ARTICLES BY BOB MARSHALL

Cruising Down The Avenu Until They Turned Onto De Novo Way…
Cruising Down The Avenu Until They Turned Onto De Novo Way… To De Novo, or not to De Novo, that is the question: whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous regulations, or to take arms against them.  Continue Reading...
FDA:  Case For Quality Collaboration
FDA: Case For Quality Collaboration We needed to find out — in the Case For Quality Program in particular — how to get that enforcement fear out of the equation, so we could avoid the front-room/back-room concept and drive improvement.  Continue Reading...
Helping Burn Victims Feel Comfortable In Their Own Skin
Helping Burn Victims Feel Comfortable In Their Own Skin The American Burn Association reported approximately 486,000 fire or burn injuries were seen at emergency departments between 2011 and 2015. AVITA Medical has developed their ReCell skin regeneration platform (currently under FDA PMA review) to improve outcomes for burn victims.  Continue Reading...
Hospital Care Rounding Third And Heading For Home
Hospital Care Rounding Third And Heading For Home In ten years, there will be more patients admitted to the hospital that are actually outside the walls of the hospital, or admitted to home.  Continue Reading...
Arrhythmia Is Gonna Get You
Arrhythmia Is Gonna Get You Existing electrophysiology systems don’t have the fidelity, or noise floors in the hardware and software, to allow doctors to see subtle abnormalities. Doctors believe the ability to see these subtle abnormalities may enable them to provide better, more accurate treatment for arrhythmia.  Continue Reading...
De Novo Working As Intended: A Case Study
De Novo Working As Intended: A Case Study He sat there in the room, looked the FDA reviewers in the eye, and told them there were 10 people who died at his site during the trial, and if he had been allowed to use the data from the new diagnostic, he could have saved at least five of them.  Continue Reading...
Pioneers Recall The “Good Old Days” Of Device Development
Pioneers Recall The “Good Old Days” Of Device Development I love “old school” hardware stores. My best Saturdays, when I’m not out fishing in my little boat, are spent with a pencil behind my ear and a home improvement project to conquer.  Continue Reading...
4 Keys To Choosing The Right Regulatory Consultant
4 Keys To Choosing The Right Regulatory Consultant I spent the first two decades of my medical device career with startups and larger OEMs, working with or hiring consultants, as needed, for support. I then became a consultant for seven years, and I saw outsourced support from the other side. Now, I want to share some perspective on outsourced support. These important relationships can make or break your business.  Continue Reading...
Abracadabra? Nope – Neurostim Is Medicine, Not Magic
Abracadabra? Nope – Neurostim Is Medicine, Not Magic I spoke recently with David Rosen, president and CEO of eNeura, whose  transcranial magnetic stimulation  mini neuromodulation device is the only medical device currently approved in the United States for both the acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine headache.  Continue Reading...
Gore Redefines Inclusion And Occlusion For Stroke Prevention
Gore Redefines Inclusion And Occlusion For Stroke Prevention Most people with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) — a hole occurring in the upper wall between the left and right atria of the heart — do not experience any issues when blood flows from one atrium to the other; however, serious problems can occur...  Continue Reading...
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Bob Marshall

Bob Marshall brings more than 20 years of experience in medical device product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulatory affairs to Med Device Online. He spent the last seven years with medical device consulting firm Regulatory & Quality Solutions, and previously held leadership positions with Renal Solutions (now Fresenius Medical Care), Siemens Medical Solutions, Medrad (now Bayer HealthCare), and Respironics (now Philips Healthcare). He holds both a BS degree in electrical engineering and an MS degree in organizational leadership from Geneva College.