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September 8, 2008

Mtg: Applied Innovation: How to Find the Next Big Thing in MedTech

by @ 3:45 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

WEDNESDAY September 17, 2008
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Time: Optional Dinner, Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at Clark Center Auditorium at 7:30 PM
Cost: Free for presentation
Place: Clark Center Auditorium, Stanford University
RSVP: not required

So you’d like to do something with your career that will make the world a better place for patients,. but where do you start? How do you find the next big opportunity in Medtech? Dr. Makower will share with you the secrets of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Process and show how he has applied these same principles to help create new companies in several medical fields.

Joshua Makower, M.D. is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of ExploraMed Development, LLC, a medical device incubator based on the west coast and is also a Venture Partner with New Enterprise Associates. Dr. Makower serves as a Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and is Co-Founder of Stanford’s Biodesign Innovation Program. Prior to this, he was Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of TransVascular, Inc. a company focused on the development of a completely catheter-based coronary bypass technology, which was acquired by Medtronic, Inc. in 2003, and Founder and Chairman of EndoMatrix, Inc., a company focused on the development of a novel therapy for incontinence and GI Reflux, which was acquired by C.R. Bard in 1997. Up until 1995, Dr. Makower was Founder and Manager of Pfizer’s Strategic Innovation Group, a group chartered to create new medical device technologies and businesses for Pfizer’s medical devices businesses. Dr. Makower holds over four dozen patents for various medical devices in the fields of Cardiology, ENT, General Surgery, Drug Delivery, Orthopaedics and Urology. Dr. Makower holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Columbia University, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the New York University School of Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Makower also serves as Chairman of the Board for Acclarent, Inc., NeoTract, Inc, Vibrynt, Inc. and moximed, Inc. – ExploraMed’s most recent spin outs, and on the Board of Directors for Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. – a venture backed private company developing innovative spinal therapies.

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