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Human-centered input helps steer design of 'smart' health care devices

Even if the designers of 'smart' health care devices have the technology figured out, they need help in figuring out what matters to the people they hope will use the devices. That means obtaining timely, meaningful input from patients, physicians and other end-users.

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Dan Emerson
on July 16, 2014
Category:  Ideation 
Give your medical device a proper FDA submission with these 3 keys

It's stressful. If you're a startup, your company depends on it: it's your FDA panel meeting. And, as Michael C. Morton, the vice president of global regulatory affairs at Medtronic (MDT), said, "It's kinda culminated with throwing the dice."

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MedCityNews .com
on September 25, 2013
Category:  Execution  Creation 
Entrepreneurs explain what medical device startups should avoid

A lively conversation has ensued over at the Medical Devices LinkedIn group in response to a member who posed the question: What are the three mistakes startups make that could act as advice for the industry moving forward?

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MedCityNews .com
on August 19, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
Med device entrepreneurs share which startup costs were unexpected

In the startup world, where every dollar counts, spending too many dollars on expenses you weren't prepared for can quickly put a company in a tough spot. In a 2011 survey, one in three small business owners reported that underestimating monthly expenses was their biggest mistake.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 31, 2013
Category:  Creation  Growth 
Get angel and VC interest in your medical device startup

Paul Hartung, CEO of Cognoptix, Inc., a startup that has created a drug-device that could diagnose Alzheimer's earlier in patients, is also the first person to have a syndicated angel deal in the Northeast. He's raised more than $20 million for Cognoptix, and worked on the LASIK team at Summit until it was brought through to IPO. Here are six strategies that helped Hartung attract investors.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 22, 2013
Category:  Ideation  Growth  Creation 
Improving medical devices through real-world testing

When WiFi-enabled medical devices first came on the scene, there were relatively few of them. But as these devices have proven their worth, they have exploded in growth from hundreds to thousands in hospital environments. There are so many wireless devices competing on hospitals' WiFi systems and its increasing the risk that the devices will malfunction.

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MedCityNews .com
on June 26, 2013
Category:  Execution 
eMed's 6 to follow in entrepreneurship
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Chris Seper
on 4/12/03
Category:  Creation 
What are the rules when physicians become medical device developers?

In today’s healthcare business landscape, support from doctors is part of many company’s medical device development business plan. Read more on when conflict of interest becomes a problem for physicians doubling as medical device developers.

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Healing Innovation
on August 22, 2011
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