40 Medtech Innovators Under 40

Posted in Medical Device Business by Brian Buntz on June 1, 2012

Meet the new class of medtech industry innovators.

The medtech industry is facing profound changes. Healthcare reform has disrupted traditional reimbursement and care models. Technology is advancing at an ever-faster pace. Even patients aren’t patients anymore; they’re consumers.

All this change has seasoned industry veterans wondering how to adapt their businesses for the future. To find the answer, they might want to ask the men and women profiled on the following pages.

Earlier this year, MD+DI sought nominations for our list of 40 people under the age of 40 who are influencing medtech. We asked readers to point us to future industry leaders, and they shared with us the extraordinary stories of young people whose work is changing the landscape of the medical device business. Our 40 under 40 are developing novel technologies and companies that will transform healthcare and take us into the future.

Now, more than ever, the industry needs new ideas and new blood. As retiring Baby Boomers vacate vital positions, it’s up to the new class of medtech innovators to step up and fill those roles. Based on what we learned in speaking with the young people you’ll read about here, they’re more than prepared to take on the challenge. 

(Click on the names or headshots below to read the full profiles of the 40 Under 40.)

David Amor (25)
MEDgineering Inc.
Ryan Bernstein (24)
Cook Biotech
Jason Buelow (36)
Pentax Medical Co. 
Darin Buxbaum (31)
HourGlass Technologies 
Devon Campbell (39)
Novartis Molecular Diagnostics
Stacey Chang (37)
IDEO’s Health & Wellness Practice 
John Chopack (37)
Healthpoint Capital 
Seth Cooper (30)
University of Washington
Teyfik Demir (29)
Nancy Dougherty (24)
Proteus Biomedical 
Sean Duffy (28)
Omada Health
David Dykeman (39)
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Evan Edwards (32)
Steffanie Förster (24)
Dräeger Medical Electronics Design
Brad Gray (35)
Nanostring Technologies
Uday Gupta (38)
Global Cell Solutions and ProteiosBio
Steph Habif (36)
Stanford University
Chris Henza (29)
Regulatory Compliance Associates Inc. 
Brian Hipszer (34)
Thomas Jefferson University  
Crystal Icenhour (39)
Phthisis Diagnostic
Zen Koh (39)
Hocoma Pte Ltd 
Justin Lampropoulos (29)
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
Tan Le (34)
Emotiv Systems 
Adam Madoian (36)
ThinkTank Technologies
Philippe Marchand (39)
Sequent Medical
Andrew Marshall (39)
Ellis Meng (37)
University of Southern California
Ashik Mohan (32)
LAAx Inc.
Jasmin Nuhic (31)
Medtronic Inc.
Andrea Pais (28)
SB Microsystems
Frank Palmer (26)
ColdSteel Laser
Shawn Regan (39)
Rhythmlink International
Ryan Schoenefeld (39)

J.C. Scott (39)

Ting Shen (37)
NanoLite Systems
Amy Sheng (34)
Cell Scope

Josh Silvertown (34)
Quantum Dental
Technologies Inc.
Halle Tecco (28)
Rock Health
Neil Tierney (34)
The Future Customer
John X.J. Zhang (39)
The University of Texas at Austin


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