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  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE - With 30 years of experience in the medical device field, Dr. Boyd can help you with the commercialization of your orthopaedic or neurosurgical medical device. In addition he can assist your company with product development process improvement and FDA compliance for product development processes. 

  • TESTING - Dr. Boyd can provide you with consultation regarding testing methods, testing parameters, test protocol development, as well as assist in locating suitable mechanical and animal testing facilities to suit your specific product

  • DUE DILIGENCE - Dr. Boyd can assist in the evaluation of your technology as you consider a technology development opportunity, company acquisition or venture funding proposal.

  • PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT - Palmetto Biomedical has access to rapid prototyping vendors and skilled machine facilities and can provide for both the design and fabrication of your medical device or instrument system.

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STRATEGY MANAGEMENT- With over 70 issued and pending U.S. patents, Dr. Boyd can provide your organization with his insight and experience regarding all forms of intellectual property management including acting as an expert witness in legal cases involving medical devices.

  • TRAINING - Dr. Boyd can help you with training in a variety of areas, including product development process management, spinal anatomy and biomechanics, intellectual property, and other topics. Dr. Boyd has taught several courses at Duke University in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Management related to medical device commercialization, risk & crisis management and leading engineering teams. He also has extensive experience teaching sales representatives, and speaking at technical society meetings.

  • TECHNICAL WRITING - Dr. Boyd can provide you with technical reports on key topics of interest to you or your company, as well as helping to bring a manuscript to journal-ready status.

  • EXPERT WITNESS - Design and development experience for orthopaedic devices includes patent filings and enforcement.  Dr. Boyd can provide expert witness services in the areas of intellectual property related to orthopaedic devices and the biologic repair & regeneration of bone, tendon, cartilage and intervertebral disc.

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