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3/20/23FROM THE INNOVATOR'S WORKBENCH WITH Casey McGlynn

Mark your calendar for an evening of storytelling with Casey McGlynn. A partner at Wilson Sonsini who formed the life sciences practice at the firm, McGlynn has formed, represented, sold, and taken public many of the most important medical device companies founded during the last 30 years. Register now!

Stanford Report, 11/9/22Stanford students and faculty create a mobile app to help understand and treat pain

Researchers struggled to gather quantitative and qualitative data to measure patients’ pain but a new mobile app, created by Stanford Biodesign students, will collect information that can help guide treatment.

Stanford Daily, 10/31/22REP. ANNA ESHOO TALKS HEALTHCARE INNOVATION AND HER CAREER DURING BYERS CENTER EVENT

US Representative Anna Eshoo, whose district includes Stanford, stressed the importance of policy and regulation in allowing for healthcare innovation during a recent conversation with Kavita Patel, a senior policy advisor at the Byers Center for Biodesign.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/7/22TREATING MEDICAL DEVICES MORE LIKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WILL BE A BIG WIN FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS

In this editorial, Stanford Biodesign's director Josh Makower spotlights how, even after FDA approval, patients on Medicare routinely wait years for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine whether to provide them with access to a clinically proven, effective new health technologies. 

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NIH News, 8/26/22 NIH ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2022 DEBUT CHALLENGE

Congratulations to the Stanford Biodesign students who were among the winners in the 11th annual Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge, with prizes totaling $130,000.

Stanford Report, 7/22/22 The BUDI System

Learn how medical student Blynn Shideler and his teammates from Biodesign's Digital Health courses created a wearable device for children with cerebral palsy that could provide therapy for young patients everywhere.

MedTech Intelligence 7/19/2022Increasing Diversity in MedTech

Founded in 2020 by Fogarty Innovations and the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, Diversity by Doing (DxD) is taking concrete action to increase diversity in the medtech industry. Ingrid Ellerbe, executive director of DxD, and Andrew Cleeland, CEO of Fogarty Innovation, talk about the mission of DxD and the resources it offers the industry.

Stanford Medicine News, 7/7/22 ‘Digital Human’ Helps Teach Stanford Study Participants to Walk with Less Stress on Knees

Read about the exciting work Stanford Biodesign advisor Scott Delp is doing in his lab to help combat osteoarthritis.