I am a retired pain management physician and anesthesiologist who practiced for 30 years in both academic and private practice. My wife, Linda and I formed White Bear Associates (WBA) in 2005 as a search and consultant firm for healthcare companies and facilities. We provide evaluation of new medical products and technology, in depth literature searches, and medical writing/editing. WA provides financial analysis of markets and reimbursement for these devices and write Study Protocols for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and have acted as consultant on a number of projects.
Microtransponder Inc (MTI) of Austin Texas engaged us for application of their neuromodulation technology. WA provided ideas for application of this technology, researched the literature and designed study protocols. Our grant applications (SBBR/STTR) obtained17 million (USD) in funding over a 3 year period. We also designed over 30 study protocols for their technology. MTI carried out two studies using Vagal Nerve Stimulation for tinnitus and stroke. WBA wrote study protocols, publications, marketing communications and recruited KOL and research personnel and CROs.
White Bear Associates works with foreign companies interested in bringing their medical technology to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We are registered with the FDA to import and distribute medical products. We work with high-end products in specialized clinical areas. We specialize in finding and evaluating innovative new technology, and analyze market data and financial impact. We like being the first to bring them to market. We actively source products from a wide range of international medical device companies and are retained for to find sales representatives and vendors. We are dedicated to uniting high caliber sales representatives and vendors and the newest niche medical technologies for the US, Canadian and Asian markets. We provide training programs by literature review, publications, slide deck and case presentations, and hands on teaching for medical and sales personnel. We assist with marketing, contract negotiations and product approval process.