Read about interesting projects coming out of Stanford Biodesign and the remarkable people who make them happen.

  • From the Innovator's Workbench with Anne Wojcicki

    As a featured speaker in the Stanford Biodesign From the Innovator’s Workbench series, Wojcicki told the story of her groundbreaking company, 23andMe —from its origin through her decision to take the company public with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that raised nearly $600 million. Read the story here.

  • Singapore Biodesign: Eleven Years of Growth Culminates in Prestigious Affiliate Status

    Over 11 years, Singapore Biodesign has grown from a single class of fellows to a robust capability initiative that has met the rigorous criteria needed to be awarded affiliate status.

  • An Innovative Partnership

    "As surgeons we tend to be very needs-oriented. We see a problem and we want to fix it." Learn how the longstanding collaboration between Stanford Biodesign and the Department of Otolaryngology is generating solutions to compelling problems like high frequency hearing loss, pediatric ear disease, and more.

  • DxD Event Showcases the Power of Mentoring for Women

    After an industry survey found that women with mentors scored significantly higher on questions around job satisfaction and an inclusive environment than women without, DxD HealthTech launched a series of virtual speed mentoring events to bring early and mid-career women together with senior industry executives for a fast-paced 90 minutes of career advice and networking.

  • Helping Define the Future of Healthcare in Israel

    2016-17 Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellow Leor Perl is working to advance the innovation ecosystem in Israel on several fronts. As an interventional cardiologist, he uses his patient experience to inspire ideas to improve care. He launched an innovation training hub inside his hospital that is moving multiple projects towards the market. And he’s putting his training to work each day as CMO of a health technology start-up that recently completed its first-in-human trials.

  • Bioengineering Students Help Keep Peritoneal Dialysis Patients Out of the Hospital

    When Alisha Birk, Mark Buckup, and Janelle Kaneda teamed up in the Bioengineering Senior Capstone Design course, the three undergraduate seniors knew nothing about kidney disease or the struggles of patients undergoing dialysis. But by the end of the academic year, they had developed an infection-detecting technology that could help keep peritoneal dialysis patients out of the hospital. Evidencing the potential of this approach, their solution won a $75,000 prize at the national KidneyX competition.

  • Training the Innovation Team

    Managing the team dynamic is as essential to the success of an innovation project as choosing the right problem to solve. Learn how the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign's director of team learning and design, Douglas Rait, helps the Innovation Fellowship teams address important unmet health needs and improve patient care.

  • Patient-centric Approach Helps Bioengineering Students Simplify Self-Catheterization

    Women unable to urinate voluntarily due to injury or illness have to perform clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) in order to empty their bladders. The procedure is difficult and often causes urinary tract infections. Inspired to make life easier for these patients, a team of senior undergraduate bioengineering students set out to develop a more intuitive approach.