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,
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.
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,
Given his impressive track record for inventions and the boundless energy he exhibits at the age of 85, no one would be surprised if Dr. Fogarty announced he had created his very own fountain of youth.
This passionate innovator never ceases to inspire and motivate us with the critical role he continues to play at the Fogarty Institute – checking in with the entrepreneurs on a daily basis as he brainstorms ideas and encourages them to keep looking for better pathways to solve critical problems,
As the Fogarty Institute continues to expand the services it provides its partners and companies-in-residence, John Morriss, a seasoned medtech R&D professional, joins us as director of our Invention Acceleration program.
A patent attorney and inventor who also has extensive experience successfully founding companies, Earl ”Eb” Bright has been an invaluable player in advancing the medical technology industry.
In addition to his role as president and general counsel of ExploraMed, he has served on the executive team of many of its startup companies,
He almost needs no introduction, and yet, we would be remiss in not sharing a few of his finest traits: A contagious passion for our industry, an affinity for finding better solutions and an enthusiasm to share his insight and knowledge.