ST. PAUL, Minn. (Jan. 25, 2023) — Intricon, developer and manufacturer of medical devices
powered by smart miniaturized electronics, announces that Len Desmond has joined the
company as an embedded wireless engineer, on its new Biosensor Center of Excellence, a
business dedicated to bringing medical biosensor devices to market. Desmond joins the Intricon
team as a subject matter expert on electrical, firmware, and PCB layout for the biosensors and
ear-worn device groups.
Desmond has 30 years of biosensor product design, development, and production experience. He
specializes in low battery powered wearable wireless biosensor devices and has extensive
experience designing products with a multitude of different sensors for both large OEMs and
startups. He is steeped in numerous certifications including FCC, CE, UL, ATEX, IECEx, and
CCC, which will contribute to Intricon’s consulting on requirements for the commercialization of
biosensor devices for medical applications.
Prior to joining Intricon, Desmond was director of engineering and system architect at
International ThermoDyne, working closely with contract developers on software and firmware.
He was also responsible for domestic and international supply chains, including international
sourcing and production management. He has been a principal hardware/firmware design
engineer and team leader, RF product engineer, with deep expertise in successful manufacturing
transfers of biosensor-driven devices.
“It’s an exciting time at Intricon and in the medical biosensor device sector,” said Scott Longval,
chief executive officer at Intricon. “Even though we have four decades of experience in body-
worn device development and manufacturing, we stay ahead of what’s coming next. Biosensors
is the hottest new med device category. The standards and requirements aren’t even established
yet, so it’s important for companies waiting to take advantage of this opportunity to partner with
us to guide them through the stages to market.”
Intricon recently announced its Biosensors Center of Excellence and new vice president of
operations who will manage the company’s global capacity to develop and manufacturer medical
For four decades, Intricon has improved and extended people’s lives by developing and
manufacturing sensor-driven micromedical devices. Intricon partners with medical device
companies, providing unique microelectronic expertise — including miniature molding through
final assembly – and regulatory guidance, supply chain optimization, and scalable production,
exclusively for the medical market. Intricon brings the world’s smallest, smartest new and next
generation devices to life.