Clinical Changemakers
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Ep13: The Intersection of Invention, Innovation & Business | Dr Josh Makower

Ep13: The Intersection of Invention, Innovation & Business | Dr Josh Makower

“You can be successful as an innovator, even as a physician or any other background you have, as long as you follow the process and really focus on the needs. That's the key.”

— Dr Josh Makower, Director and Co-Founder of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

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In this episode, Dr Joshua Makower discusses his newest medical device approval Moximed and how his multi-disciplinary education of engineering, medicine and business has supported his successful career as an inventor. He goes on to highlight how clinicians and healthcare systems need to embrace innovation to solve some of our biggest challenges. Dr Makower puts forward how lessons working on innovation at Pfizer influenced the Biodesign approach to innovation. Finally, he covers the policy and investment landscape for progressing healthcare innovation.'

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About the guest: Josh Makower, MD is the Boston Scientific Applied Bioengineering Professor of Medicine and of Bioengineering at the Stanford University Schools of Medicine and Engineering, and is the Director and Co-Founder of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, and Founder of Stanford’s Biodesign Policy Program.  Josh also serves as a Special Partner on New Enterprise Associate's healthcare team supporting their medtech/healthtech practice.  Lastly, Josh is the Founder and Executive Chairman of ExploraMed, a medical device incubator that has created 10 companies over the past 20 years. 

Josh currently serves on the board of directors for DOTS Devices, ExploraMed, Allay Therapeutics, Lungpacer, Moximed, Willow Innovations, SetPoint Medical, X9 and Coravin. Josh holds over 300 patents and patent applications for various medical devices in the fields of cardiology, ENT, general surgery, drug delivery, plastic surgery, dermatology, aesthetics, obesity, orthopedics, women’s health and urology.

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