Podcast of the Week: The Health Technology Podcast

This podcast is good for those who are interested in: medical technology, pioneering clinical stories, enterprise and startup businesses

Typical length of episodes: approximately 20 minutes to an hour.

How often a new episode comes out: irregularly varies from several times each week to once per month.

Episode topics: securing a strong IP position as a company, commercializing platforms for patients, medical business incubators, changing the health care ecosystem

Sample episode — “#22. Mike Harrison: Pioneering Fetal Surgery”: In this episode, the host interviews Dr. Michael R. Harrison, who was the first surgeon to operate on a human fetus in the womb. The “whole fetal life was a blackbox mystery,” Harrison says in the podcast, as he recounts the time of the first fetal surgery in recorded history. He explains how he had to bend social and scientific norms at the time in order to fix a diaphoretic hernia within a fetus. His endeavors later lead to the production medical devices that are still used today for fetal surgery. He is now a principal investigator and clinical lead at the UCSF Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium and the director emeritus at the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center. 

Tidbit about the show: The show features interviews with physicians, entrepreneurs, and experts in areas such as IP, regulatory, and marketing. It is recorded in San Francisco.

About the hosts: Christine Winoto is the deputy director of the USCF Rosenman Institute, which helps commercialize medical device technologies in the San Francisco Bay Area and California. She is also the qualitative director for the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), a nonprofit that spans the UCSF, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz campuses. Prior to these roles, she developed business and marketing strategies for major health care systems like Kaiser Permanente and Genencor. She can be found on Twitter @ChristineWinoto.

Listen via: iTunes

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