Philip Schreiber

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Relevant Experience:23 years

Education:Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

What is your experience in the field?

 23 years of experience in medical device design and development. 22 provisional and issued patents.

  • Fluidic cartridge for in vitro diagnostic detection.
  • Laparoscopic surgical instruments.
  • Robotic system for knee replacement surgery.
  • Monitoring system for energy based surgical instruments.
  • Manual and power wheelchairs.
  • Injured patient positioning system.
  • Dialysis machine
  • Cryogenic insulator for blood specimen storage
  • Control system for pharmaceutical syringe filler.
  • Medical packaging
  • Clean room manufacturing
  • Clean room assembly tooling and medical device manufacturing.
  • Medical product sterilization and reprocessing.

What do you like about working at Tensentric?

Tensentric has given me the opportunity to design and develop a broad range of innovative products.  Every project is different, relying on new technologies and novel solutions.  This keeps my work interesting and keeps me motivated.  I also enjoy the caliber of talent of our engineers, and the cross-functional collaborative efforts we employ to develop successful solutions.  Everyone here is extremely motivated, and the work culture here is amazing.  It is easily the best place I have ever worked.

What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on and why?

I helped develop an electrosurgical monitoring system to increase the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic surgery.  This device eliminated the dangers of stray energy that can produce morbid and sometimes fatal outcomes for patients.  I served as the mechanical engineer and project manager from inception to product launch.  This project allowed me to direct a cross-functional team and utilize my skills as lead mechanical engineer.

What unique set of skills do you bring to Tensentric?

I bring a passion for creative design solutions that utilize unexplored technologies.  My 23 years of experience developing medical and IVD devices have provided me with a wide breadth of knowledge.

If you couldn’t be an engineer, what would you be? Why?

I would be a stay-at-home dad.  I love my kids!

What hobbies or non-work activities are you most passionate about?

Technical rock climbing, mountain biking, white water kayaking, skiing, snowboarding.  Its why I (we) live in Boulder.

When you were in elementary school, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An architect.  I loved the thought of designing spaces for people and technical drawing/drafting.

Where are you from and how did you end up in Colorado?

I am from Northern Virginia and Charlottesville VA.  I came here for the mountains, the adventure and to escape the humidity.  I was lucky in that my wife performed her medical residency in Denver.  We stayed here and raised a family.

What do you like about working at a company that designs medical products?

My graduate research was in biomechanics.  I love that my work utilizes my educational background, and that I am developing products that can make a difference in people’s lives.  I am doing what I am truly gifted at and what gives me the most pleasure in a career.

If you could join one rock band, which one would you join and why?

Maybe the Rolling Stones.  They were so influential.  It seems like they had the most fun, and somehow survived.  They are still performing which is amazing.

If you could go back in time, where and what time would you travel to and why?

I would love to visit Florence during the renaissance.  I am fascinated by technological developments and art created during that period.  I would hope to meet some of that period’s most influential characters.