Jim Barley Named New MediPurpose® VP of Engineering

The newly created position relieves a range of responsibilities from other executive leadership at MediPurpose and leverages the diverse experience and skills Barley brings to the medical device company.
Aug. 31, 2010 - PRLog -- DANA POINT, Calif. and NORCROSS, Ga. – MediPurpose®, a leading medical device manufacturer and master distributor, today announced Jim Barley as its new vice president of engineering.

"The newly created position relieves a range of responsibilities from other executive leadership at MediPurpose," said founder and CEO Patrick Yi. "It also leverages the diverse experience and skills Barley brings to the medical device company."

A consultant to medical device companies for more than 20 years, Barley has established quality management systems compliant to U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation and international standards. He has also prepared 510(k) submissions to the FDA for capital equipment, disposables and instruments.

Prior to starting his consulting firm, Barley held several positions at the 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, including product development supervisor, vice president of regulatory affairs and president of international ophthalmics.

Barley is a graduate of Lowell Technological Institute (Lowell, Massachusetts), with a bachelor's degree in engineering, and Pepperdine University (Los Angeles), with a Master of Business Administration.

As MediPurpose continues to explore new avenues in medical product innovation, Yi said that Barley's 20-plus years in product development, engineering and regulatory affairs will provide valuable counsel for all stages of medical product development.

"Jim is essentially wearing the hats of three vice presidents: engineering, quality assurance and regulatory affairs, and research and development," said Yi. "Ultimately, we decided that 'vice president of engineering' would be the most concise and appropriate title for his very important roles."

Barley shares Yi's excitement for his new role at MediPurpose. "I find new medical product development to be very exciting," said Barley. "When Patrick detailed the company's plan for expanding their medical product line following the recent launch of the babyLance™ infant heel incision device and its Wound Care Medical Products division, I wanted to help grow the company further."

Barley will be based in Dana Point, California, in southern Orange County.

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About MediPurpose

Founded in 1999, MediPurpose is a leading medical device company headquartered in Singapore, with offices in the United States and Europe.

Known for its popular SurgiLance® safety lancet, MediPurpose has leveraged its success in the medical device industry to become a master medical product distributor that provides unique solutions for both medical product manufacturers and medical product distributors.

MediPurpose's Innovation division offers angel funding and developmental expertise for new medical device inventors and innovative medical product companies that seek entrance into new medical device markets.

For more information about MediPurpose's medical products and solutions for inventors, innovators, manufacturers and distributors, please visit http://www.medipurpose.com.
Source:Derek Rudnak | MediPurpose
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