Our MissionThe mission of BDC Laboratories is to offer products and services to the medical device industry that aid in functional evaluation of technologies as related to clinical outcomes.
Company HistoryBiomedical Device Consultants was formed in 1977 by Dr. Steven Weinberg as a consulting company, to provide general R&D services to the medical device industry. To meet the needs of BDC’s domestic and international clients, a GLP engineering testing laboratory was established in 1985. By combining the laboratory and consulting services within a single company, the clients of BDC Labs obtain the benefits of over 30 years of medical device development and testing experience in one company. In 2006, Dr. Craig Weinberg joined the company bringing an influx of new energy and technology to the business. In 2007, a second facility was opened in Wheat Ridge, Colorado to accommodate the expanding capabilities and business. From this foundation, along with our highly technical personnel, BDC Labs is capable of providing support in all aspects of product development and evaluation for developmental and regulatory activities.
BDC has been active in the professional community for over 30 years. Dr. Steven Weinberg was one of the founding members of the Society for Biomaterials and has long standing relationships with biomaterials experts in all aspects of blood and tissue contact biomaterials and biomaterials testing. Furthermore, the BDC team continues to be active members in multiple standard organizations including The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), The International Standards Organization (ISO) and The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
BDC’s sister company, Biomedical Development Laboratories offers contract product and process development support in Class II and Class III medical devices in the area of expanded PTFE (ePTFE). BDL’s capabilities include design and manufacturing of all ePTFE manufacturing equipment necessary to manufacture ePTFE based disposables and implantables. BDL is capable of supplying blending, billeting, extrusion, stretching, sintering, and printing equipment as well as all associated production and process technology.
PrincipalsCraig Weinberg, Ph.D., the CEO of BDC Laboratories received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in 2003 in the area of Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering. With a foundation in the cardiovascular system, his research experience focused on statistically based experimental design and analysis, cardiovascular system modeling, and control system algorithm development. His thesis was in the area of ultrasound imaging and flow visualization. Prior to joining BDC Labs, Dr. Weinberg’s research and development experience included vascular implants (synthetic and biologic), radio-frequency tissue treatments (tissue fusion, division, and coagulation), control system logic development, and management of acute and chronic preclinical animal studies.
Steven Weinberg, Ph.D., the founder of BDC Laboratories, received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1970 in the area of Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering. After holding positions at Brown and Washington Universities, he accepted a position in the medical device industry as a Development Engineer. Dr. Weinberg has worked in the medical device industry since 1973 in both technical and administrative roles and has founded several medical device startups. His experience covers implantable biomaterials, stent grafts, vascular grafts (synthetic, textile, and biologic), disposable devices, orthopedic implants, radiation therapy systems, biomedical yarns, fibers and fabrics, and venous devices. He is active in the biomaterials community and ISO standards efforts and has served as Chairman of the AAMI committee, which developed the 1994 vascular graft standard VP20. Dr. Weinberg has over 30 patents and publications in the area of medical devices and has contributed to several medical and biomaterial textbooks.