Director, Scientific Competency,
Nelson Labs, LLC
Martell Winters is a recognized authority and industry leader on Radiation Sterilization, Bioburden, Microbiology, Aseptic Processing, Environmental Control and Tissue Processing and Disinfection. He has over 20 years of experience working in research, laboratory, test design and manufacturing microbiology functions in the medical device, tissue and pharmaceutical industries. Martell has worked with clients in all areas of the world to speak, train or consult on failure investigations, process design, process controls, sterilization and aseptic processing.
Martell is an active committee member of many working groups within the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), and with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). He is currently the AAMI liaison to the AATB Standards Committee and he has presented at many AATB meetings, as well as national and international conferences (International Meeting on Radiation Processing, International Atomic Energy Agency) regarding microbiological culturing, bioburden, radiation sterilization, process validation, and sterility assurance levels. Martell has participated in multiple task forces from the AAMI working groups organized to draft new procedures (e.g. VDmax, and aseptic processing for medical devices and combination products). He is currently a co-chair for AAMI WG8, Microbiological Methods.