Peter’s medical device career began in R&D at Guidant Corporation in 1999, developing coronary guidewires, including the top-selling BMW Universal Guidewire. In his years at Guidant, Peter also cut his teeth in manufacturing, where he was responsible for setting up and supporting proprietary stent cutting-lasers, electro-polishing processes, and automated inspection systems for high volume stent implant production. He served various other roles at Guidant and contributed to the development & commercialization of numerous innovative medical products including embolic protection devices, left ventricular access & delivery systems, and proprietary material technologies including radiopaque polymers, nitinol alloys, and specialty coatings.
In 2006, Peter took the opportunity to be an early employee at start-up company Nexeon MedSystems. At Nexeon, Peter worked closely with the company’s founder, Dr. Bark C Bates, developing novel technologies to meet a wide variety of clinical needs. Nexeon was eventually acquired by CeloNova BioSciences in 2011.
Peter left shortly after the acquisition to join former colleagues at REV·1 Engineering, where he has continued to use his passion for design and process engineering to solve problems and develop innovative products and technologies for clients in every medical field. His 15+ years of experience now includes pacing and stimulation leads, numerous coronary access systems and implants, wound closure devices, drug delivery, and durable medical equipment. Peter also has experience in industrial design and molded components, and is named on over 20 US patents.