New Book Details Biodesign Innovation Process

December 22, 2009

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New Book Details Biodesign Innovation Process

An innovation process developed by a team at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) in collaboration with hundreds of representatives from the medtech sector is described in Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies. The concept is designed to help medical technology innovators increase their chances of success in identifying important clinical needs, inventing new medical devices and instruments, and implementing these advances in patient care. A Web site has been created to serve as a companion to the text, providing readers with relevant links to support the Getting Started sections at the end of each chapter, content updates, short videos of experts in the field, and more.Published in September 2009, the book divides the innovation process into three phases: identification, invention, and implementation. These phases are further subdivided into six stages and 29 core activities, each of which is discussed in its own chapter. The volume includes more than 40 case studies.The book has received high praise from several medtech titans. John Abele, founder chairman of Boston Scientific, says it sums up "everything you ever wanted to know about medical device entrepreneurship and more." Abele adds that senior editors Stefanos Zenios, Josh Makower, and Paul Yock have led an A-class team of experienced device company builders to produce a reference document to guide an aspiring device entrepreneur through all the challenges of getting an idea to market.In the video below, Zenios discusses the concept behind the book.

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