Ted Kucklick –
For a number of years members have asked me to do a talk on the history of the medical device industry. This will be a talk on how the medical device industry went from small beginnings and the pioneering work of 16th century people like Ambriose Pare to the pioneers of the 20th century like Tom Fogarty, to the medtech giants of the 21st century like Stryker and Medtronic, and new forms of medtech based things like on data and robotics and 3D printing.
[Keywords for this session: VR, Virtual Reality, Team Training, Maya, Unity, PiXYZ, Experiential, Multiplayer, Analytics, Surgery]
Ted Kucklick is founder, CEO of Cannuflow, Inc., dedicated to innovative technologies for arthroscopic surgery, and has worked in R&D of innovative medical devices for numerous companies including RITA Medical (RITA) acquired by ANGO, AfX, (acquired by Guidant) Somnus (SOMN) acquired by Smith and Nephew , Sleep Solutions (now Novasom) and Starion Instruments (acquired by Pentax). Ted has a degree in product design, and a certificate from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Bio-Entrepreneur program, and is a member of the IEEE/EMBS, and AMI (medical illustration), societies and inventor on over 100 issued patents. Ted wrote The Medical Device R&D Handbook, now in its 2nd edition (2012) and wrote SME video production, Medical Applications of Rapid Prototyping, and is a regular contributor to BoneZone and Medical Design Design magazine, has been published in The Journal of Biomedical Ethics (Begel House) and frequently invited speaker on the subject of medical device innovation. Ted is a member of Keiretsu Forum and Life Science Angels.