includes job prep suggestions for the new graduate. "As a bioengineering graduate myself I can relate to how hard it can be to land a job in … Continue reading MDIF#9: Overcoming Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Deficiencies To Obtain a Medical Industry Position
Here are some insights from from Chris Moy, Senior Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline, on the basic academic background needed for a bioinformatics or genomics related career. Biomedical Engineers interested in the area of bioinformatics / genomic / proteomics / systems biology should pay close attention to this feedback. "I broke the list up into 4 categories....Technical Core, … Continue reading MDIF#8: Preparing for a Bioinformatics or Genomics Related Career
Steve Fisher, B.S. Business, Retired, Abbott Vascular Devices-Femoral Closure ( formerly Perclose ) provided the following short history of his long involvement with medical device product development. It provides several insights into managers, hiring by entrepreneurs, career options and the power of the team. "My Academic background was Business Management with a concentration in Materials … Continue reading MDIF#7: The Strength of a Team – The Diverse Knowledge and Skills of its Members.