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Spotlight: Amanda French, Ferolyn Fellow

Unplanned pregnancies could someday be a thing of the past, thanks to Cadence, a company started by Amanda French, one of the new Ferolyn Fellows.

As a child, she knew she wanted to be in healthcare, potentially as a doctor – she loved to help people and had a knack for science and math,

Q&A with Gregory Burns, Motivational Speaker, Artist, Author, Athlete

Every now and then you meet someone who deeply inspires you to strive to be the best individual and leader you can be – and who shows you the value and role of soft skills, like grit, creativity and communication, to not only survive the daily challenges we all face, but to thrive despite them.

Healyx Changes Lives by Treating Chronic Wounds

Lower-cost, more-effective treatments are the hallmark of many Fogarty Institute companies, and that is the principle Healyx is living up to with its device that provides gold standard care for a chronic problem at a significant cost reduction.

Non-healing wounds are a critical global issue, with over eight million Medicare patients afflicted at an annual cost of $31.7 billion in the U.S.

Stanford Neurosurgeon and Entrepreneur Inspires Audience at 20th Annual Fogarty Lecture

This year’s annual Thomas J. Fogarty Lecture marked a milestone with the celebration of its 20thanniversary. The series, hosted by Stanford Biodesign and co-sponsored by the Fogarty Institute, started as a gathering to discuss and promote medical innovation with approximately 30 people in attendance. Since then, it has grown into a preeminent opportunity to learn from the most notable innovators in health technology.

Spotlight: Neil Zimmerman, Ferolyn Fellow

Neil Zimmerman came to the current class of Ferolyn Fellows with a good idea of how much he would learn and how it would benefit his career. That’s because he currently works as R&D engineering manager at Half Moon Medical, a company housed within The Foundry, where he works alongside Matt McLean,

Q&A with Kevin Longo, Northeast Head of Medical Device and Digital Health, Silicon Valley Bank

A banking partner who truly understands your industry and unique business challenges can make all the difference to a company’s success. And that’s what Silicon Valley Bank aims to do – in their words, “help innovators, enterprises and investors move bold ideas forward, fast.”

A key player in that ambitious agenda is Kevin Longo,

Alydia Health Raises $10M in Series B Financing; Company Aims to Eradicate PPH Globally

Fogarty Institute graduate Alydia Health, formerly known as InPress Technologies, is well on its way to conducting a pivotal study, thanks to the closing of a recent $10M Series B round led by Global Health Investment Fund. The U.S. study aims to prove the safety and efficacy of its novel device, the Jada System, in stopping postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) —

The Combination of High Touch and High Tech are Imperative: How Soft Skills Contribute to Leadership Success

Virtually every business talk or news story today emphasizes the revolutionary new technological advances that will transform the job landscape. And it’s true – technologies such as artificial intelligence, robots and digital platforms are already enhancing the way we work.

But often lost in the focus on these shiny new objects, is the need for workers to nimbly adapt to new environments,

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.

Spotlight: Ridhi Tariyal, Ferolyn Fellow

Each year, the caliber of professionals who participate in the Ferolyn Fellowship continues to impress us. Hailing from diverse parts of the healthcare spectrum, they all share an undeniable passion for the medtech industry, coupled with curiosity and the tenacity to solve large problems. In addition, it’s clear that they desire to be part of a community committed to not only accelerating their own career path,

The benefits of working in medtech are unmatched: When you are successful, you realize you have developed something that will save a patient or relieve pain and suffering.

— Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty

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