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The Biodesign Process: From Needs Finding to Commercialization

Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Lecture Theatre M6-502

Guest Speaker: Ryan Van Wert, MD

Abstract: Identifying a clinically important need may seem simple and straightforward, but it is not. If innovators identified a problem that doesn’t correspond to a real need for patients, physicians, payers and other participants in the healthcare system, the innovator’s substantial efforts, time and money may be expended to no productive end. The process of identifying clinical needs requires innovators to find reliable ways of looking at processes, technologies, data and clinical practices to increase their odds of choosing a clinical need that has the most compelling opportunity for success.

This talk will provide the basis on how to perform effective clinical observations and analyze the environment through multiple perspectives. Ryan will also discuss the three-step, proven approach to the Stanford Biodesign Innovation process - identify, invent, implement - that provides a practical formula for innovation in the medical technology field.

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