Meredith Price Vanderbilt
Director of Consulting


Meredith Price Vanderbilt, a biomedical engineer, brings decades of orthopedic implant industry experience in manufacturing, design, regulatory and quality to your project team. She has been successful at bringing orthopedic products to market on shoestring budgets with condensed timelines, so she understands the needs of orthopedic implant companies. Meredith has a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and brings an even greater business knowledge specific to small- to medium-sized companies. She is a regulatory expert who’s worked on all aspects of bringing a medical device to market, including regulatory affairs, quality assurance, process development, product development, quality systems, risk assessment, validation, verification and CAPA.

Education: MS in Entrepreneurship, University of Florida | BS in Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University

What I love about my job field: EVERYTHING. Knowing that the devices we are helping get into the market can make a difference in people’s lives. I love being part of an industry that is geared toward helping others. As a recipient of a total knee myself and being a member of a family that has received multiple large joint replacements, I have first-hand knowledge of how life changing medical devices can be.

What I enjoy most about my job at Empirical: Being able to be a part of dozens of projects and companies at any given moment allows me to participate in the development of so many different and innovative devices every day. When I worked in industry, I was only able to be involved in 1–3 projects at a time.

What sets Empirical apart from our competitors: The breadth of knowledge and experience of the team members means that we can help with every aspect of product and company development. It is rare to find a group that can do testing, regulatory, quality, etc. under one roof, so to speak.