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Medical Device Innovation
This seminar explores the process by which new medical technologies are designed, evaluated, and adopted for clinical use, and addresses key questions relevant to aspiring healthcare innovators. How are medical needs identified, and solutions devised? How do clinical trial design, FDA regulation, insurance reimbursement, and healthcare reform impact commercial success? What do healthcare venture capitalists look for in an investment? How is digital health revolutionizing medtech? Guest lecturers include prominent inventors, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors, and the class will visit local design firms and medical device companies. Hands-on design projects will challenge students to invent and prototype their own device-based answers to existing clinical needs. No previous engineering training is required.