Thor Rollins

Thor Rollins Speaker at Medtec Ireland 2017
Consulting Manager
Nelson Laboratories LLC

Thor Rollins is a certified microbiologist and specializes in the selection and conduct of in vitro and in vivo biocompatibility tests. He actively speaks on biocompatibility related topics through Nelson Labs external seminars, webinars and tradeshows. He presents around the world and has many published articles on biocompatibility related topics.
He is a participating member on all Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) 10993 ISO committees and plays an active role along with the FDA and regulatory committees developing standards, discussing biocompatibility methods and voting on changes to those standards. As one of a select group of experts in the industry, Thor’s participation on the committees offers him insight on industry changes and helps prepare clients for changes in testing.


1)What is the single biggest challenge facing the medical devices industry?

Keep up with regulatory changes.


2)In the next 5 years, what do you predict will happen in the medical technology industry?

More innovative materials and designs.


3)What is the ideal skill-set for a professional in medical devices?

Material scientist.


4)What is the most innovative work you have seen recently?

Nano materials.