Recent remarkable advances in biomedical engineering created new opportunities to advance minimally invasive medical technology. This chapter provides an overview of multidisciplinary topics, combining computer science, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering with medicine. This chapter provides essential information for those involved with researching, designing, and using minimally invasive devices and systems. It emphasizes the technology required to accomplish minimally invasive medicine.
Understand and master surgical innovation for clinical application and identification of emerging needs.
HUMAN CENTERED OBSERVATION AND NEED FINDING
Most of us are trained by traditional education to conduct analytical research. This means we work in with a certain structure in an environment with controlled settings.
BRAINSTORMING, CONCEPT GENERATION AND PROTOTYPING
Identify, invent, implement. Push the innovation process forward and learn from cardiologist entrapreneur Farzad Azimpour how to make any brainstorming session a huge success.
CONCEPT SELECTION: UNDERSTANDING THE RULES OF THE ROAD FOR MED TECH INNOVATION
The most crucial phase of the development process for new medical products is probably concept selection. After the careful screening of many needs, you have a clear statement of a focused problem worth solving.
THE MEDICAL DEVICE APPROVAL PROCESS
What takes to bring your medical device to market? As with drugs, medical devices need to go through a regulatory process evaluating safety and efficacy. This lecture covers EU and USA regulatory body requirements and underlines the differences in between the two systems.
FDA APPROVAL FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has control over which medical devices shall be authorized on the market, this includes premarket approval, registration and listing, requirements for production using proper manufacturing practices and requ
BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN FROM A TO Z
This lecture presents the essentials steps to build an effective business plan.
ONE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT FOR THE ENTREPRENEUR
Curious about what it takes to become an entrepreneur? In this lecture Dennis McWilliams, founder and president of Apollo Endosurgery, shares his insights about the essential ingredients for the entrepreneur. Are intelligence and tenacity “THE” most important assets?
PIVOT ANS HOLD
Innovation in medicine and surgery very rarely goes as planned, especially if its a technology driven process. Business plans are needed, but how you deal with the pivots along the road is what makes the difference between success and failure.
FINANCING YOUR EMERGING HEALTCARE ENTREPRISE
How to secure funding for a successful healthcare enterprise? This lecture provides an introduction to the complex financial environment foraging healthcare innovation.
FUNDING YOUR NEW IDEA
Funding new ideas is a critical part of the invention process. Creating a successful invention does not necessarily have to be expensive, but you do have to rise some funding depending on your idea, skills and creativity.
TOP TEN TIPS FOR GRANT WRITTING
Dr. James Wall, founder and chief medical officer of InSite Medical Inc. provides us with essential information on grant writing.