Today on the Life Science Success Podcast, we have a very special guest with us—David Hibbard, the Vice President of Engineering at Sunrise Labs. With over 25 years of experience in medical device development, David has been at the forefront of innovation in areas ranging from Stress Echocardiography to Robotics.
The interview features David Hibbard, VP of Engineering at Sunrise Labs, who has over 25 years of experience in medical device development. He holds a biomedical engineering degree from Boston University.
Sunrise Labs specializes in Class II and Class III medical devices and focuses on end-to-end service, from software to hardware. The team size is just under 100 people, with approximately 70 to 80 engineers.
David discusses the importance of strong project management, emphasizing the need to understand regulatory strategy and timelines, and advises that good client relationships are formed through transparency and integration, even in daily scrums.
On the topic of leadership, David mentions the importance of good integrity and communication for long-term partnerships. He emphasizes that understanding the end user’s needs is crucial for successful medical device development.
Hibbard also talks about the use of AI to improve code robustness and mentions some of the challenges they are facing with remote work and maintaining a work-life balance in the current environment.