Gary D Fletcher, PhD Expert Witness
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General Specialties: Medical Devices and Biomedical Engineering

Specialty Focus: New Product Development, Clinical in vitro diagnostics, Blood collection and separation, Point of care testing, Microfluidics, Spectroscopy, Cell therapy, Intellectual Property, Microscopy, Physics, Biomedical sensing, Optics and imaging,

Education: BA, DePauw University; PhD, Yale University

Years in Practice: 29

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 1


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Yale educated PhD Physicist with 29 years experience in medical devices, diagnostics, and biomedical engineering. Expertise in product development, in vitro diagnostics, point of care testing, blood collection, separation, and sample preparation, optics, sensors, infrared, optical, & X-ray spectroscopy & imaging instrumentation for measurements of physical, chemical, & biological material properties. Expert Witness in patent infringement cases involving blood collection, separation, fluidic preparation, and cell therapy preparation devices. IP experience - patent development, IP strategy and analysis, due diligence, implementing IP portfolio for startup new technology company, in-licensing and out-licensing agreements. Inventor on 11 US patents. R&D leadership expertise in both large company [Becton Dickinson] and multiple startup product development teams. o Startup medical device leadership generated $55M in angel investment o Contract R&D team developed & spun-off new painless minimally invasive blood glucose monitoring technology o Developed noninvasive in-ear vital signs monitor o Development and research release of microcirculation imaging technology platform to assess blood reperfusion following transplant surgery o Developed, executed two adjacent business plans and technology strategies, achieving $2M internal investment for medical device product development. o Developed, released to OEM market next generation anesthetic gas analyzer o Developed, executed POCT strategy o COO - Cell Therapy Manufacturing Startup Technology Scout, identifying and screening technologies needed for new products Lean Startup Coach, driving entrepreneurial change in both startups and mature companies Lean Customer Development – developed training to help companies understand what customers want and need BA DePauw University - Physics and Math PhD Yale University - Experimental Atomic Physics American Association for Clinical Chemistry American Chemical Society