Q&A With Holly Rockweiler, CEO and Co-Founder of Madorra

A former Stanford Biodesign Fellow and Fogarty Institute entrepreneur, 32-year-old Holly Rockweiler has already had remarkable accomplishments early in her career, fluently moving her startup to the next level.

Most notably, Holly has parlayed Madorra’s impressive study results into securing funding, including winning several pitching competitions, despite the chronically challenging medtech fundraising environment.

New Fogarty Institute Company Lume Medical Developing a Large Bore Vascular Closure Device, a Key Benefit to Cardio Patients

When a cardiovascular intervention is called for, a less-invasive solution is always preferred – which is why percutaneous procedures, such as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) are on the rise.

But this trend hasn’t been without its drawbacks, as cardiologists and surgeons are now faced with the challenge of closing relatively large femoral access sites – ranging from three to eight millimeters in size – that are required to conduct these procedures.

Spotlight: Gayle Kuokka, Fogarty Institute CFO

The Fogarty Institute prides itself on hiring staff members who are as innovative and impressive as its companies-in-residence. That means that not only must they have the skill sets for the specific job, but they also come with a well-rounded background and passion for the industry and the startup environment, thus allowing them to inspire our colleagues and mentor our entrepreneurs.

Q&A with Lewis Wexler, MD, Fogarty Institute Board Member

The strength of a board comes from the diverse experiences of its members, their passion for the mission and their ability to provide sage advice. Lewis (Lew) Wexler, MD, one of the Fogarty Institute’s inaugural members, joined the board as the organization’s mission and structure were still being formed and over the years has been a staunch ally and supporter of its educational approach.

A Summer to Remember: Lefteroff Interns Gain Valuable Insight Into the Medtech Industry and Career Best Practices

There’s nothing more inspiring than working with interns and feeding off their curiosity and eagerness to learn more about the life sciences industry. That’s why the Lefteroff Fellowship remains one of our favorite programs here at the Institute.

Now in its fifth year, it continues to evolve, thanks to our expanding collaboration with El Camino Hospital physicians,

Julia Fox, Ferolyn Fellow

At the onset of her studies at Johns Hopkins University as a Biomedical Engineering student, Julia Fox knew she wanted her career path to be one that would make an impact on health and healthcare.

That devotion underscores a number of career moves she has made along the way, eventually bringing her to the Fogarty Institute as a Ferolyn Fellow,

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