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Never Walking the Grey

May 17th, 2024

May 17, 2024 This episode features a conversation with Aaron Emerson. In our recent podcast episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Aaron Emerson, CEO of CEGA based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Aaron shared his journey from practicing law to leading a groundbreaking medtech company, offering valuable insights into innovation, entrepreneurship, and the […]

Conquering the Next Milestone

April 24th, 2024

April 24, 2024 This new podcast episode features a conversation with Jon Greenwald. With over two decades in healthcare and technology, Jon Greenwald is the co-founder and leader of Caira Surgical and has pioneered Radar Surgical Tracking and other innovative technologies to enhance joint replacement surgery. He has successfully launched and grown new businesses that […]

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, […]

Navigating Financial and Tech Futures in Healthcare

December 20th, 2023

December 20, 2023 This episode features a conversation with Mr. Ken Londoner. He has established himself as an authority in capital markets and capital architecture, as well as a prominent executive in the life sciences sector. Beginning his career as a research analyst at the prestigious J. & W. Seligman & Co., Inc. in New […]

Developing Medtech with Excellence, Transparency, Agility, and Dedication

December 1st, 2023

December 1, 2023 In our latest episode of Favorable Environments, we speak with Dr. Vincent Keereman. He is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Xeos, a medtech company with the goal to eliminate the risk of resurgery through smarter specimen imaging. Vincent has dual Master’s degrees in Electronics Engineering and Medicine from Ghent University. […]

Leading Engineers and Organizational Culture

November 17th, 2023

November 17, 2023 We’ve launched our inaugural episode for a brand new podcast entitled Favorable Environments. Our first episode features a conversation with Dr. Tom Ulrich, a seasoned engineer and engineering manager with over 30 years of experience, a consultant, an Engineering Fellow at Tandem Diabetes, and an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at Biola University. […]

USD Discovery District Conducts Market Study to Navigate Post-Pandemic Biotech Market

June 14th, 2023

June 14, 2023 As the USD Discovery District moves forward with its plans to create a dynamic and collaborative environment for biotech and life science companies, it recognizes the need to stay ahead of the ever-evolving market trends. To accomplish this, USD Discovery District have undertaken a comprehensive market study to gain valuable insights into […]

USD Names James Abbott as Discovery District Interim President and CEO

October 13th, 2021

October 13, 2021 VERMILLION, S.D. – Former University of South Dakota President James W. Abbott will assume a new leadership post at the USD Discovery District as interim president and chief executive officer, helping the innovation community move one step closer toward making the much-anticipated initial Discovery District building a reality. Abbott, who retired in 2018 […]