Deanna Porter


Senior Principle Biocompatibility Scientist


Deanna Porter is a Senior Principle Biocompatibility Scientist specializing in biocompatibility safety evaluations for medical devices at Abbott. Deanna has been a member of the Science and Technology group at Abbott, formerly St Jude Medical, for the last 15 years. She started her career at SJM as a method validation scientist and progressed to managing groups within S&T to include the analytical lab, method development, lab systems, and biocompatibility. Deanna has recently taken on a lead technical role in support of global biocompatibility initiatives at Abbott to include next generation test method development and strategic biocompatibility solutions for electrophysiology, heart failure, neuromodulation, and structural heart products. She is a member of multiple AAMI working groups for ISO/TC194 and an active participant in the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).