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David MatsuraPhilip SimpsonMichael McCormickGregory Smith


David G. Matsuura - Principal Partner and CEO

Dave founded DMA in 1995 which was incorporated as Flex Partners, Inc. in 1999


34 years engineering experience in:

·         Minimally Invasive Surgery

·         Orthopedics

·         GI/Urology

·         Ophthalmology

·         General Surgery

·         Cardiovascular surgery & Implants

·         Drug Delivery Systems

·         Diagnostic and Detection Systems    

·         Plastic Surgery

·         Spine, Knee and Hip Implants

·         Therapeutic and Diagnostic Catheters

·         Urological instruments and Implants

·         Anatomic Visualization


·         Cardiovascular Instruments and Implants

·         Surgical Access & Delivery Systems

·         Blood Processing Systems


·         Key Executive Recruitment

·         Investor Recruitment & Relations

·         Intellectual Property Strategy

·         Start Up Virtual Engineering Techniques

·         Prototype and Model Making


·         Conceptual Design and Invention

·         Research & Development

·         Business Development

·         Manufacturing Engineering

·         Mechanism/Machine Design

·         System Design


Patents:  27 issued, 29 pending


Education:  BS, Mechanical Engineering


Dave has over 34 years of experience in the medical instrument and device industry involving product development, engineering management, design engineering, and manufacturing.  He specializes in the conceptual design of medical devices, medical device delivery systems, and the creation of intellectual property. To date, Dave has cofounded or facilitated the founding of nine startups.


At Flex Partners, Dave has conceptualized and developed multiple products for the surgical, orthopedic, urology, drug delivery and the cardiovascular markets.  Prior to Flex Partners, Dave founded Dave Matsuura & Associates (DMA), which provided design services to medical device and manufacturing firms as well as startup services to entrepreneurs.


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