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Ivantis (Alcon) - Ophthalmic device for glaucoma

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Pinnacle Design Werks has been an absolute pleasure to work with these past few years. Having been in the medical device industry for the past 12 years and developed/commercialized multiple products from the ground up, I have never worked with a team with so much diligence in every phase of the development process. Wayne and his team were asked an almost impossible task, which was to create a functional device that operated in a difficult IP landscape yet still met all of our user needs. Their creative engineering solutions and iterative design process helped propel our project very quickly from idea generation to production quality devices. They were able to do this by a combination of in-house prototype fabrication and top shelf 3D modeling. Their time spent was well documented and you really appreciate the value of their work. On top of all that, Wayne and his team are very easy to work with and have a customer-first mentality that makes the process that much more enjoyable. Would highly recommend to anyone that needs their services.


Omar Harouny

Director of Global Marketing

Praxis Medical Devices - Interventional radiology biopsy

I have been in the business of developing medical devices for over 20 years as the CEO of two separate companies.  My latest project needed biomedical engineering expertise to actually design and build with the goal of creating a design ready to go to a manufacturing company.  I was referred to Wayne by a senior partner at Versant Ventures.  Wayne and his team successfully converted an idea and very basic prototype to a slick functioning device in a matter of months.  Wayne has a unique ability to take an idea and make it even better through his many years of experience in this business.  I would highly recommend Wayne to any company in need of design and build expertise.  See the Cytocore in action here;

John Fisher MD


Integrated Endoscopy - Arthroscopes

“As CEO of IE we engaged Pinnacle to design our flagship single use battery powered arthroscope.  Their participation resulted in an FDA cleared, CE marked product which addresses a $5B global market"


Brad Sharp | CEO |

CMR Surgical - Surgical Robots

“It has been awesome working with Wayne and his team at Pinnacle. We had a very specific need for an analysis and suggestions. The team got straight in and in a very quick time had a full understanding of the issues and a set of concrete suggestions to support. What is great about Pinnacle is that you don't feel they are "padding" the work. They have been spot on for fees, rates and they give you 100% for every hour of work they do. Highly recommended if you need Med Device insights and consultancy." 


Steve Bell

Chief Commercial Officer, CMR Surgical

Solo Secure - Personal self defense

We used Pinnacle Design Werks to design and build the first keystone product of our self defense platform.  My background is in medical devices and venture capital, so their sound development discipline and strategies were evident and boded well for our broad commercial application products.  Their design solutions for a challenging electromechanical product were excellent and accomplished in a very short amount of time.  I would highly recommend using Wayne and his team for product design help, medical or otherwise.


Nate Ramanathan

COO, Sole Secure

Neurointerventional Associates - Neurointervention devices

Working with Wayne at Pinnacle has been a very successful collaboration.  Several of my ideas have been explored, enhanced and prototyped for evaluation.  Wayne had the resources and connections in the medical device industry to find the right expertise and capabilities that were required.  Response and support has been great.  I can and have recommended Pinnacle Design Werks to my colleagues.


Nasser Razack, MD, JD
Neurointerventional Surgeon
President and CEO

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