Dr. Ulrich Matern joined NDI AG in 2014. Since then, he has been responsible for clinical evaluations and studies, as well as risk management. Dr. Matern is a General Surgeon and Associate Professor of Medical Technology. Since 2014, he has also been Partner and Consultant for Matern Consulting firm and Manager for Medical and Clinical Sciences at Stryker, Freiburg. In all of these roles, he has specialized in clinical studies and testing, R&D and QA for new products, support for marketing and sales, evaluating biocompatibility, along with other important aspects of product development.
From 2012-2014, Dr. Matern combined his expertise in medical product development and business, working with mdt medical device testing GmbH a UL company, which is specializing in biocompatibility; packaging, shelf life, and transport validation; and clinical studies. As Head of the CRO Department and Managing Director and Global Service Line leader for the company, he led a reorganization of the company, developed marketing and sales strategy, and fostered enormous company growth.
Dr. Matern was a Founder and Managing Director of the “Experimental-OR and Ergonomics” lab for system integration and training center at the University Hospital Tübingen—a program that integrated medical technology, building technology and architecture—starting 2005. He has also been instrumental in several initiatives that have grown out of the “Experimental-OR” project, including the “Innovative Hospital Healthcare Cluster” in Baden-Wurttemberg, “wwH-c GmbH,” where he served as Founder and Proprietor until 2012.
Dr. Matern received his medical training at the Medical School of the Technical University, Munich (1984-1990). His surgical training took place at the University Hospital “Rechts der Isar,” Munich and the University Hospital Freiburg. While working as Managing Director at mdt medical device testing, he also participated in the Global Leadership Program of the UL University in 2013.