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Stanford Medicine Scope, 4/20/17 Minimizing Risk in Health Technology Innovation – A Checklist

New health technologies require millions of dollars and many years to bring into patient care ... and many fail along the way. Learn how the biodesign innovation process helps innovators mitigate critical risks before they make this long-term commit.

YouTube, 3/29/17 Doctors As Inventors: Episode 1 - Why Your Doctor Should Daydream

Dan Azagury, Assistant Director for the Specialty Fellowship, describes Stanford Biodesign’s approach and why it’s so impactful.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 2/17/17 Innovator addresses sleep-disordered breathing at Stanford Biodesign event

Peter Farrell, the founder of ResMed, a global company focused on treatments for sleep apnea and other chronic respiratory disorders, was the featured speaker at the latest "From The Innovator’s Workbench" event hosted by the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

January 2017 A Field Guide to Innovation

Learn how Stanford-India Biodesign alumnus Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is using the biodesign innovation process to develop low-cost technologies that solve healthcare problems in India. Many of his innovations leverage healthcare field workers to provide services to patients in remote rural areas.

Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 12/21/16 The Impact of Postgraduate Health Technology Innovation Training: Outcomes of the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship

This new study assesses the career focus, leadership trajectory, and productivity of 114 Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alumni (2001-15). We proudly measure our success by the people we train and their contributions to the health technology ecosystem.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 12/7/16 Former Stanford Biodesign Fellows Working To Combat Night Terrors

Andy Rink and Varun Boriah have developed a device that can rid children and their families of a frightening sleep disorder.

Stanford Medicine Scope, 11/23/16 Stanford Biodesign focuses on innovation in aging

Learn how the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellows are going from hospital to home (and everywhere in between) to uncover important unmet healthcare needs related to aging and longevity

Stanford Medicine Scope, 11/16/16 Two Weeks In China: Lessons On Innovating Abroad

Learn how Biodesign Faculty Fellow Robert Chang is helping spread the biodesign innovation process to China.

OBG Management, November 2016 Fostering Surgical Innovation: The Path Forward

Read about a roundtable, led by Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow Dr. Eric Sokol and featuring Biodesign Innovation Fellow Elise DeVries, focused on ways to unfreeze the "innovation chill" in gynecologic surgery.

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Stanford Engineering, 10/17/16 Why Health Care Innovation Begins by First Understanding the Need

Read why Stanford Biodesign’s Paul Yock believes that a needs-driven approach to innovation is essential in the health care sector.

eCorner, 10/10/2016 Is "Lean" the Secret to Startup Success?

Stanford Biodesign’s Executive Director, Gordon Saul, comments on why the lean-startup methodology isn’t necessarily an optimal fit for health technology innovation.

Medical Innovation News, 9/29/2016 Q&A with Paul Yock, MD, Founder and Director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign

The Fogarty Institute for Innovation caught up with Paul Yock to discuss Stanford Biodesign, its impact on young innovators, its relationship with the Fogarty Institute, and exciting trends in the medtech training space.

Stanford Medicine News Center, 9/23/2016 Biodesign Fellows to Develop Health Technology for Aging Adults

The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign has joined Stanford Health Care’s efforts to advance care for the aging population by selecting aging as the clinical focus for its 2016-17 Biodesign Innovation Fellowship program.

9/16/2016 Stanford Biodesign Helps Asia Pacific Region Strengthen Its Health Tech Innovation Ecosystem

Building on its own experience in the US, Stanford Biodesign recently had the unique opportunity to help convene a group of leaders from universities and governmental institutions across the Asia Pacific region to help them explore potential synergies in teaching health technology innovation.

MedTech Insight, 8/30/16 From Small Republics Big Ideas Grow

Learn how the Singapore-Stanford Biodesign program is nurturing a new generation of commercially-minded innovators in Asia.

The Economic Times, 8/26/2016 How Medical Devices Start-Ups are Taking a Plunge into Manufacturing

Abhinav Ramani, an alumni of the Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship, comments on how (and why) India’s manufacturing sector in health technology is expanding.

Stanford Children’s Health Blog, 8/18/2016 Weekend Workshop Shows Patients and Clinicians a New Approach for Addressing Their Everyday Issues

Stanford Biodesign faculty member Ross Venook and a team of others from the nonprofit DFarm partnered with the Ronald McDonald House to provide nine clinicians and 10 teen patients with a unique learning experience.

Stanford Medicine, Summer 2016 At What Cost?

Learn how Stanford Biodesign is teaching inventors to make health care better and medical technology at a time.