S5E27 Andy Schieber | Work Ethic, Medical Device Commercialization, & Ophthalmology Devices

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S5E27 Andy Schieber | Work Ethic, Medical Device Commercialization, & Ophthalmology Devices

Andy discusses his background growing up on a farm and how it shaped his work ethic. He talks about his experience founding Engineering Consultants and working with medical device startups. Key topics include challenges in commercializing devices, balancing an inventor’s vision with engineering feasibility, and advice for engineers entering the field.

Main Topics:

  • Medical device regulations
  • Challenges in commercialization
  • Balancing an inventor’s vision
  • Stem cell and gene therapy advances in ophthalmology
  • Advice for young engineers

About the guest: Andy Schieber is a seasoned medical device engineer and entrepreneur with extensive experience in research and development. He is the Founder and President of Ingenarious Consultants, a firm that specializes in early-stage medical device development, offering services from concept to clinical trials. Andy has a remarkable track record in designing and developing Class III implantable medical devices, and he holds over 40 patents including the Hydrus Microstent, which is a significant innovation in ophthalmology.

He also serves as the Head of Engineering at Rivermark Medical, where he contributes to the development of novel medical technologies. Andy’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout​.

Andy Schieber – LinkedIn
Ingenarious Consultants Website


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