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Young Violinist Invents Musical Solution For Arthritic Hand Sufferers

Sarah Betts Inventor There is a famous expression that “youth is wasted on the young,” but whoever coined this term did not account for the amazing exploits of a young female Violinist from Minnesota who has set out to change the world of regenerative medicine with her two recent medical device patents. Sarah Betts journey began at age 3, where she showed a remarkable aptitude for music, particularly the violin. ... Read More

New Medical Device: Restoring Sight to the Blind

An intersection of far-sighted government regulation and American entrepreneurship is accelerating interest in an innovative medical device that offers promising hope for up to 6 million people suffering from partial blindness. An electronic brain implant or bionic eye developed by Second Sight utilizes a pair of glasses equipped with cameras and external processors  to relay electrical pulses to... Read More

Portable Ultrasound Device Ushers in a New Generation of Medical Device Patents

Portable Ultrasound Patent We are living in an age of disruption with the medical device sector on the verge of being seismically altered with the next wave of phone-enabled applications that include a handheld ultrasound probe from Butterfly Networks that offers a radical new future for the way we treat patients with cancer or knee injuries. We cannot understate the dramatic opportunities available to medical device invent... Read More

How Patents Took Center Stage in the Battle for a Nobel Prize in MRI

MRI Patents Using a powerful magnetic field to safely photograph the inside of the human body and help with cancer detection is arguably one of the greatest achievements in human medicine.   It’s also a major source of controversy when considering the invention of the MRI, the patents that supported it, and the Nobel Prize accorded to two inventors around the turn of this century. When Paul Lauterbur and ... Read More

How Plastics and Intellectual Property Protection Have Reshaped the Orthodontic Medical Device Sector

Plastics, Clear Braces, and Patents I recently tipped my hat to one of the greatest inventors of the 20th Century, Dr. Leo Baekeland, The Father of Modern Plastics whose initial invention, Bakelite, led to  the development of over 15,000 industrial products, uniquely shaping events in the medical device sector, including how business leaders tackle intellectual property concerns and patents. Nowhere is this intersection of plastic... Read More