Shane Dultz joined SMEDIX in 2016 to serve as Vice President, Engineering at the San Diego office. In this role he is responsible for managing engineering talent at SMEDIX to deliver custom validated software solutions to meet the quality and regulatory needs of our key partners within the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry. Shane is an experienced systems engineering professional, leader, and innovator who started his career as a scientist over 20 years ago. For over a decade, he has led teams to developing medical devices for the IVD, pharmaceutical, and life-science research markets, holds 9 patents, and authored 14 publications. He worked 6 years at Stratec Biomedical USA, an OEM manufacturer of automated blood analyzers and other ISO 13485 compliant medical devices. As Director of Technology, he was responsible for bringing new technologies to market, managing global teams of hardware and software engineers, and developing technology roadmaps for the organization. Shane received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in physics from UCLA and has enjoyed a diverse career starting as an experimental physicist in quantum computing at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and later transitioning to biotechnology in 2003.