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Intricon Builds Out Biosensor Team With Key Hire

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 biosensor devices.

About Intricon

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.

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