Biodesign : the process of innovating medical technologies /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Description:xxxv, 742 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language:English
Series:Cambridge texts in biomedical engineering
Cambridge texts in biomedical engineering.
Subject:Biomedical engineering.
Biomedical engineering.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8119323
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Other authors / contributors:Zenios, Stefanos A.
Makower, Josh.
Yock, Paul G.
ISBN:9780521517423 (hbk.)
0521517427 (hbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Review by Choice Review

This large edited volume, featuring dozens of contributing authors and a team of editors from Stanford University, attempts to cover all aspects of the processes involved in the design of medical devices, ranging from the identification of an unmet clinical need to invention and implementation. Project management and entrepreneurship are a particular focus, rather than technical concepts in biology and engineering. Specific topics include market analysis, brainstorming, intellectual property, FDA regulation, business models, prototyping, marketing, and finance. Contributors use a large number of real-world examples from successful companies and academic design teams to illustrate the concepts. An abundance of figures and reproduced original documents keep the book visually interesting. It could serve as a companion work for the year-long senior design sequence taught in many biomedical engineering undergraduate programs or perhaps in elective courses on medical devices offered in business management programs. A companion Web site offers additional relevant material to supplement the topics covered in the text. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and professionals/practitioners. M. R. King Cornell University

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