Michael Pereira is the vice president of program management at Ximedica LLC (www.ximedica.com), an integrated medical device innovation, development and manufacturing company based in Providence, R.I. He leads Ximedica's team of program management professionals who are responsible for the outsourced development and launch of new devices from many of the world's leading original equipment manufacturers.
His engineering background spans more than 20 years in product development and design for manufacture, encompassing dozens of Class I, II, and III medical devices. Pereira's expertise includes capital/disposable systems as well as electromechanical and fluid-management devices, many of them using the latest plastics manufacturing techniques.
Pereira holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an Master's in the same subject from Northeastern University.
Ximedica, which has more than two decades of design and product development experience, is ISO 13485:2003 certified by the National Standards Authority of Ireland and also is FDA registered in the
The company also hosts a blog on its Web site called Living Innovation: www.ximedica.com/living-innovation.