A portrait of Fabio Bollinger.

Alumnus

Fabio Bollinger

Project Manager, NeuroCatch at HealthTech Con­nex.

B.ASc

My expe­ri­ence in Med­ical Devices came after years of hos­pi­tal vol­un­teer­ing in com­bi­na­tion with obses­sion over high-tech­nol­o­gy. I was the youngest co-op stu­dent at Verathon Med­ical in my 2nd year of Uni­ver­si­ty at SFU. I had spent 8 months assist­ing with R&D (devel­op­ing and test­ing pro­to­types), and bring­ing find­ings into con­trolled and reg­u­lat­ed pro­duc­tion process­es, cul­mi­nat­ing in the launch of the GlideScope Tita­ni­um” line of prod­ucts. Soon after, I end­ed up at Novadaq (now Stryk­er) to assist in reg­u­lar upgrades of the line of SPY” flu­o­res­cence imag­ing devices, as well as devel­op­ing a nov­el line of pin­point” min­i­mal­ly inva­sive surgery devices.

I fin­ished my degree at SFU in Bio­med­ical Engi­neer­ing, under the Fac­ul­ty of Applied Sci­ence, by com­plet­ing an Hon­ours The­sis on EEG sig­nal dis­tri­b­u­tion across the human brain. This the­sis intro­duced my to Ryan D’Ar­cy, and ulti­mate­ly led to my net­work at HealthTech Connex.

At HealthTech Con­nex, I joined a team of bright-eyed engi­neers and soft­ware devel­op­ers to help with a exe­cut­ing a sys­tem for trans­lat­ing ear­ly research con­cepts into a ful­ly licensed med­ical device, the Neu­ro­Catch Plat­form. My orig­i­nal role was Bio­med­ical Engi­neer, writ­ing code, test pipelines, build­ing equip­ment, and writ­ing up design doc­u­ments. How­ev­er, the com­pa­ny need­ed more high lev­el guid­ance, and inter­nal knowl­edge on med­ical device devel­op­ment. My expe­ri­ence at med­ical device com­pa­nies allowed me to take on that lead­er­ship and ini­ti­ate sys­tem­at­ic changes so that all devel­op­ment could occur flu­id­ly under the strict reg­u­la­tions of the med­ical device mar­kets around the world. I thus stepped away from engi­neer­ing and accept­ed the full respon­si­bil­i­ties of project man­ag­er as a result!

Skills

Elec­tron­ics, Pro­gram­ming, Test Plan­ning, Sys­tem Design, Tech­ni­cal Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Tech­ni­cal Trans­la­tion, Under­stand­ing Reg­u­la­tions, Writ­ing, 3D design, Bridg­ing Teams, Fail­ure analy­sis, Non­con­for­mance inves­ti­ga­tions, Risk Analysis

Experience

Cloverdale Curl­ing Club Ice Tech­ni­cian and Facil­i­ty Assis­tant Lan­g­ley Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal Vol­un­TEEN team lead Verathon Med­ical Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer Co-op Novadaq (Stryk­er) Prod­uct Engi­neer Co-op SFU Engi­neer­ing Research Stu­dent, EEG (Hon­ours The­sis) HealthTech Con­nex (HTC) Soft­ware Tester HTC Bio­med­ical Engi­neer HTC Project Man­ag­er (cur­rent)

Status


Completed training in Langley, BC, Canada

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