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David Armbruster



David Armbruster

David Armbruster

Senior Group Manager

DePuy Synthes

Why I'm a JPAL

I think the most exciting place to work is at the intersection of research and development - where ideas are turned into reality by the application of experience to inspiration. This is a great place to partner with physicians in the process of healing.


I have degrees in Materials Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biology, and have worked in Medical Device R&D since 1994. I started my career in a small start-up company for five years, and now with Johnson and Johnson, I manage a Front End R&D group focused on new biomaterials technologies for orthopedic implants. We specialize in complex regulatory pathways and manufacturing processes such as drug-device combination products. I have worked in every stage of medical device R&D from proof of principle testing through manufacturing process validation, and have managed a broad range of research scientists, design engineers and process engineers.


"You've got to imitate and assimilate before you can innovate." 

Clark Terry, Jazz musician

Fun fact:

I own the world's largest Yorkshire terrier (possibly). "Max" weighs 22 pounds.