Thanks to improved tooth-brushing habits, regular dental care and ubiquitous fluoridation, most Americans have benefited from better tooth health. And yet, many still lose their teeth, whether due to injury, decay or periodontal disease. In fact, studies find that approximately 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth, and a surprising 40 million are missing all their teeth.
Few seminar topics engage a startup audience as wholly as intellectual property, given that it’s viewed as one of the most critical components to success. Not only does it protect a company and allow it to compete among larger players, but it raises a startup’s profile among investors. In fact, 85 percent of medical device VCs say they view patents as a critical factor for funding consideration.
A seasoned medtech entrepreneur and executive, Rod Young has seen the industry from a variety of perspectives – as a division leader and eventually president of sizable companies; as an advisor and board member; and as an entrepreneur who founded, launched, took public and then sold medtech startups.
And as in the case with most luminaries in the industry,
Training the next generation of medtech leaders is a topic of vital importance to the Fogarty Institute, given all our efforts in that direction. That’s why Andrew Cleeland was honored to be interviewed on that topic, along with Paul Yock, co-founder and director of the Stanford Biodesign program, at the opening dinner of the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &
Imagine going to the doctor’s office for your annual check-up. The nurse starts going through the usual tests, such as measuring your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature and completing the blood draw from your arm.
Then the nurse immediately starts testing your blood with a hand-held device, explaining that instead of waiting for the sample to return from the lab,
They say that the third time’s a charm, and the third class of Ferolyn Fellows proved that – not because of who was in the class – a stellar roster as always – but because of what we all have realized the program can be, says Liz McDermott, co-founder of the Ferolyn Fellowship.
As the Fogarty Institute continues to strengthen services to its companies-in-residence in areas critical to their growth and success, Craig Straley has joined as the director of clinical and regulatory affairs, bringing more than 20 years of experience in conducting clinical research with a number of successful startups.
From rugged outwear to groundbreaking medical devices, W. L. Gore & Associates, a diversified material science company, serves virtually every industry you can think of.
That creativity of application can only be built by one thing – a focus on innovation.
The Fogarty Institute has long enjoyed a reciprocal and collaborative relationship with El Camino Health, and over the years we have benefited from the expertise and mentoring of not only its physicians, but also its executive team.
Recently, Jim Griffith, who joined El Camino Hospital as chief operating officer in 2018,
A surgeon, an educator and a physician entrepreneur, James Wall, MD, has already accomplished more than most in his budding career. Recently named co-director of Stanford Biodesign’s Innovation Fellowship, he is an assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University where he focuses on minimally invasive approaches to children’s surgery. He has developed multiple medical devices,