Simon Karger joins Cambridge Consultants
16 April 2012
Simon Karger has been appointed associate director, Surgical & Interventional Products at Cambridge Consultants. He will work with a transatlantic team of world-class consultants, engineers and developers based out of the company’s Cambridge, UK and US offices. The team’s focused mission will be to design and engineer best-in-class active implantables and advanced surgical devices for cardiovascular, neurology and general surgery clients.
The Surgical & Interventional Products team targets the design and development of active implantables such as pacemakers, defibrillators and neurostimulation devices, and advanced surgical devices such as energy-based surgical tools and next-generation minimally invasive systems. A recent example is the work Cambridge Consultants did with start-up company EBR Systems to develop the world’s first wireless pacemaker system. In late 2012, Cambridge Consultants is also planning a follow-up to a surgical workshop it hosted in 2010, where the company will gather industry leaders to discuss potential disruptive technologies and solutions ahead for the surgical landscape.
“The ongoing consumerisation of the medical industry in a time of evolving technologies and shifting economic priorities creates a fascinating moment for the surgical space. I am excited to join this incredible team that not only understands, but is shaping that transition through the development of disruptive new technologies that will shape the landscape of the industry,” said Karger. “Such deep historical strengths in surgical devices, drug delivery, diagnostics and wireless communications – and their intersections – allow us to partner with our clients, creating innovations which will make practitioners’ and patients’ lives easier, more comfortable and, in some cases, flat-out save lives.”
With over 14 years of experience in technology and business consulting, Karger has a long track record of accelerating new innovations in the medical (surgical and drug delivery), consumer wellness and industrial sectors. Prior to joining Cambridge Consultants, Karger was a VP at Sagentia where he worked for ten years and was responsible for helping to build its operating consulting practice in the US market and opening up US offices in Boston and Washington, DC. Karger has also held positions with Arthur D Little and the non-profit TWI. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business from the University of Warwick.