A chance meeting between a customer service specialist and an orthopedic surgeon several years ago has coalesced into a powerful, privately-held medical 3D printing company that’s using its patent portfolio to reshape the way patients approach knee, back and spine surgeries. Thinking Robot has risen from obscurity to recently announced plans to build an $84 million manufacturing facility in the ... Read More
My recent keynote address to The Gathering of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists (SimGHOSTS) offered additional opportunities for me to review some breakthrough inventions in this arena, including a patent-pending on an Ultrasound Training Simulator (OTS) capable of producing realistic and anatomically true images of live tissue in the eye. Falling under a branch of medicine termed ocul... Read More
An innovative team of medical device entrepreneurs operating out of Miami, FL, have successfully secured $1.5 million in funding for their patented Sinusleeve™ balloon that looks set to transform traditional Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) procedures. One of several patents was granted several years ago for the balloon sinus dilation sleeve that targets Chronic Sinusitis, a condition affecting ov... Read More
Medical Inventors, sometimes a personal injury or setback can trigger the genesis of new idea that radically transforms the way we perceive – and ultimately craft - a common medical device that has been around for decades. Consider this real-life example: When Brett Adams suffered a snowboarding injury, it dawned on him that this his traditional crutches needed a drastic overhaul.
Did you know that the one inventor is responsible for the invention of both the ear thermometer and an instrument to measure calories? Dr. Theodor Benzinger passed away several years ago, but his medical device patents live on in a variety of applications and apparatuses. It shows us his deep connection to patients and an unrivaled ability to turn ideas into reality. There were all ... Read More