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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,

InterVene Makes Strides in Venous Interventional Space

Fogarty Institute graduate InterVene, a startup that has developed a minimally invasive device for the treatment of venous disease in the legs, has treated the 10th patient in their ongoing, multi-center, feasibility study in New Zealand and Australia.

Ferolyn Fellowship Welcomes New Class; Showcases Benefits of “Connecting Bright Minds”

Learning to build a healthy company culture; becoming an empathetic, yet effective, leader; and giving back to individuals and the industry are just a few of the important skill sets learned by the Ferolyn Fellows. They are also key traits embodied by the program’s namesake, Ferolyn Powell.

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.

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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