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Manufacturing at Home: Advancements in 3D Printing

posted in 3D Printing, inventors, manufacturing, medical device, orthopedics, physician inventors, prototyping, R&D, R&D projects, realize your idea, surgeons by John Kapitan

No matter where you turn, you are bound to run into a news headline expounding on the wonders of 3D printing. From medical devices to guns and even to food, it seems that possibilities are endless..

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20 Nov, 14

Creating Exponential Value, Part II: What is Your Idea Worth?

posted in innovators, inventors, medical device, orthopedics, physician inventors, Product Development, realize your idea, surgeons by John Kapitan

While it may be enticing to look for possible suitors soon after inception of your idea, chances are that the full value of that idea has not yet been realized. Could you have garnered interest..

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02 Nov, 14

Creating Exponential Value, Part I: How Far Should You Take Your Idea?

posted in innovators, intellectual property strategy, inventors, IP fit, IP services, medical device, monetize your idea, orthopedics, physician inventors, Product Development, protect your idea, realize your idea, Regulatory affairs, surgeons by Stuart Lindquist

Our series of articles for the physician inventor continues with a three-part look into the business side of developing and commercializing your ideas. Part One, presented here, introduces a few..

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23 Oct, 14

Roadmap to Success...Does Your Design Need a Second Opinion?

posted in 510(k), FDA, innovators, inventors, medical device, orthopedics, physician inventors, Product Development, protect your idea, prototyping, realize your idea, surgeons by admin

When and how to get constructive feedback throughout the development process

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26 Sep, 14

A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors, Part 5 (installment 2)

posted in 510(k), FDA, innovators, intellectual property strategy, inventors, IP fit, medical device, orthopedics, physician inventors, Product Development, prototyping, realize your idea, Regulatory affairs, surgeons by John Kapitan

The Top Ten Things to Avoid

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26 Sep, 14

A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors, Part 5 (installment 1 of 2)

posted in FDA 510(k), innovators, intellectual property strategy, inventors, IP fit, medical device, orthopedics, physician inventors, Product Development, prototyping, realize your idea, Regulatory affairs, surgeons by John Kapitan

The Top Ten Things to Avoid

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15 Sep, 14

Making the Case for Industrial Design and Human Factors

posted in 510(k), FDA, IP fit, manufacturing, Product Development, prototyping, Regulatory affairs by Ryan Lewis

An all too familiar dilemma: a physician has a great idea, but can only take it so far. A new device, a change to a procedure, a way to save time in the OR; medical technology is driven by..

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27 Aug, 14

A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors, Part 4: The Cost of Developing Your Idea

posted in 510(k), FDA, feasibility studies, innovators, intellectual property strategy, inventors, IP fit, manufacturing, medical device, orthopedics, physician inventors, Product Development, prototyping, realize your idea, Regulatory affairs, surgeons by John Kapitan

This series of articles focuses on a different paradigm for bringing new ideas to market, one in which you as a surgeon inventor retain control over designs, aggressively pursue milestones on your..

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20 Aug, 14

A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors, Part 3: Technologies for Development of Your Ideas

posted in 510(k), FDA, innovators, intellectual property strategy, inventors, IP fit, medical device, orthopedics, physician inventors, Product Development, prototyping, realize your idea, Regulatory affairs, surgeons by John Kapitan

Traditionally, as a surgeon inventor, you may have waited for one of the large implant companies to recognize the value of your new product idea. Then the game began by negotiating timelines, team..

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18 Jul, 14

A Roadmap to Success for Surgeon Inventors, Part 2: Is Your Next Product Idea Viable?

posted in 510(k), FDA, feasibility studies, innovators, intellectual property strategy, inventors, IP fit, manufacturing, medical device, orthopedics, physician inventors, Product Development, prototyping, realize your idea, Regulatory affairs, surgeons by John Kapitan

Is Your Next Product Idea Viable?

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01 Jul, 14

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