BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MDGBoston, the New England medical device industry’s professional network, announced today that it will sponsor a forum on Wednesday, April 2, 2014: “Cardiac Disease: From Algorithms to Products,” from 5:30—8:00 p.m. at Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham.
“In addition to MDGBoston members, this forum will be of interest to medical device entrepreneurs who are developing diagnostics and therapies for atrial and ventricular fibrillation, as well as everyone interested in Cloud-based medical analytics that are coupled to wearable sensors,” said Richard Cohen, MD, PhD, Whitaker Professor in Biomedical Engineering at MIT, who will serve as Moderator.
“We also believe the forum will intrigue all of us who are interested in preventing sudden death from cardiac arrest,” said Richard O’Brien, President of MDGBoston, “including the general public, who will learn about medical devices that not only monitor the heart continuously to look for the electrical signals that predict the heart stopping, but also either alert the patient enough in advance to prevent that, or once the heart stops, to restart it.”
Featured speakers will be: Alisa Niksch, MD, Director, Pediatric Electrophysiology and Exercise Stress Lab, Tufts University Medical Center; Ravi Kuppuraj, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Infobionic; and, Richard Sanders, MS BME, Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Boston Scientific Corporation.
“Our forum is designed to be an example of the interdisciplinary collaboration required to develop medical devices, from the advanced mathematics that can analyze what appears to be random ‘noise’ in an electrocardiogram (ECG) and predict imminent heart failure, to the telemedicine that transmits the ECG to the Cloud for analysis, to the development of a whole new concept for a cardiac defibrillator that was developed by a company that was later purchased by Boston Scientific. Our three speakers, in order, take a concept and turn it into a medical device, with Dr. Niksch working with entrepreneurs developing Health IT applications, Ravi developing a product that will soon be on the market in the U.S., and Richard developing a product that is already on the market,” said Jerrold M. Shapiro, PhD, President and CEO of Fem-Medical LLC, and Secretary of MDGBoston.
MDGBoston (www.mdgboston.org) is New England’s premier organization for individual professionals in the medical device and related fields.