Start-Ups To Watch—Zenflow: A Reduced-Risk, Office-Based Procedure for BPH
The MedTech Strategist, 1/17/17
For men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia, many device companies have tried to fill the treatment gap between pharmaceutical therapy and tissue-injuring procedures performed in surgical suites. Very few have succeeded in offering an office-based procedure that patients can walk away from without pain and/or a temporary urinary catheter in place. Early-stage Zenflow believes it can achieve this with a permanent implant that’s easily delivered with the tools urologists use in their office every day.
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.
The Impact of Postgraduate Health Technology Innovation Training: Outcomes of the Stanford Biodesign Fellowship
Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 12/21/16
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.
Q&A with Paul Yock, MD, Founder and Director of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign
Medical Innovation News, 9/29/2016
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.
Biodesign Fellows to Develop Health Technology for Aging Adults
Stanford Medicine News Center, 9/23/2016
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.
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.
Weekend Workshop Shows Patients and Clinicians a New Approach for Addressing Their Everyday Issues
Stanford Children’s Health Blog, 8/18/2016
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 Doctors Use Biodesign Training to Spark Health Innovation in Brazil
Stanford Medicine Scope, 8/5/16
How did three Stanford doctors — a sleep surgeon, an ophthalmologist and a urogynecologist — along with Biodesign Innovation Fellowship alumnus Ravi Pamnani, end up in Brazil leading a two-week biodesign bootcamp?
How did Stanford Biodesign evolve over 15 years to become a global influence in health technology innovation?
The MedTech Strategist, 6/30/16
In a recent article in The MedTech Strategist, David Cassak interviewed (from left) Paul Yock, Uday Kumar, Lyn Denend, Todd Brinton, Tom Krummel, & Josh Makower to find out.
A look at Stanford Biodesign
Stanford Medicine Scope, 5/5/16
In its first 15 years, Stanford Bidoesign has trained more than 1,000 graduate students and nearly 200 fellows, who spend a year or two on campus identifying important unmet clinical needs and developing technologies to improve patient care.
Meet the doctor turned inventor who wants to make India’s healthcare accessible
Tech in Asia 4/28/16
A huge problem facing today’s health tech sector is making its benefits available and accessible for everyone, including those who may not live in big cities or bring in a handsome salary. Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi, an alumnus of the Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship, is helping tackle this challenge in India.
Filtering pollution one nostril at a time
Could this device cure your child’s night terrors?
CBS News, 4/18/16
Two alumni of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellowship, Dr. Andy Rink and Varun Boriah created a device they call the Lully Sleep Guardian and won financial backing from Y Combinator to produce it.
Government of Canada Announces a $21.4 Million Investment in Innovative Research Projects that Prepare Science and Engineering Graduates for Jobs
Market Wired, 4/14/16
A new government-backed program at McGill University will emphasize innovation-oriented teamwork, pioneering for the first time in Canada a training model originally developed at Stanford Biodesign.
MedTech Innovation Ecosystem: What can Asia learn and adapt from Silicon Valley?
Paul Yock, Founder and Director of Stanford Biodesign, spoke on the radically changing environment in medtech innovation. Building on his keynote lecture, thought leaders from different countries deliberated on the topic- “MedTech Innovation Ecosystem: What can Asia learn and adapt from Silicon Valley?”