Areas of Expertise
Medical device development
Over 20 years of hands-on and management experience in the design of medical devices, drug delivery systems and consumer electronics; passionate about developing sophisticated technologies into human-centric products. David's deep understanding of the product development process is seasoned with a strategic perspective and an appreciation for the needs of the market and the appeal of any product.
Drug delivery & combination products
Led the development of inhaler devices for Nektar & Novartis for 12 years. Well-versed in the challenges of getting regulatory approval for combination products.
- Investor Overview
- 1-3 investments
- Invests $25,000 per company
- Other Investments
- EnergyDeck, Supperclub, Synchrony
- Health Sectors
- Medical Devices, Digital Health, Pharmaceuticals
Intervalent | September 2016 - Current
Independent advisor and consultant focused on product development and innovation strategy for consumer-facing medical devices. Expertise in digital health applications, handheld devices, wearables, inhalation drug delivery, and software as a medical device.
Director, Device Technology
Novartis | January 2009 - Current
Head of Device Development group (12 staff) at San Carlos Technical R&D site, overseeing the design, development, and production of medical device, primarily dry powder and liquid pulmonary inhalers. Manage cross-functional teams of mechanical engineers and aerosol scientists, interacting closely with drug development, pharmaceutical analysis, manufacturing, business development and commercial/marketing functions. Supervise senior engineers, technicians and project managers. Additionally, oversee the development of all Novartis mobile apps regulated as medical devices. Actively participate in digital medicine and biosensor diligence exercises in support of Trials of the Future initiative. Support Business Development & Licensing as with strategic and technical input on due diligence for in-licensing deals.