Linda (Linn) Laak 25+ years of professional experience in the Medical device field includes 17 years in Clinical and Regulatory Affairs.   She is currently the President of the Fernbrook Group LLC a medical device clinical consulting group specializing in CER and medical writing for regulatory.  Most recently she served as the Vice President of Clinical Research for Tryton Medical following 6 years as the Vice President of Regulatory, Clinical and QA for Atritech, Inc (WATCHMAN LAA closure device). She has held Executive positions for 2 CRO’s:  PPD Medical Device following the sale of Eminent Research Systems and Clinsights Inc., where she was C.O.O and Vice President.  Her experience includes positions of Vice President of Regulatory, Clinical and QA at XRT, C.L. MacIntosh & Ass., and Director of SCIMED’s Clinical Research Department. Linn worked in the marketing department as Group Product Manager of SCIMED’s Fixed Wire and Specialty Division.  Prior to working at SCIMED, Ms. Laak also worked with Pharmacia Deltec and AVI/3M Healthcare in various sales, marketing and clinical training positions.

Her expertise in clinical studies, and regulatory and as well as her ability to successfully expedite the complicated process of getting product through clinical trials and to the market is some of her marked achievements in the Medical Device field.

Ms. Laak is also active in community volunteer activities with Residential Hospice, Catholic Women at Work, Leadership Development. As a cancer survivor, she is also a mentor (Firefly) to newly diagnosed breast cancer women across Minnesota.