Kaleidoscope enhances medical foothold with new VP of R&D and Principal Mechanical Engineer

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Two new senior leaders at Kaleidoscope are poised to bolster medical innovation and design.

Kaleidoscope, a product design and development consultancy with global headquarters in Cincinnati, welcomes Michael Clem, DVM, MS, as Vice President of R&D, and Joe Contiliano, MS, as Principal Design Engineer/Medical Devices to lead efforts in the medical and healthcare sector. Both bring with them deep and varied corporate experience in medical device research and product development.

In his new role as VP of R&D, Clem will guide the medical team in bringing end-to-end solutions to fruition. His more than 20 years in medical device and design, including strategic planning, innovation processes and personnel development, enable him to guide teams to achieve success while advocating for both the client’s and end-user’s needs. “Kaleidoscope has an extremely talented and agile team of designers, engineers, researchers and project managers,” said Clem. “We are in a unique position to explore new approaches to innovation and design that will support our clients’ goals and transform lives.”

Prior to joining Kaleidoscope, Clem led efforts for front-end innovation and concept development. He served in VP and Director roles, leading R&D, business and franchise development teams within Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cordis and Ethicon. With extensive experience in cardiovascular and endoscopic devices, Clem has 29 patents and numerous academic publications to his name. He received his doctorate in veterinary medicine and surgery at Washington State University, and graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Minnesota, Kansas State University and New Mexico State University. He is based in Cincinnati.

Contiliano, Principal Mechanical Engineer/Medical Devices, offers more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry, having held posts at three major companies: Biomet, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson. With a focus on new product development, orthopaedics, stents, implants, absorbable polymers and composites, Contiliano holds 17 patents and has 15 medical device product launches or clinical trial initiations to his name. He received his masters in biomedical engineering from Rutgers and UMD-NJ Medical School and his BS in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

His expertise as a medical device corporate insider in both research and product development further enhances Kaleidoscope’s offerings. “Kaleidoscope is curious, capable and committed,” said Contiliano. “I am excited to be on the entrepreneurial side of engineering and development. As a collaborative design team, we are in a great position to help medical devices companies meet their needs in a changing healthcare marketplace.” Contiliano is based in New Jersey.

About Kaleidoscope    
Kaleidoscope transforms business through innovation and design. Our multidisciplinary team leverages user insights and design thinking to architect holistic solutions in medical/healthcare, consumer goods, electronics and transportation markets. Kaleidoscope’s fresh perspective reveals unexpected potential for clients.

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