Our Elite Team 

Our Leadership

NEB features a select and versatile team of mechanical, biomedical, electrical engineers and material scientists with a wide range of experience and specialties, allowing for versatility and scalability of project team sizes for each phase of development. 

 

Each team member has been chosen not only for their individual expertise but also for their ingenuity and ability to find effective and economically-feasible solutions to difficult design problems. Our team of mechanical, electrical, materials scientists, and biomedical engineers represents over 140 years of collective experience in the fields of research & development, medical device design, as well as contract manufacturing.

 

We will meet with you, navigate through this device development process and identify the path forward for your medical device. Our versatility allows us to jump in at any stage of the development process.  

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Tim Looney

President
 

Tim has over 28 years of experience with technology projects including scope definition, design, development, schedule management, risk management, requirements gathering, and resource planning. Over his career, he has fulfilled a wide range of duties within engineering, product development, international operations, and quality management systems. Before founding Northeast Biomedical, Tim held several leadership roles at Creganna-Tactx Medical, CorNova, and Atrox Technologies.

In addition to his role at Northeast Biomedical, he is a Senior Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, where he teaches courses in Medical Device Design,  Computer-Aided Design and New Product Development. 

Tim received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell, his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, and his M.B.A. from Suffolk University.

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Elizabeth Nelson

Director of Research & Development

Elizabeth is an engineer by training with a passion for project management and early stage concept development. She has worked in the medical field, focusing on research and development, since 2003.

Through her work, she has learned the importance of integrating design for six sigma techniques and DFM into even the earliest stages of innovation.  Given her passion for early-stage concept development, she integrates DFSS tools into her projects and keeps up on the latest ways to innovate.

Elizabeth received her B.S.E. in Biomedical  Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University.

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Athena Osbourne

Senior Product Development Engineer
 

Athena earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire, where her focus was on fluid mechanics and finite element analysis. Athena has additionally earned her MS degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, with a Professional Science Master’s option from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. 

Athena started with Northeast Biomedical in 2012 and has worked on a variety of programs from automation, instrument, and catheter design. She holds an Engineer-in-Training certificate in the state of New Hampshire, having passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in Mechanical Engineering.  Following her undergraduate degree, Athena spent a year as a Mechanical Engineer in R&D for TE Connectivity working in the industry of undersea fiber optic systems.

 

She has also worked at KMC Systems as a Mechanical Engineer working on the design and development of automated medical and life science instrumentation.

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Philip Andrusin

Senior Electrical Engineer
 

With a focus on product development, Philip brings his own fresh perspective to the NEB device development team. Philip earned his BS in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering at Northeastern University. During his time at Northeastern, he held several internships in the medical device space, including in the Biomedical Engineering department at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Following graduation, he spent 2 years at EMC, qualifying and managing field performance of hard drives, power supplies, and servers used in storage products. Philip returned to school and received his MS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, specializing in Analog IC design.  Prior to joining Northeast Biomedical, he applied his knowledge to assignments at Medica Corporation working in automated work cells and instrumentation design.

He has experience in developmental design including the design of electronics to interface with high-impedance electrochemical sensors for use in blood gas and blood electrolyte analyzers, as well as microprocessor-based system design.

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