Medical Device Incubator Information Session - September 17, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
Practicing clinicians are responsible for many new device innovations in the marketplace. With deep insight into procedure challenges and existing device limitations, clinicians are well positioned to identify opportunities to improve the standard of care. But medical device development is complex. From defining regulatory pathways, to documenting FDA mandated design history, to building functional prototypes, navigating medical device development is a long and detailed process. So what does that mean for clinicians? What exactly do clinicians need to know? What resources can clinicians leverage to help build the value and the impact of their new device invention?
This workshop will be an interactive discussion between Boston Device Development president, Eric Sugalski, and the participating clinicians at Penn State Hershey. Several examples of device developments will be discussed and used as case studies in describing the medical device development process. Topics will include evaluating your idea, building a prototype, and collecting data to determine efficacy.
About the Speaker: Eric Sugalski is the founder and CEO of Boston Device Development. Prior to founding Boston Device in 2009, Sugalski held executive and engineering roles at product development firms, IDEO and Insight Product Development. He has designed and led the commercialization of laparoscopic electrosurgical devices, drug delivery devices and handheld imaging instruments. In addition to Sugalski’s professional experience, he has held a lecturer appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the School of Mechanical Engineering, where he co-instructed two courses in product development. Sugalski holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.