Sunrise Labs, an ISO-13485 certified medical device product development firm in Auburn, NH, is proud to announce the addition of two engineers in leadership roles; Doug Browne, Director of Mechanical Engineering & Design Transfer and Dave Hibbard, Program Manager.
Doug Browne has over 25 years of experience in medical device, bio-technology and mechanical system product development focusing on mechanical design, plastics, and design transfer. As technical lead for development and launch of over ten major new products, Doug is recognized as an innovative and award winning product designer. He has particular expertise in development of systems that include high volume disposables.
He is an expert in sterilization processes including, gamma irradiation and ETO, and has deep relationships with local and North American molders and assembly firms. Doug holds several US and international patents.
Browne earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and is a Member of the University of Massachusetts Advisory Board of Mechanical Engineering.
Dave Hibbard has over 20 years of experience in leading medical device development for surgical, home use, and clinical products, in a mixture of an engineering services environment and a direct sales and support engineering environment. He has developed products for Stress Echocardiography, Image Guided Surgery, Intra-operative Imaging, Radiation Oncology, Dialysis, and Diabetes Care.
Hibbard’s background covers Project Management of electromechanical devices, embedded software, Linux applications, high volume disposables and Android applications in products including volumetric delivery systems and highly accurate patient positioning systems.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. Hibbard holds several patents for a home use peritoneal dialysis device.