Taking Academic Biomedical Research Beyond the Lab Bench
This chapter uses medical devices development as an example. Taking the patient as the start point, i.e. identification of the medical need, leads into discussing how applied biomedical research can be conducted in academia that incorporates elements of industrial requirements. The relationship between technology, experts from diverse backgrounds and the real world issue of the necessity to make profit are discussed to accentuate their interdependence. The stages for activities that are better done in academia but dovetail into entrepreneur preparation are presented. Finally, the activities that are done outside academia to bring the product to market are summarized.