Spirair Advances Office-Based Solution to Widespread Nasal Issue During Biodesign Summer Extension Program

Good ideas can come from anywhere, but as the Fogarty Institute has found over and over, the Stanford Biodesign Summer Extension program is a rich source for innovation. That’s why it has partnered with Stanford Biodesign to give promising projects even more hands-on expertise, including one-on-one and group mentoring, recommendations specialized to the company’s unique needs,

Fogarty Institute Helps Advance Promising Projects from Stanford Biodesign

For several years, the Fogarty Institute has partnered with Stanford Biodesign’s Summer Extension program, which provides funding to help advance promising projects. The Institute offers these young companies its signature hands-on mentoring from each member of the executive team, in addition to a dedicated mentor, along with a comprehensive development plan and opportunity to participate in educational workshops tailored to their specific needs.

Intrinsic Motivation a Key Trait for Successful Leadership

Success in leadership and entrepreneurship is often attributed to a balance of hard and soft skills. But there’s another factor that might be overlooked, and that’s the role that intrinsic motivation plays. In medtech, for example, we see company founders routinely ascribe their success to a deep desire to help patients, rather than just a drive for monetary gain.

Q&A with Denise Zarins, Fogarty Institute’s Chief Technical Officer

As we look ahead to the eventual easing of shelter-in-place requirements, companies are considering how to tackle the next phase of re-entry. Recently, we had the pleasure of hearing from Denise Zarins, Zach Edmonds, MD, and Gayle Kuokka, the dedicated re-entry leads for the Fogarty Institute, who held a collaborative discussion with our companies-in-residence and outside healthtech startups.

Are You Reaping the Full Benefits of Mentoring? Three Industry Leaders Share Insights

Most successful professionals will agree that if there is a “secret to success,” it’s having a mentor. And that holds true for the medtech profession as well, judging by the results of our Diversity by Doing (DxD) HealthTech survey. As noted in our recent report, both men and women who had a mentor reported significantly higher job satisfaction than those who didn’t.

Diversity by Doing Aims to Close the Gap on Gender Disparities in Healthtech

Diversity and inclusion have always been a goal of the Fogarty Institute, and over the past year we have been collaborating with the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign and Maria Sainz, president and CEO of AEGEA Medical, on ways to achieve a more diverse representation within the healthtech field.

The team developed the Diversity by Doing (DxD) Healthtech initiative to identify and raise awareness of inequity,

Spotlight: Pamela and Edward Taft, Philanthropists

Countless lives in the community and around the world have been touched by Pamela and Edward (Ed) Taft, who have made philanthropy the cornerstone of their daily lives. By generously contributing to causes they are passionate about in multiple broad areas—education, the environment and healthcare, to name three—they continue to make a lasting and profound impact.

Raydiant Oximetry Executive Team Spearheads the Launch of Ventilator Company Respirana

When Neil Ray, MD, founder and CEO of FII graduate Raydiant Oximetry and a board-certified anesthesiologist, learned about the global shortage of ventilators early in the COVID-19 crisis, he immediately considered ways that he, his colleagues and others in the Silicon Valley medtech ecosystem could help.

He first reached out to Russ DeLonzor,

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