R. Mitchell Baldwin II
R. Mitchell Baldwin II is a design engineer with over 30 years of experience with the research, development, manufacture and marketing of both pneumatically powered
and computer controlled medical devices. Following his graduate work in Biomedical Engineering in 1980, Mr. Baldwin joined Michigan Instruments, Inc., a manufacturer
of pneumatically powered Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation systems, as well as a line of lung simulators used for training for the operation of, testing, and calibration
of medical ventilators. Mr. Baldwin held the positions Design Engineer, Chief Engineer, Vice President for Operations and finally President of Michigan Instruments.
He was closely involved in all aspects of the operation, including the clinical research, engineering development, manufacturing, marketing and regulatory affairs
associated with the company’s FDA classified Class III – Critical Medical Device products. Since 1995, Mr. Baldwin has worked on a consulting basis for various medical
device companies aiding in the development of a wide variety cardiac and respiratory care products, including cardiac assist devices, test lung systems, and critical
care and anesthesia ventilators. He has traveled extensively throughout the Far East and Europe researching, developing and promoting the use of innovative medical
technologies. He has served on ANSI, ASTM and ISO committees aiding the development of industry standards for resuscitators, critical care and anesthesia ventilators,
and emergency medical devices. In 2000, Mr. Baldwin joined with Dr. Paul Michelman to establish Oxygenix, Inc., a developer of portable Respiratory Monitoring and Sports
Mr. Baldwin is a degreed Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience with the development and manufacture of medical devices. He has designed hundreds of mechanical,
pneumo-mechanical, electromechanical and electronic devices and systems, which are marketed around the world. He has particular expertise in the fields of cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and respiratory care. Through continued education and experience, Mr. Baldwin maintains proficiency in the use of industry standard tools for computer-aided
design and analysis of mechanical and electrical systems, application software and database system development, and for the design and prototyping of electronic circuit
and electromechanical systems. Mr. Baldwin retains a suite of state of the art systems and equipment appropriate for the analysis, development, prototyping, and testing
of medical devices.
Research and Professional Experience
1995 – present: R. M. Baldwin, Inc. President and Engineer. Grand Rapids , MI . Consulting practice providing device and system design, software development and
regulatory consulting services to the medical manufacturing community.
2000 – present: Oxygenix, Inc. CFO and Engineer. Grand Rapids , MI . Research organization dedicated to the development of innovative fitness training equipment.
1980 – 1995: Michigan Instruments, Inc. 1980 –1982: Design Engineer; 1982 – 1986 Chief Engineer; 1986 – 1991: Vice President; 1991 – 1995 President & CEO.
Grand Rapids , MI . Manufacturer of Emergency Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation systems, Respiratory Care test and training systems, and specialized ventilators.
1978 – 1980: Michigan Technological University. Systems Analyst. Houghton , MI . Software development of the dynamic simulation of mechanical and biomechanical
- U.S. Patent number 5,743,864, Method and Apparatus for Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Active Re-Shaping of the Chest, April 28, 1998
- U.S. Patent number 5,902,229, Drive system for controlling cardiac compression, May 11, 1999. Granted European Patent number 98915200.4-2305, December 13, 1999
- U.S. Patent number 6,171,267, High Impulse Cardiopulmonary Resuscitator, January 9, 2001
Participating member in the following standards setting bodies:
- American Association for Respiratory Care
- Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
- IEEE Computer Society
- Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
- Society for Medical Simulations
Past member of the following standards setting bodies:
- ASTM F-29 Committee for the development of performance standards for Respiratory Care equipment
- ASTM F-30 Committee for the development of performance standards for Emergency Medical Systems and equipment