Biocom Presents "Insights into Medical Device Selection in Hospitals: How they Evaluate and Select Products" - December 1, 2015

Posted on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Join Fallbrook Engineering at the next Biocom Medical Device Breakfast, which will focus on new technology assessment in the hospital market.

On December 1 from 8 am to 10 am at Biocom in San Diego, Biocom's Medical Device Comittee will host speakers Bruce A. Rainey of Scripps Health and Anne Marie Watkins of Kaiser Permanente. CEOs/COOs, Chief Commercial Officers/Marketing Heads, Entrepreneurs, Investors, and any companies developing and commercializing new medical devices, diagnostics, and equipment are encouraged to attend the breakfast and discover the ins and outs of a hospital's process for evaluating and choosing new medical technology. 

For more information and to register, please visit BIOCOM's event page.

Biocom is a member driven organization that offers companies meaningful access to the influential drivers propelling the industry forward across all major life science sectors, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device, connected health, agriculture, and bio-renewable energy.

Tags: biotech, events, San Diego, BIOCOM

Associate Spotlight: Principal Design Engineer

Posted on Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Fallbrook Engineering's newest Principal Design Engineer, Mr. Ken Bloch, brings his extensive background in Global New Product Development, Design, Mechanical Engineering and Graphics to Fallbrook Engineering's portfolio of expert associates and Outsourcing Services.

For over 30 years Ken has led a diverse career in military, mainframe computer systems, satellite communications, cellular communications, biotech, medical and consumer product development. He has facilitated and been an innovative participant in product brainstorming meetings with his ability to sketch, draw and rapidly visualize conceptual ideas. He has been granted nine U.S. design and mechanical utility patents and several of the products he designed and developed have been featured in design and trade magazines. 

Ken graduated with honors in Product Design from Santa Barbara Art Institute, after receiving his associate degree in art and art history from Riverside City College. He has excellent machine shop and model shop skills and is an experienced prototype developer. Ken is familiar with most metals and fabrication methods including forgings, castings, extruding and all sheet metal processes. He has extensive background using polymers used with injection molding, pressure forming and vacuum forming. Ken also has more than 20 years using 3D CAD and knowledge of many 3D printing and rapid prototyping methods. 

Fallbrook Engineering President and CEO Richard Meyst said, “We are very pleased to have Ken on our team as we are able to share with our clients Ken’s great creative skills and broad technical expertise that are based on years of successful product development. Ken brings a lot to the table.” Please join us in welcoming Ken to the Fallbrook Team.

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Portable Nanogen Biochip Unit -
design to prototypes

Biochip Cartridge - design through to production


Next Generation Nanogen Instrument -
industrial design
Blood Analysis Cartridge
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Medium Computer System -
chassis design, cooling & illustration
Lab on a Chip Interfaces -
mechanical, optic, fluidic, electronic, chemical, thermal



Stroller - design & prototype Baby Carriage - design



Tags: medical device design, associates, design engineering

Upcoming Essential Events for Medical Device and Biotech Startups

Posted on Fri, Feb 06, 2015
MD&M West 2015

Fallbrook Engineering recognizes the importance of supporting startup companies in the healthcare industry, and we're excited to participate in this year's 30th anniversary MD&M West Conferences in Anaheim on February 10, 11 & 12. This is the largest Med-Device event of the year and not something to miss.

This year's conference agenda includes a Financing, Funding and Startups session track that will provide resources and information for companies of all sizes looking to develop a valuable new product. The session will start on Wednesday, February 11, at 10 a.m. with "Startup Shark Tank California," followed by "How to secure funding from a Financier's perspective." The session will wrap up with an expert panel where Fallbrook's Richard Meyst will discuss the "Secrets to a Successful Startup" with David Mills of Dallen Medical and David J. Cuccia of Modulated Imaging. In anticipation of this expert panel, MDDI magazine has published an editorial from each speaker outlining the elements of a successful startup. Read Richard's "5 Practical Tips on Developing a Successful Startup" at MDDI online.

Early bird rates for the conferences are not available this close to the event date, but online registration is still discounted from at-the-door pricing. Visit the MD&M website to register now for your expo and conference passes.

Fallbrook Engineering's interest in supporting and mentoring medical device startups continues with announcement of the continuation of our Product Development for Medical Technology Startups Series of seminars and expert panels. Once again we will be collaborating with Molecular Diagnostics Consulting to bring insightful, valuable information and advice to Med-Device startups of all kinds. So stay tuned, more information on the next event in the series will be available shortly.

Tags: Workshop Series 2014, MD&M West, startups, MDDI

Join Fallbrook Engineering at MD&M's 30th anniversary event

Posted on Fri, Jan 09, 2015
MDM West 2015

Register now to join Fallbrook Engineering at America's largest medtech event.

Fallbrook Engineering will continue their focus on successful practices for medical device and biotech startups by participating in this year's 30th anniversary MD&M West conference. Along with representatives from Dallen Medical and Somersault Orthopedics, Fallbrook President/CEO Richard Meyst will participate in the panel discussion "Learn the Secrets to a Successful Startup" on Wednesday, February 11.

Feb. 11 Conference Agenda - MD&M West 2015

Early bird rates end January 16 and conference sessions fill up fast, so sign up soon. We hope to see you there!

To view the full conference schedule and register to attend, please visit the MD&M West 2015 website.

Tags: events, MD&M West, startups

Fallbrook Associate Spotlight: Medical Device Executive

Posted on Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Fallbrook Engineering is pleased to announce that Ed Boarini has joined our team as Senior Associate.

Mr. Boarini is a successful global business executive with over 35 years of experience in medical device commercialization spanning the product life cycle from concept to commodity. He is familiar with FDA Class I/II/III and his hands-on experience ranges from high-volume disposable products to long-term implant devices in a wide variety of diverse medical specialties. He has devised strategies that drove growth through operational efficiencies, market insight and tactical implementation.

In his various leadership roles Mr. Boarini set the direction and scope of strategic planning, business development and acquisition activities and led key R&D and marketing initiatives driving innovation and leading-edge capabilities across various technology platforms. His technical expertise ranges from custom extrusions, catheters, performance fibers, injection molding and metal fabrication through numerous end-user products ranging from urological catheters to interventional GI products.

In one of his most recent roles Boarini led Teleflex Medical OEM as SVP/GM from 2007-2012. Prior to Teleflex Medical OEM, Boarini accumulated over twenty-five years of executive management experience with several large medical device corporations including Baxter Healthcare, Boston Scientific, and CR Bard.

Mr. Boarini is a successful senior executive with an extensive background in design development and commercialization of medical devices.  He is a proven contributor to corporate growth, profitability and intellectual property estate.  Mr. Boarini earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Technology Management from Pepperdine University.

Tags: medical device design, associates

Another Successful Evening Discussing Product Development for MedTech Startups

Posted on Fri, Nov 07, 2014


Panel Discussion: Product Development StrategiesFallbrook Engineering was excited to once again collaborate with Molecular Diagnostics Consulting in the second event in a series outlining Product Development for Medical Technology Startups. Last night's event featured a panel of industry experts familiar with every stage of product development, from funding and marketing to process control and intellectual property. All in all it was a successful evening filled with great networking opportunities and valuable information.

Thank you to all who participated!


Featured exhibitors:

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Westpak, Lab Fellows, Hera Labs, GattaCo, Bartz Consulting

Featured expert panelists:
Marliese Bartz, Bartz Consulting
Iryna Clark, InceptPoint
Madhushree Ghosh, AltheaDx
Susan Gorman, Gorman IP Law
Martin Kleckner, TriTech SBDC
Mark Sarno, Vision Biotechnology Consulting


Information for the next event in early December will be available shortly. 

Tags: molecular diagnostics, Workshop Series 2014, events

Product Development Strategies: Introducing Our Expert Panelists

Posted on Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time is running out, sign up today!

Product Development Strategies

Less than one week left to sign up for Panel Discussion: Product Development Strategies, the second event in Fallbrook Engineering and Molecular Diagnostics Consulting's Product Development for Medical Technology Startups series.

Join us on Thursday, November 6, to discuss the strategies needed to successfully bring your Biotech and MedTech products to market. From business development and operations to funding and marketing, topics that every startup needs to know will be covered by a panel of industry experts.

Panelists and topics:

Operations and Process Control
Marliese Bartz | Principal, Bartz Consulting

Iryna Clark | Marketing Consultant, InceptPoint Consulting

Business Development
Madhushree Ghosh | Head, Alliance Management, Althea Dx

Patents and IP
Susan Gorman | Principal, Gorman IP Law

Martin Kleckner | Senior VP, SBDC TriTech

Mark Sarno | President, Vision Biotechnology Consulting

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For more information and to register, please visit our event page.






Tags: medical device design, biotech, Workshop Series 2014, events

Nov. 6 - Experts Discuss Product Development Strategies for Med Devices

Posted on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Product Development Strategies

The second event in our Product Development for Medical Technology Startups series - co-sponsored with Molecular Diagnostics Consulting - will be held on November 6, 2014, at Hera Hub in Sorrento Valley.

Learn about the product development strategies needed to move your product from proof-of-concept to commercialization. Biotech and medical device experts will discuss topics including business development, marketing, operations and process control, patents and IP, regulatory, and funding strategies. Come get to know your San Diego startup colleagues while enjoying a variety of local craft beers.



Marliese Bartz | Principal, Bartz Consulting
Iryna Clark | Marketing Consultant, InceptPoint Consulting
Madhushree Ghosh | Head, Alliance Management, Althea Dx
Susan Gorman | Principal, Gorman IP Law
Martin Kleckner | Senior VP
Mark Sarno | President, Vision Biotechnology Consulting


6:00 - 6:45 pm – Registration, exhibits & networking
6:45 - 7:00 pm – Panelist Introductions

7:00 - 8:00 pm – Panel Discussion, Q&A

Who Should Attend

Biotech & Medical Device Entrepreneurs
Founders, CEOs and Managers of Startups
Life Science Technology Transfer Community
Medical Technology Innovators


Includes networking, exhibits, refreshments, and panel discussion.

Early bird registration Oct. 11-24: $25

Late registration Oct. 25 - Nov. 5: $35

Event day registration Nov. 6: $40

Please visit our event page for more information.

Tags: biotech, molecular diagnostics, Workshop Series 2014, events

Join us for our first product development workshop - Oct. 1, 2014

Posted on Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Fallbrook Engineering and Molecular Diagnostics Consulting are pleased to announce the beginning of our Product Development for Medical Technology Startups series. Our topics will include product development design & validation, business & marketing strategies, regulatory requirements and how to find resources to help with the process.

Join us on Wednesday October 1, 2014 for the first in our 3 part series, Demystifying Product Development for Biotech & Medical Device Startups. This event will focus on networking, resources and an introduction to the product development process. Come get to know your SD biotech startup colleagues while enjoying a variety of local craft beers.

Register now!


6:00 pm - Exhibits, networking, local craft beers & light snacks

6:50 pm - Meet the Sponsors

7:00 pm - Overview of the Product Development Process

7:30 pm - Guest speakers from SD startups

Who Should Attend

Biotech & Medical Device Entrepreneurs
Founders, CEOs and Managers of Startups
Life Science Technology Transfer Community
Medical Technology Innovators


Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: $25 - Includes networking, refreshments and presentations

For more information and to register, please visit our event page.


Event Sponsors:

Fallbrook Engineering, Inc. MDxC

Tags: biotech, molecular diagnostics, Workshop Series 2014, events

Fallbrook CEO to participate in CONNECT Capital Competitions

Posted on Tue, Aug 05, 2014

CONNECT, the San Diego based regional program that links inventors and entrepreneurs with the resources they need for success (, has invited Fallbrook Engineering President and CEO Richard Meyst to participate on the Distinguished Judging Panel for the August 13th Capital Competition. 

Taking place four times per year, the Capital Competitions connect startups that have completed CONNECT’s free Springboard mentoring program with funding and growth opportunities. Since 1993, Springboard has assisted science and technology companies with marketing, financial, and strategic business advice. Currently the program has guided more than 3000 startups through the process of innovation to commercialization.

“I am honored to take part in this exciting competition which will select the next group of CONNECT Portfolio companies who are then eligible to present in the region’s year round investor forums,” said Meyst. “Mentoring, coaching and preparation enables local start-ups to effectively compete and connect with funding essential for their success,” he added. “We have many companies come to us with great ideas, but no money. The Springboard and Capital Competitions programs help this type of company get funded and moves them one step closer to product launch.” 

Winners will celebrate at a reception on August 19th at Janssen Labs, one of the program sponsors.  To learn more about the CONNECT Capital Competition visit

Fallbrook Engineering ( is a contract design and development consulting firm serving the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries since 1981. 

Fallbrook Engineering

Tags: CONNECT, Springboard Program, Capital Competition