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Pedro Eerdmans, MD, PhD

Director, Global Strategy Services - SME

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Dr. Pedro Eerdmans has more than 25 years of experience within the medical device industry, with a deep understanding in the medical device development from concept to market release and post market follow-up.

Dr. Eerdmans has held several different positions within the medical device industry, including Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Vice President Medical Affairs, Director, Manager and Physician. He has experiences in almost all levels of the medical device space, including hospitals, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), manufacturers (4-30,000 employees) and Notified Body. While head of the Notified Body, he managed to obtain EU MDR accreditation, and as Medical Director he was responsible for the evaluation of the medical evidence to grant CE certification. He also managed global clinical teams while based in Europe and the U.S. (Houston, Texas). Under his supervision, several medical devices received CE mark, most recently 3 Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approvals were granted.

Dr. Eerdmans studied medicine at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands), received a Master Degree in Medical and Pharmaceutical Research from the University of Brussels (Belgium) and obtained a PhD in Pharmacology at the University of Maastricht (Netherlands). He has authored more than 30 publications including two Lancet publications.


  • Developing clinical strategies for novel and established high-risk medical devices for global market release
  • Evaluating clinical data from the position of the Notified Body and its clinical experts
  • Therapeutic expertise:
    • Cardiology – heart valves, anterviovenous (AV) shunts, drug-eluting stents (DES), drug-eluting balloons (DEB), artificial hearts
    • Neurology – neuromodulation, deep brain stimulation (DBS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
    • Hepatology – ascites treatment, implantable pumps
    • Urology – incontinence treatment sacral nerve simulation (SNS), benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), erectile dysfunction (ED)
    • Pain treatment – implantable pumps for pain