|Location:||MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA 02420|
|Dinner Reservation Deadline:||September 11, 2017 @ 6pm|
Commercialization of an academic medical device, the road less travelled
The promise of making a difference and advancing healthcare drives many individuals in academia and industry to innovate, develop and commercialize medical devices. However, the road can be daunting, particularly from within the ‘safe’ confines of an academic setting. Here, I will discuss the ‘NinePoint’ story and the journey from academia through commercialization of an advanced optical imaging technology (Optical Coherence Tomography) for early diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer. I will share some personal vignettes and provide key takeaways for those interested in taking a similar path.