John B. Slate, PhD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Slate Engineering
  • Phone: 858 449 8303
  • Cell: 858 449 8303
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Medical Devices and Biomedical Engineering

Specialty Focus: Medical Instrumentation, Product Development, Safety, Risk Management, Patents, FDA, Quality Systems, Infusion Pumps, Injection Devices, Dry Eye Treatment Devices, Embedded Control Systems, Sensors

Education: PhD EE, University of Wisconsin in Madison; MS EE, University of Wisconsin in Madison; BS EE, University of Wisconsin in Madison

Years in Practice: 36


Additional Information

Over 35 years of experience developing medical devices for use in hospitals, clinics, and home care. Dr Slate has held senior management positions leading teams from product conception through manufacturing including conducting clinical studies, obtaining safety certifications, and preparing FDA submissions. A technical contributor skilled in the design of electromechanical systems and embedded controllers, he is an inventor on 24 issued U.S. patents, which are primarily in the field of infusion pumps and injectors for self-administration of insulin and other medications stored in prefilled containers. Experienced in complying with FDA regulations for Quality Management Systems including design control activities such as documenting product requirements, developing the risk management file, and conducting product verification and validation testing.