Makower named new head of Stanford Biodesign program

The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign last night announced a new director with a familiar face – its co-founder Josh Makower, one of the more successful and prolific medtech entrepreneurs.

This represents a homecoming of sorts for Makower, who co-founded the Stanford University center with Paul Yock in 2000. For years he’s also led the ExploraMed medical device incubator at the center. He also recently served in a general partner role at the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates.

Stanford hosted a webinar announcing the replacement for Yock. The recorded announcement wasn’t available this morning, but the appointment was praised on social media.

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Edwards Brinton shares successful strategies to building medtech career

In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly podcast , Todd Brinton, MD, corporate vice president of advanced technology and chief scientific officer at Edwards Lifesciences, delivers heartfelt and hard won advice to professionals looking to find a home in the medtech industry.

Brinton’s own path to Edwards took an unusual root, starting first at medtech start-ups before he forced his way into medical school. After securing his MD, he landed in a job he thought he’d never have, learned to love it and then gathered the courage to walk away from it to pursue his new role at Edwards.

DeviceTalks Host Tom Salemi spoke with Brinton in March.

DeviceTalks by MassDevice · DTW’s Commencement Speaker- Todd Brinton, MD, Edwards Lifesciences on building a career in medtech
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