Aidan Petrie, IDSA

Aidan Petrie, IDSA
Chief Innovation Officer

In his role as chief innovation officer, Aidan Petrie, IDSA, drives innovation in Ximedica’s core markets of medical device development, consumer healthcare and mhealth.

Petrie’s focus on human centered design and technical innovation has helped bring hundreds of products to market that range from drug compliance aids—to wearable therapeutics, home monitoring products and complex surgical systems.

Petrie has an undergraduate degree in product design/engineering from Central Saint Martins in London, and a master’s degree from Rhode Island School of Design.

Ximedica has offices across the country working with multinationals and startups around the world. It’s IS0 13485 certified and FDA registered.

Panel Discussion | Medical Design Development Opinions from Leading Design Consultancies & Corporations


There are many valid reasons industrial design is involved in medical design development.  While its contribution to medical devices is recognized by various awards, there are still challenges faced by ID.

For example, how do we justify ID contributions in the light of design control? Or defend our position amongst core scientists?  How do we know when it is appropriate to hire an ID firm and how are we sure it’s the correct one to meet our needs?  

This enlightening panel discussion will tackle these questions and provide insights into key issues faced by ID in the development of medical design, while inviting audience participation.