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Summary: EMBS Meeting
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 7:30pm
Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School

Title: Interpreting the Voice of Customer (VoC): Surgeon Feedback to Design Next-Generation Medical Device Solutions
Speaker: Rachit Ohri
CEO, Enable Life Sciences LLC

Abstract Summary:
Why is it so elusive to translate surgeon feedback into breakthrough medical device product concepts? This talk outlines the pitfalls and opportunities for Voice of Customer (VoC) campaigns with surgeons and physicians. Case studies are presented for converting VoC data into information, the information into insights, and the insights into product concepts.

Biography Summary:
Rachit Ohri has more than 12 years of experience building multi-disciplinary programs for developing medical devices from concept through clinical validation. In 2013, he founded Enable Life Sciences, a medical device development services company. As CEO, Rachit has led the young company through successful completion of 6 medical device development projects for clients in Asia, Europe, and North America.

More information, dinner invitation, and maps can be found here.

Ericsson Innovation Awards

Girls Who Innovate has been extended until June 30, 2017!
We would like to see even more submissions, which is why we are extending our EIA: Girls Who Innovate competition.

We are looking for creative ideas and solutions to how technology can help reduce world hunger. We also hope that the competition will be a fun and joyful way to introduce girls to technology.

Nine winners will be selected in three age categories, and Ericsson employees will be asked to vote for their favorite submissions. Winners will receive an attractive prize of choice, and will be invited to become official Ericsson Career bloggers and continue to share innovative ideas for the future. Each participant will also receive a certificate of recognition.

Challenge the girls aged 9-18 around you to think big!

Help them become #GirlsinCTRL. To find out more and to apply, visit.

Bio2device Group Meeting
The Bio2Device Group (B2DG) is a premier organization dedicated to all professionals in the Life Sciences industry within the San Francisco Bay Area. Membership is free and open to anyone in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device, Diagnostics, Healthcare, Life Science Tools, and Laboratory Service industries.

The Bio2Device Group's events provide the latest industry information through weekly educational programs and face-to-face interactive opportunities to build and maintain a career network. The educational talks are designed to help members keep up to date, continue to grow in their field, as well as explore other industry sectors and corporate functions.

More details are here.

SF Bay Area Biomedical Engineering Society Quarterly Meetings
February 7, May 2, August 1, and November 7 in 2017

The Mission of the BMES is to build and support the biomedical engineering community, locally, nationally and internationally, with activities designed to communicate recent advances, discoveries, and inventions; promote education and professional development; and integrate the perspectives of the academic, medical, governmental, and business sectors.

For more information, contact Denise Forkey, Co-Founder and President, (650) 799-9258 or

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