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INCOSE NE Membership May 2022 Monthly Meeting: WebEx

Come join us by WebEx for our General Membership Meeting. Phil Palmer, Program Manager, Sunrise Labs presents on "The Benefits of a Systems Engineering Approach: How to reduce risks and improve performance in medical device development."

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INCOSE NE Membership May 2022 Monthly Meeting: WebEx

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May 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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About The Event


6:00-6:45 PM: Introductions of Attendees and Chapter Business

6:45-7:30 PM: Invited Speaker

7:30-7:45 PM: Q&A and Open Discussion

Invited Speaker:

Phil Palmer, Program Manager, Sunrise Labs


The Benefits of a Systems Engineering Approach:

How to reduce risks and improve performance in medical device development 


Today’s medical devices are redefining the standard of care by improving medical outcomes and the patient experience. These improvements are driven by technical innovations that span multiple engineering disciplines, interface to medical disposables, connect to patients, and support IoT driven functionality. The demands associated with developing disruptive new technologies, complex architectures, ergonomic and intuitive user interfaces, and multi-dimensional development programs must be balanced with key business objectives. 

Utilizing a holistic Systems Engineering approach is critical to development of commercially viable products. The System Engineer provides the glue that binds the individual engineering disciplines and specialty groups together enabling development projects to systematically progress from conceptualization, to engineering development, to commercialization in an optimized manner. 

This webinar will outline:

● The benefits of taking a Systems Engineering approach toward product development

● What role the Systems Engineer plays on the development team

● Which processes and practices are utilized by System Engineers


Phil Palmer has been developing medical devices and analytical laboratory instrumentation for over 20 years. He has experience leading multi-functional development teams through the entire product development lifecycle from proof-of-concept through to transition to manufacture. Phil’s technical capabilities include: systems engineering, optics and imaging, lasers (diode, solid-state, gas, dye), embedded software, precision motion systems, and thermal management. He has developed aesthetic laser systems, photo-therapeutic and photo-aesthetic devices, a point-of-care IVD digital fluorescence imaging system, blood processing systems, and a series of automated high-temperature Hi-Res thermogravimetric analyzers. Phil holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ursinus College and obtained his doctoral degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Pennsylvania. 

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