Robotic Endoscope- Provided polymer and adhesive bond assessment for a new product which included recommendations on materials selection process joint design guideline, biocompatibility testing, overarching strategy, methodologies, and roadmap for current and future products.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - Conducted polymers selection assessment and provide recommendations for next generation AED case to meet disinfection, impact resistance, processing, and cost requirements.
Adhesive Selection Recommendations
Lipid Cassettes – Propose new adhesives to improve lipid profile cassette durability, processing, and yields.
Motor Cycle Helmet - Identified adhesives and reattachment method for the first helmet with high visibility accessory for wireless brake detection technology.
Colonoscopy Device –Provided multiple 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 approach for the new process.
FDA Reprocessing / Reusable Medical Device– The current trend towards reusable devices offers challenges in creating robust designs and adhesives to meet FDA reprocessing requirements. Recent projects have provide 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 to improve 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.