Don Pohl

NAMSA

Principal Product Development Strategist

About

Don Pohl, Principal Product Development Strategist, holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. Don has 25 years of experience in the pre-clinical/non-clinical evaluation of medical devices for biological safety. During his career, he has held a variety of positions ranging from laboratory supervision/management, GLP Study Director, Technical Specialist for Laboratory Information Management System, Technical Specialist, project manager and manager for biological safety evaluations and currently as a consultant specializing in the area of biological safety. He has specific expertise in the evaluation process outlined in ISO 10993-1 as well as the expectations of the USFDA and other countries in their interpretation of the biological safety evaluation of medical devices. He has presented globally on the topic of device biocompatibility covering topics ranging from the overall safety evaluation process, materials/chemical characterization, sample preparation/extraction, risk assessment and relevant biological endpoints.