They said it at DeviceTalks Boston

Proximie CEO Nadine Hachach-Haram [Photo courtesy of Proximie]Medtech insiders convened at DeviceTalks Boston 2022 in May to discuss device design, innovation and trends shaping the industry now and in the years and decades ahead.

Here are some of the most quotable insights from panelists and speakers at our live event.

And make sure to save the date — and save your seat — for DeviceTalks West in Santa Clara, California on Oct. 19 and 20.

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Here’s where Harvard’s engineering dean sees medtech research going

Harvard University constructed a 500,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) for SEAS in Boston’s Allston neighborhood in 2020. [Image courtesy of Harvard SEAS]Surgical robotics, artificial intelligence, and combatting climate change are but some of the priorities that have Harvard’s engineering school dean excited.

Speaking today at DeviceTalks Boston, Frank J. Doyle III described the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as a “well-kept secret” historically. But Harvard engineering is staking a strong position when it comes to medtech innovation.

Doyle noted that the school he runs has 5% of the faculty — and produces 40% of the startups out of Harvard.

The university constructed a 500,000-square-foot Science and Engineering Complex (SEC) for SEAS in Boston’s Allston neighborhood in 2020. Other exciting developments include a $500 million gift from Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg …

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Discover where this artificial pancreas pioneer sees medtech development going

Frank Doyle — a prolific medical device inventor and Harvard engineering school leader — will discuss the future of medtech development during DeviceTalks Boston, May 10–11, 2022.

A pioneer in developing artificial pancreas technology to treat diabetes, Doyle will share his insights on the future of medical device development, including the expanding role of robotics and artificial intelligence.

(Register today!)

Doyle is the Dean of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His success earned him election into the National Academy of Engineering last year (and National Academies of Medicine and Inventors before that).

Doyle will hit upon several critical areas during his keynote presentation at DeviceTalks Boston including:

What lessons he learned from the many years spent developing the complicated systems and algorithms of an artificial pancreas and providing the support necessary to bring it to market. How, i…
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How bioengineers tackled the leaky mask problem

Researchers from Harvard and MIT have formed a company to mass-produce a more effective three-ply mask for everyday use.

The Ultra Fit mask’s design improvements include extending the nose wire all around the mask and making the ear loops adjustable. [Image courtesy of Katharos Labs]Anyone who wears glasses knows that the ubiquitous blue pleated mask leaks vapor upward, despite the wire designed to conform to the shape of the nose.

Less obvious is the leakage from the mask’s sides and bottom, which a sneeze or cough can increase many times over. While three-ply disposable masks provide some protection for the wearer and those around them, they could be much safer for all.

That’s the conclusion of a team of researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital. They set out to develop a more practical everyday mask that could be mass-produced and…

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Americans apparently trust healthcare professionals more than FDA, CDC

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As the U.S. tries to reach a post-COVID-19 pandemic “normal,” Americans are placing more trust in nurses and doctors than agencies such as the CDC and FDA, according to a new survey from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The survey took place Feb. 11 – March 15, 2021 among a nationally representative, probability-based sample of 1,305 adults. Go to our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing to find out more about the results. 

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