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IMC OC-SoCal Technology SIG, April 2013
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Successful Outsourcing of Medical Product Development

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
5:00-7:00 PM
Where: Omnica Corporation
15560 Rockfield Blvd
Irvine, California  92618
United States
Contact: Curt Deckert, CMC Phd

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IMC Orange County
Please join us for the Orange County Chapter
Technology SIG
Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Omnica Corporation
15560 Rockfield Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618

Please RSVP to:
Curt Deckert, CMC, PhD
Chair, IMC Technology SIG

Successful Outsourcing of
Medical Product Development

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Omnica Corporation, 15560 Rockfield Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618

Food and beverages will be served

Join the OC IMC Tech SIG on April 30 at Omnica Corporation in Irvine at 5:00 p.m. as Earl Robinson, President, discusses the principles of successful outsourcing in the increasingly complex field of medical devices. Topics will include:

  • Motivation, input, and requirements for projects
  • Advantages of outsourcing product development
  • FDA and other compliance issues
  • Patents and related intellectual property issues
  • Tour of facilities
  • Q&A and discussion
Omnica Corporation, with 28 employees, is a contract design and product development firm, which takes new medical devices from concept to manufacturing. Omnica specializes in electronics engineering, software development, mechanical engineering, industrial design, and FDA compliant documentation.


Earl Robinson, President

Earl Robinson co-founded Omnica in 1984 with two former colleagues and is President. After graduating with a degree in Industrial Design in 1973, he worked in product design for C.R. Bard, Inc. and then for privately held Harco Medical, Ltd. He moved to Southern California in 1983 and briefly free-lanced for local design studios (Design West and Creative Design Center) to get an education on the design engineering services business model. These early phases of his career taught him "what not to do" when he founded Omnica. His education has never ceased.



  • 5:00-5:30 p.m.: Light dinner and refreshments
  • 5:30-7:00 p.m. : Plant tour and presentation on outsourcing medical product design and development by Earl Robinson, President of Omnica.

About IMC OC and IMC OC Tech SIG

IMC OC is the Orange County Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC USA), the national accrediting organization for management consultants. In addition to providing a wide range of benefits to management consultants, IMC awards the prestigious CMC (Certified Management Consultant) certification mark.

IMC Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are designed for IMC members, but non-members are welcome to this meeting. A light dinner and refreshments will be served at the beginning of the meeting. The charge will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Please join us and be prepared to share your insights.


All are welcome, not just IMC members. Your RSVP is essential since space is limited and we need to order food and drinks.

Please RSVP to Curt Deckert, CMC, PhD, Chair, IMC Technology SIG. 714-639-0746,

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