michael Colvin

Michael Colvin


Dr. Mike Colvin’s experience in developing medical devices; pharmaceuticals and biologicals; and combination products spans over 35 years. Currently, he is a Senior Consultant for Tunnell Government Services, Inc. where he serves as a contractor and consultant for the Federal Drug Administration. Dr. Colvin’s expertise in this field is wide-ranging and includes extensive project and personnel management; and experience in pre-clinical, clinical, and both domestic and foreign regulatory strategy and submissions. Previously, he was a Senior Research Fellow at Boston Scientific’s Neuromodulation division, developing advanced spinal cord and deep-brain stimulators. Boston Scientific acquired Advanced Bionics in 2004, where Mike was Chief Scientist, developing Cochlear implants for the profoundly deaf. Prior to this, he was Director at the Medical Research Group, developing a long-term implantable glucose sensor and insulin pump for type 1 and 2 diabetic patients, successfully completing a clinical trial. He was also a director of R&D at Smith & Nephew Plc., where he worked on developing state-of-the-art ophthalmic and orthopedic products. As a Member of the Technical Staff at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and California Institute of Technology, he worked on novel immuno-polymeric conjugates for unique diagnostic and biomedical applications (including the development of a treatment for neuroblastoma cancer, successfully utilized in hundreds of patients). He has also worked on acoustic levitation and Zero-G experiments on various space shuttle missions.

Dr. Colvin earned his PhD in physical chemistry from USC-Caltech. He is trained in several specialty surgical fellowships related to medical implants and has invented well over 100 issued medical product patents. He has taught, lectured, and published a variety of journal articles and book chapters in the physical sciences on the proper way to develop medical products, as well as on regulatory submissions (domestic and foreign).

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