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Episode: 170 - Stanford Professor Dr. Joshua Makower Talks Multidisciplinary Innovation in the Medical Device and Consumer Product Markets
27-09-2022
Episode: 170 - Stanford Professor Dr. Joshua Makower Talks Multidisciplinary Innovation in the Medical Device and Consumer Product Markets
Dr. Josh Makower is one of the few multidisciplinary leaders making a tremendous and broad-reaching impact on the medical device and consumer product industries. As an inventor, professor, CEO, and venture capitalist with experiences in medicine, bioengineering, business, and big pharma, Makower has led the charge in creating some of the most unique and practical designs.  In this episode, host Geoff Pardo speaks with Makower about his interests in science and technology at an early age, his college transition from music to engineering, and what he believes is the future of biodesign. Makower details the mechanics of his inventions for incontinence, chronic sinusitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and women’s health as part of the nine companies he created in the past 25 years. Finally, he speaks about the joy of teaching and offers sage advice to up-and-coming medtech innovators: “My classic piece of advice for anyone getting into any health-related field is you really have to be perseverant. You have to never give up because there are so many reasons to turn away and give up, but if you have a dream and believe in what you’re doing and are willing to listen and adapt, that’s key. I think anyone can win, and it’s just about believing in yourself and your vision.” Links from this episode:  Stanford University Stanford University School of Medicine ExploraMed, a medical device incubator Coravin Willow