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Persevering Through the Doubters

February 8th, 2024

February 8, 2024 This podcast episode features a conversation with Mark Christopherson. Mark Christopherson brings over three decades of expertise to the forefront of the medical device industry, with pivotal roles at Medtronic and leadership in venture-backed startups. Mark’s track record includes foundational roles at Inspire Medical and Cryosa, where he was instrumental from the […]

Driving Global Access to Life-Saving Therapies

January 23rd, 2024

January 23, 2024 This podcast episode features a conversation with Jason Foster, CEO of Ori Biotech, who discussed his varied career and insights into the biotech industry. Foster’s journey began in politics and healthcare policy in Washington, D.C., where he recognized the private sector’s crucial role in healthcare innovation. This realization spurred him to attend […]

Adapting to Industry Shifts

January 10th, 2024

January 10, 2024 This episode features a conversation with Mark Carbone. He is a healthcare entrepreneur, inventor, researcher, and is the CEO of PN Medical. Under Mark’s leadership, PN Medical has become a leader in the respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary fields and has been instrumental in dozens of novel clinical studies conducted with Mayo Clinic, […]

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