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From The Innovator's Workbench

The 2018 Stanford Biodesign speaker series, From The Innovator's Workbench, has one more exciting event. Learn about opportunities and challenges in the rapidly-evolving Asian medtech landscape from Yoh-Chie Lu, founder of Biosensors International Group, Ltd. on Wednesday, April 25, 5:30-7:00 pm. Register now!

From The Innovator's Workbench will be held at Stanford University in the Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall. We look forward to seeing you!

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Stanford Medicine Scope, 4/9/18 Countdown to Childx: Medical device innovation for kids with chronic disease

Pediatric cardiologist and Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alum Bronwyn Harris, MD, talks about her start-up company's pediatric asthma monitoring solution and the medtech innovation landscape for kids.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 3/30/18 Helping the Body: Entrepreneur-physician offers insights into biodesign

Serial health technology entrepreneur Josh Makower, MD, provided a behind-the-scenes look at the innovation process at a recent Stanford Biodesign event., 3/9/18 When Doctors Need New Medical Tools, These Students Are Up To the Challenge

According to Stanford Biodesign Founder Paul Yock and the other university professors quoted in this article, medical device design courses are more than just good education.

Stanford  Report, 2/2/18 Solving a Big Problem, Among Some of the Littlest Patients

How a determined team of Stanford students and faculty developed a technology that could improve the odds for critically ill newborns.

Stanford  News, 1/8/18 Paul Yock Wins National Academy of Engineering’s Gordon Prize

Stanford Biodesign's founder, Paul Yock, was recently honored with the 2018 Bernard M. Gordon prize for innovation in engineering and technology education.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 11/17/17  Verily Executive Outlines Future Healthcare Goals at Fogarty Lecture

According to Jessica Mega, CMO at Verily, new technologies to collect, understand, and act on data will enable us to predict and prevent disease.

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Stanford Medicine, 10/18/17  Stanford Surgeons Use VR to Enhance Education

Surgeons such as Stanford Biodesign faculty member James Wall are using virtual reality in innovative ways to improve medical education.

Stanford Engineering News, 9/19/17  An Engineering Course Aims to Solve Real-World Problems in Healthcare

The challenges are real. Failure is common. But the accomplishments in the Bioengineering Capstone Course show that these graduating seniors are poised for leadership.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 9/14/17 Biodesign Fellows to Focus on Innovation in Orthopedics

Learm more about the clinical focus area for this year's Biodesign Innovation Fellows.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 8/10/17 Stanford Students Develop App to Boost Nutrition for Low-Income Californians

Read about a team of Stanford Biodesign students that is developing an app to help low-income Californians improve their diet.

Stanford Medicine News, 6/28/17 Richard Popp Receives Hewlett Award

Dr. Richard Popp, Stanford Biodesign’s Director for Ethics and Policy, received the prestigious Albion Walter Hewlett Award, which honors an "exceptional physician with ties to Stanford."

6/19/17 Stanford Medicine 2017 Health Trends Report: Harnessing the Power of Data in Health

The inaugural issue of the Stanford Medicine health care trends report shows that big data will transform health care in the future but that more needs to be done to train doctors and patients in data management and analysis. The report references Stanford Biodesign as an example of a group on campus using new technologies to develop predictive devices to prevent disease before it strikes.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 6/16/17 Biodesign Students Display Healthcare Innovations

Read about the first ever Stanford Biodesign Health Technology Showcase, during which 10 teams of students presented the unmet healthcare needs they’ve identified and their solutions for addressing them.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 6/8/17 Graduating Stanford Biodesign Fellows Offer Hard-Won Lessons in Innovation

Biodesign Innovation Fellows Craig Nichols and Janene Fuerch share lessons learned from their fellowship experience.