Med Tech Monday

Med Tech Monday

A podcast series covering Trends, Technologies, Entrepreneurship, and Innovations coming out of the Medical Technologies Space

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The Intersection of Business, Innovation, & Design

We're back and ready to talk about Med Tech innovation, commercialization, and startup development! In this episode, NEMIC’s Co-founder and Healthcare Innovator Aidan Petrie joins Ayan Bhandari, Senior Human-Centered Industrial Designer at Ximedica and CEO of his own startup Nuway to recap how we implemented NEMIC's Innovation Design Sprint Process at the COVID-19 Response Innovation Hackathons. Both guests teach the Business of Design course at RISD, where they focus on the intersection of Design and Business. Listen in as two incredibly talented designers speak to the importance of implementing a tried and true design process to invent ideas that move healthcare forward. This amazing interview is packed with tons of insights on the innovation and design process, so please make sure to tune in! Today's Guest Aidan Petrie Aidan is a healthcare innovator, strategist, and mentor. He is a founding Partner of NEMIC (New England Medical Innovation Center), a partner in Magpie Medtech Venture Fund, and a founding partner of Ximedica. He is also a Fellow of the Provost at RISD and a mentor and adviser to multiple startups.  His passion for innovation and design has helped bring hundreds of products to market that range from simple drug compliance aids to wearable therapeutics, home monitoring products, and complex surgical systems. Ayan Bhandari Ayan is a Senior Human-Centered Industrial Designer at Ximedica. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nuway and an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design. Since graduating from Virginia Tech in 2013, Ayan has honed his skills at various start-ups and corporations, culminating at Ximedica.  Key Take-Aways The capability of working simultaneously with a good process is what makes innovation sprints successful.  Ideas come from more than just one place or one person. It comes from energizing the domain expertise that comes from the whole company.  Fear is the misuse of your imagination.  Create opportunities to use your talent.  Medical innovation is difficult. It's not just about a good idea. It's not even just about good design. It's not even just about good ergonomics. There is a business and an infrastructure. There are material restrictions. The medical health care industry is the largest industry in the country. If you want to create something amazing, you have to put in so much work.  Resources NEMIC | Ximedica | Ayan's Email | Ayan's LinkedIn
June 14, 2021

Two Programs for Med Tech Entrepreneurs: Free to Rhode Islanders + Meet Our New Co-host

On this episode you will meet our new co-host, Maey Petrie and learn the backstories of how two young women in Providence, Rhode Island ended up hosting a Med Tech commercialization focused podcast and are supporting the growth of Southern New England's Med Tech ecosystem. Also, we introduce two NEMIC Programs that just launched to support Med Tech entrepreneurs ( free to Rhode Islanders). Applications are now open for our Med Tech Leadership Program and Digital Health Accelerator. Listen to learn more.
November 30, 2020

Ecosystem Spotlight: MMID – Developing Medical Products for the US and Europe

On this episode, we spotlight MMID's Providence Office with guest Steven Nijenhuis, Cluster Manager. MMID is an product development group based in the Netherlands that focuses on developing healthcare and regulated medical devices. Steven joins us to share why Providence, RI was chosen as the groups first and only US based office, their competencies in not only developing products for the US market but, accelerating the transition to the European market, and tells us about one of his favorite projects, which was completed during COVID with their partner Drager.
November 2, 2020

The Front End of Medical Product Development: The Importance of Early Stage Design Considerations for Early Stage Entrepreneurs

On this episode of Med Tech Monday, guest David Copeland, Director of Human Centered Industrial Design at Ximedica, joins us for a conversation around how entrepreneurs can successfully commercialize beginning at the early stages of designing a medical product. David also talks about the integration of research and user design inputs, and the importance of failing early. In the digital age of COVID-19, Ximedica and their partners have also pivoted to accomplish user and product testing remotely, listen to find out how.
October 19, 2020

NEMIC Fall 2020 Events

On this episode, Danielle Sturm, is joined by her colleague, Maey Petrie, Program Manager at NEMIC to update us on all the programs and events available to support Southern New England's Med Tech ecosystem. Listen to learn about out upcoming programming and events. NEMIC Fellow, ResusciTech also joins us for an update on their startup and launch of their app.
September 29, 2020

Big Data Analytics in Healthcare:

Ximedica's Director of Technical Innovation and Advanced Analytics, Jennet Toyjanova joins us for an extremely enlightening and forward thinking discussion around how big data and analytics currently influences the development of medical technologies. Then shares how the utilization of these tools will influence moving towards a more connected healthcare system to better patient's lives and the steps she imagines we need to take to build the infrastructure to support it.
September 14, 2020

About Med Tech Monday

Med Tech Monday is a bi-weekly podcast series covering new trends, tech, innovation, and the US Med Tech startup industry. With a hyper-focus on SouthernNew England's Med Tech ecosystem, cohosts Danielle Sturm and Maey Petrie of NEMIC, are joined by an array of guests starting their own company, working on lifechanging technologies, or supporting the commercialization of regulated innovations. This podcast is made possible by the New England Medical Innovation Center, a Med Tech Venture Studio otherwise, know as NEMIC.
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Danielle Sturm

Danielle Sturm

Danielle Sturm has been involved with startups and entrepreneurs, in some fashion, for her entire career and likes to focus on facilitating connections and business development opportunities for startups and small businesses in her community.

She got her start in the medical technology industry, while she was simultaneously working on her BA and MBA at Johnson & Wales University when she was hired as the first employee at the New England Medical Innovation Center (NEMIC) in 2018. Through her work at NEMIC and on the Med Tech Monday podcast series she supports and leads initiatives in that build, foster, and support Med Tech companies in Southern New England, USA.
Maey Petrie

Maey Petrie

Maey Petrie runs both domestic and global programs at the New England Medical Innovation Center. She works in the development, program/project management, bookkeeping, operations, and execution of all programs.

Her experience in the medical industry began as a marketing and business development intern at Ximedica, where she became fascinated by the field. In the last 2 years, Maey has managed over a dozen startups, has designed 9 educational programs, and has overseen the development of 56 hours of training. Maey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami where she triple majored in Finance, Marketing, and Psychology.

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