President & Principal Consultant
Joel Ironstone is a medical technology development expert with over 15 years of consulting experience developing novel medical technologies. His experience includes technical development, regulatory approvals and the design and execution of first-in-man and pivotal clinical trials. He has brought more than a dozen innovative healthcare products from concept through to commercialization, and has held executive positions as CEO, COO, VP Product Development, and VP Clinical and Regulatory Affairs at several medical technology companies.
VP Clinical and Regulatory
Practice Leader: Neurotechnology and Combination Products
Abhi is a neuropharmacologist with extensive experience in the clinical evaluation and regulatory approval of a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic medical technologies. He has particular experience in clinical trial design and execution, and pre-submission engagement with both the FDA and Health Canada, and he has authored successful class II, III, and IV regulatory submissions for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic products.
VP, Product Development
Practice Leader: Medical Imaging Technology
Matthew has over 10 years of experience in medical devices, in addition to two years of R&D at Sunnybrook Hospital’s Research Institute. Matthew was a founding member of Profound Medical Inc., a Class III medical device for treatment of prostate cancer under MR-guidance. During his five years at Profound, he actively designed several system components, managed multidisciplinary teams for HC/FDA submissions, and was instrumental in the successful completion of both pre-clinical and clinical trials in Germany and Canada. Matthew then took on a role at Philips Healthcare in their Ultrasound division where he managed a cross-functional, international team mandated with launching image fusion and image-guided navigation on Philips’ ultrasound systems. As Director of Engineering at CIMTEC, a medical device consulting firm specializing in imaging-related medical technologies, Matthew managed an engineering department of 15. During his tenure, he introduced several processes (ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 62304, project management, etc.) to better help customers develop their medical technologies for commercial use.
Director, Science & Technology
Practice Leader: In Vitro Diagnostics and Cardiorespiratory Technology
Michael has been successfully developing innovative medical technologies for nine years by working at the interface of engineering and the life sciences. Michael spent six years at Thornhill Medical building novel respiratory devices to improve mechanical ventilation, inhalational anesthesia delivery, and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring. His developments led to multiple peer-reviewed publications, patents, and commercialization opportunities. Michael continued his career at Xagenic, where he designed new assays and biosensors for a point-of-care molecular diagnostic platform, and at StarFish Medical where he led projects in a variety of fields such as molecular diagnostics, respirology, cardiology, and gastroenterology. Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science degree with a research focus in respiratory physiology from the University of Toronto.
Quality Manager & QA/RA/Clinical Consultant
An alumni of the University of Toronto’s Neuroscience program and the MaRS Discovery District’s “Studio Y” Fellowship for Ontario’s top young leaders, Martin spent a year working at the intersection of technology and public health before joining IPD. Martin is both a Certified Biomedical Auditor (CBA) and TPECS Lead Auditor who has written and established several ISO 13485:2016, CMDR, and FDA QSR compliant Quality Management Systems (QMS). He directed the establishment of IPD’s internal QMS and now serves as our Management Representative. A dynamic asset to our team, Martin has also led Health Canada regulatory submissions, created Clinical Evaluation Reports for Technical Files, managed clinical feasibility and pilot studies, and designed and executed usability evaluations for a range of medical devices.