Robotics - Provided polymer and adhesive bond assessment for a new product. Created a roadmap that included recommendations on materials selection, process, joint design guidelines, biocompatibility testing, overarching strategy and methodologies for product development. This reusable sterilized product advanced from a 1X use to 10X sterilization cycles. Subsequently the company was sold >$3 B to a Fortune 100 company.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Conducted a polymer selection assessment and provided recommendations for next generation AED case to meet disinfection, impact resistance, processing, and cost requirements. The company was then able to move forward with a new generation of optimal product specifications.
Adhesive Selection Recommendations
Lipid Cassettes – Proposed new adhesives to improve lipid profile cassette durability, processing, and yields. Company saved time and money by moving forward with a new standard of efficiency.
Motor Cycle Helmet - Before coming to Zeta Scientific the company was halted due to a failed product. We identified adhesives and a reattachment method for the first helmet with high visibility accessory for wireless brake detection technology.
Colonoscopy Device –Improved efficiency by providingmultiple process recommendations in adhesives used throughput the medical device operation.
New Adhesive Development
Dry Adhesive – Co-inventor of dry adhesive and surface system for a new type hook and loop application in a wide range of industries. US Patent was issued.
Washable Adhesive - Provided adhesive development, process development and technical assistance for a new washable adhesive. The product was successfully commercialized for the consumer market.
Dental Coating - Provided new chemistry options and additives to improve bonding and durability for a dental coating in the consumer industry. These improvements were necessary to utilize a "patent" and successful create a new product platform.
Ultrasonic-Assisted Extrusion for Food Snack Products - Reviewed patents, intellectual property, improvements, and feasibility for major food company. Identified technology approaches for new processes.
FDA Reprocessing / Reusable Medical Device – Recent projects have provided R&D teams with materials and adhesive options to redesign existing single-use designs to meet multiple use requirements.
Adhesive Additives– Identified opportunities for new additives which improved adhesive toughness and substrate adhesion in automotive and electronics applications.
New Water-Based Adhesive - Predicted market size potential for new water-based adhesive technology which justified the next phase of R&D.