Dan Sterling

Dan Sterling

President

Dan Sterling is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and founder of Sterling Medical Devices, heading the organization since its inception and accelerating its growth to over 100 employees. Mr. Sterling’s leadership is guided by his diligence, dedication, and commitment to do whatever it takes to deliver solutions for Sterling Medical Devices’ clients. His career includes developing safety critical systems and managing software development processes spanning the medical device, aerospace, and telecommunication industries for distinguished companies such as McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing), Motorola, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, and Guidant (now Boston Scientific). Mr. Sterling leads the company with a drive to ensure quality management is infused into every aspect of Sterling’s operations. Mr. Sterling earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. His experience with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 62304, and ISO 9001 ensures best practices are accurately implemented in Sterling’s projects. Under his leadership, the company encompasses a culture of teamwork, mutual respect, and relationship building. Mr. Sterling has a passion to ensure all of the work at Sterling Medical Devices is enhancing and saving lives. He continues to cultivate and expand an exceptional team who are constantly and consistently pushing the definition of excellence. 

Resources

Man performs verification and validation testing

July 7, 2021

Do you know the difference between verification and validation?

Medical device verification and validation (V&V) are crucial steps in the medical device development process. But what’s the difference between the two, and why do we need them? Verification...
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February 18, 2021

5 Mistakes Medical Device Startups Make

Startups are the lifeblood of medical device innovation. Without universities researching ways to solve pressing healthcare problems or doctors with experience in a particular field who have an idea to develop a prototype medical device that could help patients, the future technologies needed to help save lives wouldn't happen. But the long, arduous road through the FDA submission process to get market approval can take a long time and cost a lot of money without help. Sterling Medical Devices has been helping startups through the FDA approval process since 1998 without ever having a submission rejected.
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active drug delivery system

September 8, 2020

Implanted Drug Delivery System

Sterling Medical Devices designed and developed a Class III pain medication delivery system for patients with spinal injuries. The system is comprised of three devices: an implantable pump, a handheld Clinician Programmer, and a handheld Patient Therapy Controller. The pump is surgically implanted into the patient, and the two handheld devices each communicate with the pump when held within close proximity of it....
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