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“Let’s forget about how many of you have invested in Bitcoin. How many have just heard of Bitcoin or blockchain?” began Jad Mubaslat, founder of Bitquick, and Industrial and Human Factors engineer.
“How many of you understand it?” he continued. (Not so many hands went up and – I won’t lie – I had to watch his presentation more than once to “get it.”)
“Blockchain is not going to completely revolutionize how you build medical devices, but it is going to revolutionize how that data flows in the background, and how effective your medical devices can be, and how they can take advantage of the data going around.”
Jad explained what a blockchain is, how it fits into healthcare, and answered the question, “Do you need one?”
If you have an interest in blockchain and how it may affect your business, give a listen.
I made the video and slides free for everyone – even had it transcribed for your download. 😊
This time next week I’m boarding a plane to San Diego to spend quality time with group members eager to make new connections and keep abreast of the latest thinking in medical device design, development, manufacturing, and commercialization.
I got a lot of positive reviews on the agenda.
We can accommodate another dozen or so folks – so please reply to this email if there’s even a chance you might attend. (I have to finalize food and beverage numbers with the Hyatt by Friday.)
The event is geared equally for senior and junior levels. If you’re senior, you’ll return with ideas the team can use. If junior, you’ll return with specifics lessons, materials, and action items to do your job better.
Our keynote speaker is Lance Black, Medical Device Innovation Lead at Texas Medical Center
He served in the U.S. Air Force, where he completed a residency in family medicine with additional training in aerospace medicine. He had the opportunity to deploy twice during his service, first as Chief of the Medical Staff at Manas Transit Base in Kyrgyzstan, and then as a Squadron Flight Surgeon in Okinawa, Japan.
During his time in Manas, Lance helped to create a mobile modular medical facility aimed to uplift the surrounding defunct healthcare system. In Japan, he responded to in-flight emergencies and orchestrated protocols ensuring the safety of F-22 pilots and their crew.
His work with wounded warrior amputees during his military career and his background in biological engineering prompted him to refocus his efforts from patient care to the design and development of medical devices.
Following the completion of his commitment to the military, Lance attended Georgia Tech’s Masters of Biomedical Innovation and Development program to include one year in their Masters of Industrial Design program.
Now as Medical Device Innovation Lead, Lance focuses on the resident companies of TMCx by supporting their efforts in developing innovative health care technologies.
His Keynote Topic:
Did you know Texas Medical Center is the world’s largest? And did you know they spend millions annually on medical device innovation with players ranging from industry titans to the smallest start-ups?
Then come listen to Dr. Black and learn how TMC – potentially one of your biggest customers – looks at innovation and how it fosters it among companies like yours!
P.P.S. Special thanks to RTI – The Industrial Internet of Things Connectivity Company. Their 10x sponsorship made it possible for us to make some seating available for students and those in transition. Thank you!
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Hiring managers and recruiters, let’s get these nice people some jobs!
List your opportunities at https://medgroup.biz/jobs anytime this month for just $39 using code OCTOBER.
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Discussions You May Have Missed
Got a question? This is a free resource for all members. Ask yours at medicaldevicesgroup.net/question/add.
Valeria Fast Wouterlood, Training and Development Manager at Venn Life Sciences, asks for “A question about annual safety reporting medical devices (pre-marketing).“
Kasper Friis, Head of UX & Design at Technolution A/S, asks, “How do you make sure that people will love your product?“
Thank you for being part of our Medical Devices Group community!
Make it a great week.
P.S. If you can’t afford the time to attend the entire 10x for ENGINEERS conference – no problem! Come only for Dr. Black’s talk on Wednesday night. Stay for the reception! Register now.
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