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Annals of Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 41, Issue 9, pp 1834-1840

BioInnovate Ireland—Fostering Entrepreneurial Activity Through Medical Device Innovation Training

  • M. S. BruzziAffiliated withBioInnovate Ireland, National University of Ireland GalwayBiomedical Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway Email author 
  • , J. H. LinehanAffiliated withDepartment of Bioengineering, Biodesign Program, Stanford UniversityDepartment of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

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Abstract

In the midst of a rich environment for medical device development and manufacturing, universities can play a critical role by developing relevant training programs to produce entrepreneurs who can be efficient and successful in creating early stage companies by understanding deeply the issues involved in creating a useful device, how to raise money, designing early clinical studies and locating manufacturing partners.

Keywords

Medical devices Innovation Educational programmes