OTTAWA, Ontario, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — UBM TechInsights,
the leader in technical intelligence and intellectual property
consulting services for technology companies, announced today that
medical devices industry veteran Bill Betten has joined the company
as Sr. Technical Advisor, Medical Devices. In this role Mr.
Betten will draw upon his years of experience to help companies in
the medical device sector maximize the effectiveness of the product
innovation processes and the value of their intellectual property.
He will report to Gary Johnson, UBM TechInsights VP Medical
Devices Business Development.
“Bill has a diverse background in product development and
research within small companies and Fortune 100 corporations”, said
Gary Johnson, “He brings to UBM TechInsights a unique understanding
of the technical, regulatory and intellectual property management
challenges facing our clients in the medical devices sector.”
Prior to joining UBM TechInsights, Bill served as VP of
Engineering for Nonin Medical where he led the development of
several Class II medical devices including a consumer-oriented
fingertip oximeter. He was also responsible for Nonin’s
initiatives in electronic health, with emphasis on mobile
communications. During his career, he has participated in
numerous industry efforts associated with interoperability of
medical devices, included participating in the Continua
organization for standards definition.
“I look forward to applying my technical knowledge and
experience in medical device product development to support UBM
TechInsights customers”, said Mr. Betten, “With the confluence of
consumer technologies such as mobile phones and remote monitoring
with traditional medical devices, companies in this sector face a
variety of new competitive and IP challenges.”</