In medical technology, the reward is better health for others
The stakes are high: people’s lives. But that’s exactly why many choose to work in medical tech
Innovations inspire and regulations hinder, leading one expert to call today “the best and worst of times” in medical technology
By Laurel McKee Ranger
Senior Contributing Editor
Mark Brager, associate vice president of communications at the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a trade association for the medical technology industry, gives the current state of the industry a Dickensian slant: “I’d say it’s the best of times and the worst of times.”
There are incredible opportunities and promise in medical technology, explains Brager, but in some ways it’s more difficult than ever to get new devices and diagnostics off the drawing board. “One of the chief challenges at this point is the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices in the new healthcare bill. The tax is on revenues, not profit. Some estimate that this will cost 43,000 jobs, or about ten percent of the medical technology workforce, and will take about $2 billion out of the R&D pipeline. It’s really a problem because ninety percent of device companies have fewer than 100 employees, and many take years to become profitable. But we’re optimistic that the excise tax will be repealed,” Brager says.
Another big challenge for the industry is the unpredictability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review process. “There has been a substantial increase in review times in recent years. Venture capitalists are looking at these challenges and pulling back on investments in start-ups. However, there are mechanisms proposed to improve the review process,” he says.
The third challenge is uncertainty about how implementation of the Affordable Care Act will impact reimbursement. Until the act is fully implemented, it won’t be clear whether it will encourage or discourage physicians and hospitals from adopting newer technologies.
Innovation is the key
Despite these challenges, Brager sees a lot to be excited about in the industry. “We are an incredibly innovative industry. On average we see new iterations of existing products come out every eighteen to twenty-four months. We’re seeing greater durability and smaller size in devices and the dawn of the era of personalized medicine. Nanotechnology is a huge area, as is organ replacement. We’re making strides toward creating an artificial pancreas and the use of neurostimulation for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression and even obesity,” Brager says.
With a rapidly aging population, Brager sees reason for increased optimism in the future for medical devices. He explains that many Baby Boomers will need hip and knee replacements to keep up with their active lifestyles, and that as China, India and Brazil become increasingly wealthy, their populations will begin to demand many of these same things.
Roche Diagnostics hires strategically
Diversity plays a big role at Roche Diagnostics (Indianapolis, IN), according to JoAnna Blake, director of human resources. “When we have open positions, we look for the best people,” Blake says, “but we also look at a broad range of variables including ethnicity, gender and work experience.”
The company partners with a number of organizations to diversify its workforce, including the National Black MBA Association, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and veterans’ groups. Roche Diagnostics has rotational programs to help retain and train employees, and offers tuition assistance and in-house developmental programs. Roche’s Women’s Leadership Initiative recently launched a mentoring program, and the company is creating an affinity group for people of color as well.
When hiring, Blake says the company looks at every position to see if it can be filled by a current employee as a developmental opportunity. The company hires mechanical, electrical, controls, chemical, industrial and systems engineers, as well as information technology specialists. Blake advises, “In addition to technical skills, one of the most important attributes a candidate can bring to the job is the ability to collaborate, to build trust in relationships, and to be innovative and take appropriate risks.”
Kelly Hornsby works on diabetes and coagulation projects at Roche Diagnostics
Kelly R. Hornsby is manager of operational excellence at Roche Health Solutions, a division of Roche Diagnostics. Roche Health Solutions provides patient management solutions for patients with diabetes or those receiving coagulation therapy. Hornsby’s three-person team helps optimize processes using Lean methodologies and prioritizes projects for both the diabetes and coagulation therapy businesses. “We also help maintain the IT systems that support these businesses, including the ERP and CRM systems. We work with the IT group to coordinate upgrades. We’re also involved in monitoring key business metrics,” Hornsby says.
Hornsby, who has two direct reports, graduated in 1997 from Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) with a BSChE. During school, she was active in the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the Women in Engineering program at Purdue. Although she is no longer active in SWE or AIChE, she still returns to Purdue for recruiting events and programs with Women in Engineering.
Hornsby grew up in southern Indiana. After graduation, she began her career with National Starch and Chemical (Indianapolis, IN), where she worked as a plant engineer for four years. In 2001 she became the department supervisor for wet milling, managing a manufacturing department with a staff of shift supervisors and hourly operators. In 2004, she left National Starch to take a position as a process development engineer at Roche Diagnostics.
In 2007, Hornsby entered STRIDES (Strategic Roche Investment in Developmental ExperienceS), a management development program for high potential individuals that provides short-term experiences across the diabetes care organization. In the program, she got experience as a planner and buyer in operations and in the global marketing Web group. In 2009, she became a manager in manufacturing in the diabetes care product supply reagent compounding lab. She took her current position in 2012.
Personal experience with product leads to Roche
Drawn to a technical career by her love of chemistry, Hornsby chose an engineering path because she did not want to work in a lab. “My brother was studying mechanical engineering, and engineering appealed to me. I wanted the opportunity to work on products that consumers would use,” she recalls. “While I was at National Starch, I became pregnant with my daughter and developed gestational diabetes. I had to use an Accu-Chek meter and I decided then to apply to Roche Diagnostics. I applied online and they called me to come in and interview.”
One challenge Hornsby faces is finding a way to deliver products that are both medically effective and cost-effective for patients. “We have to deliver quality to our customers, do it efficiently and effectively for Roche and meet the regulatory requirements. Balancing those can be a challenge,” she says. But as big as the challenges are, the rewards of working in the industry are even greater. “There is a personal impact you have on people’s lives. We are helping people live longer and have more normal lives. We are making it easier for them to live with the challenges of their disease.”
Although Hornsby’s nine-year-old daughter keeps her busy, she occasionally does volunteer work through Roche with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association.
Shannon M. Vittur: PMP at Medtronic
Project management professional and ME Shannon M. Vittur works as a senior program manager for Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN) in its spinal business, headquartered in Memphis, TN. Medtronic’s businesses cover a broad range of therapeutic areas, including cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, and neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Vittur is a senior program manager in strategic initiatives. “A lot of my work is related to projects that enable R&D, but I also work on some product-related projects,” she says.
With one direct report, Vittur manages projects focused on reducing product development and commercialization cycle time and improving team efficiencies. She serves as project core team lead for an eleven person cross-functional team that is working on a fusionless treatment option for pediatric scoliosis. “I’m responsible for ensuring everything is done on time and that we stay within budget,” she says.
Vittur has a 1999 bachelors and 2001 MSME from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta). In 2002, she took a position as a product development engineer in total hip systems with DePuy Orthopaedics (Warsaw, IN). She became a project engineer there in 2004, then moved to Medtronic as a product development engineer in the dynamic stabilization group that same year. In 2007 she was appointed senior product development engineer, then became principal R&D engineer supporting the DIAM (device for intervertebral assisted motion) spinal stabilization system. By 2010 she was a program manager in the business transformation office, a position she held until starting her current role in 2011.
Influences and support shape a career
Vittur, who grew up in the Southeast, says she was born and raised to attend Georgia Tech. “My father went to Georgia Tech. As I got older I became very interested in the medical side of engineering.” Vittur admits that being a woman in engineering can be isolating. “I was often one of only two women in my classes. I got used to it. Here at Medtronic we have a SWE chapter, which helps us find our place and gives us support,” she says.
Vittur finds personal satisfaction in her job. Her mother, who is a writer and blogger, recently underwent surgery for a disc herniation. “They used our instrumentation. But she isn’t the only one in the family to benefit from medical technology. My grandfather had a pacemaker that gave us extra years with him. It’s gratifying to know you’re helping others with your work.”
Vittur, who has one patent and six pending patent applications, is using her leadership to help others. She’s deeply involved in the company’s SWE chapter. “We do a lot of outreach and education of young women in STEM careers. It’s important to get the next generation involved in engineering. SWE is also involved in a larger inclusion network here at Medtronic. This past year we focused on what’s good about Memphis and did a Taste of Memphis event,” she says.
Technology and diversity are key to innovation at Life Technologies
“Diversity at Life Technologies is the enabler that drives the powerful synergy of our teams. That synergy results in an outpouring of creativity, fueled by our collective differences,” says Ronita Griffin, leader of talent acquisition and head of diversity and inclusion at Life Technologies (Carlsbad, CA), a global biotechnology tools company with research science, applied science and medical science business divisions.
“We actively participate in diverse organizations and sit on the industrial council of SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) and on the corporate affiliate boards of both NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers) and SWE,” she says. “That allows us to cast a wide recruiting net.”
The company continues to hire science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent across the organization. “Our technical workforce is a critical part of what we do,” says Griffin. “We will always need them. We’re currently working to fill more than 600 positions across the globe.”
Life Technologies looks for a broad range of technical professionals, including software engineers, systems analysts, networking professionals, programmers, applications developers, and manufacturing, biomedical, electrical, mechanical and industrial engineers. The company offers a competitive benefits package including tuition assistance and centralized learning for all employees.
Stephenie Pistacchi leads new product development at Life Technologies
“I manage large cross-functional teams that develop new products,” says Stephenie Pistacchi, a senior program manager in the medical science business at Life Technologies. As a manager, Pistacchi leads a team that investigates the needs of the market, identifies new marketing opportunities, determines the right product concept to address market needs and manages the product’s design, development and transfer to manufacturing and marketing.
Pistacchi grew up in Mountain View, CA. She was the daughter of a systems engineer and an elementary school teacher. She graduated with a 1998 BS in biology from the University of California-San Diego, and a 2002 MS in molecular biology from California Polytechnic Institute-San Luis Obispo.
She started working in the human physiology research laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center (Moffett Field, CA) as a scientist assistant in 1998, leaving in 2000 to pursue her MS. In 2003, Life Technologies hired Pistacchi as a systems test engineer. “I always wanted to do more than my assigned job and I looked for opportunities to make additional contributions,” she says. In 2008, she moved into program management, and in 2013 she was promoted to her current senior PM position.
A desire to contribute
Pistacchi says her career in medical technology allows her to be a part of something big. “I was always fascinated by biology. When I was entering grad school, there was a lot of buzz about the human genome. I wanted to be part of the biotech industry. I wanted a job where I could contribute something.”
One of the more challenging aspects of working in products for the medical market, she says, is that the time horizon for these products is longer than for products intended for research use only. “It took a while to get used to the long development lifecycle of these products. On the other hand, it’s very easy to see how your work makes a direct impact on people’s lives in this industry,” she says.
Pistacchi, who has a three-year-old daughter, still finds time to give back outside work. “I work with an all girls’ high school, and participate in workshops and forums for their STEM outreach program a few times a year.” Pistacchi enjoys backpacking, canoeing and camping with her family.
Bayer aims to educate, recruit and retain
Diana Kamyk is head of U.S. diversity and inclusion at Bayer Corporation (Pittsburgh, PA), the North American arm of a global enterprise with businesses in healthcare, agriculture and high-tech materials. She emphasizes the importance of diversity at Bayer.
“Employees play a key role in driving our innovation, and when their diverse perspectives are valued and respected, they are more committed and engaged. Diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our culture,” Kamyk says.
Kamyk notes that there are eight diversity councils across Bayer. They work to cultivate a respectful and inclusive work environment where all employees can reach their full potential and contribute to the company’s continued business growth. In addition, there are twelve employee network groups.
The company works to improve science education and science literacy among students, especially girls and underrepresented minorities, including African Americans, Hispanics and American Indians. Its Pittsburgh, PA campus hosts an annual disability mentoring day where Bayer employees work with disabled students in a field of their interest.
In 2010, Bayer North America launched a technical community new engineer trainee program to attract, develop and retain technical talent for the company. The company also offers a U.S. and global catalog of courses at all levels, and supports employees’ efforts to further their career development or continue formal education.
Hiring continues at Bayer for chemical, mechanical, electrical, process control and civil engineers, according to Mary Lee Palocsik, senior recruiting advisor. In addition to engineering degrees or certifications, the company looks for leadership skills.
Kripa Gaonkar works with diabetes products at Bayer HealthCare
Kripa Gaonkar is senior manager of product integration and delivery at Bayer HealthCare Medical Care. Gaonkar works in the Diabetes Care division, located in Tarrytown, NY.
“We work with medical devices that help people with diabetes track and manage their disease. I’m part of the innovation division. My team and I are responsible for product planning, integration and delivery for global products across Diabetes Care,” Gaonkar says.
Gaonkar’s team works on devices that monitor blood glucose and have embedded software. Apart from her team responsibilities, she monitors the company’s engagement with several key vendors who collaborate in product design and development. She’s also co-chair for the Bayer HealthCare Tarrytown site’s women’s leadership initiative.
“The thing I love about my job is that you never know what your day will be like. I meet with the team on crucial commitments, planning and coordinating with cross-functional teams. I’m also involved in planning for future products with a group of senior leaders. And because we work in a regulated environment, another key component of the job is verification and validation of products,” she says.
Gaonkar has nine direct reports, a mix of project managers and skilled engineers. In addition, several contractors and consultants report directly to her.
A four-continent resume
Gaonkar came to the U.S. in May 2006 when her husband was transferred from Sydney, Australia. She has a 1999 BSCS from Karnatak University (Dharwad, Karnataka, India).
Before starting her career at Bayer HealthCare, Gaonkar worked in medical devices for Datex Ohmeda in Helsinki, Finland from 2001 to 2002, and for Ulco Medical in Sydney from 2003 to 2006. Bayer hired her in 2007 as a verification and validation group leader. Between 2008 and 2011, she was manager of application software in R&D. She was promoted to senior manager of the group in 2011, and moved into her current position in February.
Raised near Bangalore, India, Gaonkar grew up in a family of engineers. But she was always interested in medicine, so medical technology was a natural fit for her. She has never encountered any difficulties as a woman or an Indian in her career, and she adds that Bayer is the most diverse environment she has ever encountered.
In addition to her challenging career, Gaonkar has twin twenty-one-month old girls. She enjoys being part of parent community groups in Westchester, NY and helping new parents, especially those with twins or triplets. Music and cooking are passions as well.
Elizabeth Ivy Johnson: engineering manager in maternal-infant care at GE Healthcare
As an engineering manager at the Laurel, MD maternal-infant care division of GE Healthcare (Chalfont St. Giles, U.K.), Elizabeth Ivy Johnson takes her responsibilities very seriously. The maternal-infant care division manufactures and designs baby warmers, incubators and phototherapy devices for treating jaundice in newborns.
“I lead an eleven-member engineering services team that provides support in four key areas: service engineering, verification and testing, technical publications and engineering process. Our work helps drive serviceability into products through design and service support strategies. We’re responsible for the engineering test lab and ensuring we have the capability to verify performance requirements. We also ensure the usability of technical manuals, and optimize engineering design change and new parts release processes,” Johnson says.
Projects include regulatory involvement with the U.S. FDA and international agencies. Documentation is a big piece of that. In a test, everything must be outlined, including how the test is to be executed, the expectations and the results.
Regulations also feed into the design of a product. For example, warmers have temperature specifications to prevent harming infants. “We have very high safety standards,” says Johnson. “We also have to design products that are intuitive for a nurse or doctor to use.”
Johnson says her main goals are to ensure that the team always has efficient processes and to drive collaboration and inclusiveness within the team. She interacts with the design team early in the process so serviceability can be built in from the start. She sets strategies for the team and prioritizes projects.
“We have to be careful. We are supporting the life of a baby. If a piece fails, it must fail in a safe manner.
“We have pictures of premature babies plastered all over the office. That reminds us why we are here, and drives us to work hard. I have three children myself, and my third used a warmer that I worked on when I first started here,” Johnson says.
Johnson grew up in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland-College Park, where she received a BSME in 2001. In 2003, she received a MSME from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI).
She began her career in 2003 at GE Lighting in Cleveland, OH in a two-year rotational engineering development program. “I started as a productivity engineer, then went on to innovation and design engineering. The program gave me exposure to different parts of the business. After I finished the program in 2005, I wanted to move back to the Maryland area. I was able to find a position in GE Healthcare through a colleague. I always tell that story to the people I mentor. You need to leverage your network,” Johnson says.
Johnson started out as an engineering quality leader in 2005 at the maternal infant care division, and then became a verification and service manager in 2008. By 2010, she had become an engineering support leader, and was appointed to her current position in 2011.
Johnson is a member of the African American forum at GE and the GE Women’s Network Chesapeake Hub, where she’s focused on STEM activity projects for elementary and high school students. She’s the 2012-2013 Developing Health Baltimore co-city champion, recognized for her support of a program to increase access to healthcare for underserved Baltimore-area residents. “We’ve adopted two health clinics. We do sweat equity and professional consulting for them and assist with productivity efforts and project management,” she says. She is also a member of the GE Women’s Network.
In 2010, Johnson received a maternal-infant care volunteer of the year award. She is a Six Sigma green belt.
At Draper, outreach to underrepresented groups ensures the “strongest possible teams”
“We recognize that a diverse workforce made up of individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences enables us to maintain fresh and innovative thinking critical to our success. In order to solve the nation’s toughest technical challenges, we will need the strongest possible teams, where each employee’s individual talents and contributions are leveraged to the full extent of their interests and capabilities,” says Jim Shields, president and CEO at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (Cambridge, MA), an independent, nonprofit laboratory focused on advanced tech solutions in security, space exploration, healthcare and energy.
Draper works with a number of diverse tech organizations, including SWE, NSBE, SHPE, and the Mexican American Engineering Society. “We do a ton of outreach,” says Randall Walker, senior human resources business partner. “We’re also involved with Momentum out of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge). It’s a program for freshman and sophomore students from underrepresented groups at MIT.
“Here at the lab, we’re committed to education. We have outreach programs for children in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and last year we worked with NSBE on a technical challenge program for college students. Hands-on technical education has been part of the lab’s tradition since its founding as a part of MIT,” he says.
The Draper Lab Fellow program covers full tuition and provides a monthly stipend to students completing a masters or PhD. The student’s thesis research project is one of mutual interest to the student, the student’s school and faculty advisor, and Draper. “We have fifty to sixty people in this program at any one time. Greg Chamitoff, the NASA astronaut who conducted the last spacewalk of the Space Shuttle era, was an alum of this program,” Walker adds.
Draper hires engineers with degrees in electrical, mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering, mathematics, physics and computer science. Most are hired directly out of college. The company also offers tuition assistance and online courses to employees.
Draper’s Andrea Webb researches mental health disorders for improved diagnosis
“The goal of my work is to provide better diagnosis of mental health disorders,” says Andrea Webb, a psychophysiologist at Draper Laboratory. She has been at the lab almost five years. “We apply the principles of psychophysiology to measure physiology and infer mental state. We also want to use these techniques to monitor treatment response.”
Webb’s current work is focused on post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Her team of internal and external collaborators collects data and will eventually build software to help diagnose these diseases. “I have two direct reports and lead a team of researchers, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists, but ultimately we’ll also have software and hardware engineers working on this,” she says.
Webb, who grew up in Emmett, ID, has a 2002 BS in psychology from Boise State University, and a 2006 MS and 2008 PhD in educational psychology from the University of Utah (Salt Lake City). She is a member of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, the American Psychological Association and the Association of Psychological Science.
From art therapy to research
Though it seems clear now, her path to her current career was a bit unorthodox: she initially wanted to be an art major and do art therapy, so she went into psychology. “But then I realized I really liked research and applied research, and I wanted to help treat disorders,” Webb says.
She was drawn to Draper by the fascinating projects at the lab. “I have a background in experimental design and statistics and I know how to design and set up a study and interpret the data, so it was a good fit,” she says.
Establishing credibility in the male-dominated field of psychophysiology takes effort, Webb notes. And working in the mostly engineering-oriented environment at Draper has been a challenge at times. “Engineers are objective and look for quantitative measures. Psychology is often subjective,” she admits. “But I really enjoy working on applied problems and helping patients to get better diagnoses and better treatment.”
Webb also enjoys volunteering for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. “Draper works with the Girl Scouts on a patch for the principles of engineering, and the Boy Scouts have an engineering badge,” she says. She works with other children’s groups to draw them into STEM careers. “We show a lie detector system to them to pique their interest.”
Support and success for all at Philips Healthcare
“We have over 23,000 employees in North America and 116,000 worldwide. We want them all to be able to unlock their potential. We encourage employees to bring their full selves to work. We know how important that is to our future success,” says Lauren Gohde, leadership and talent director for healthcare solutions company Philips North America (Andover, MA).
Philips has two key employee resource groups: Winergy, a women’s group with 2,000 members, and Pride, a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender group started recently that already has more than 100 members nationwide. The company is also starting a group for military employees.
“We will be represented at Pride events in Boston and Pittsburgh this year. We have a transgender employee here in the healthcare division who is in the process of transitioning, who recently joined the group and tells me how much the group means to her, allowing her to be herself at work and stay in a field that saves lives,” Gohde says.
Training opportunities are available to everyone and there is a self-directed approach to career development. Philips also offers tuition assistance for qualifying programs, with reimbursement for employees with passing grades, ranging from $10,000 for an undergrad or masters program to $15,000 for a PhD program.
Hiring is healthy and consistent. “Having gone through the recession and survived, we are focused on resourcing to win. We are always looking to ensure we meet the priorities of the business,” says Gohde. Philips hires mechanical, electrical, software, industrial, manufacturing and test engineers.
Shruti Pai: design engineer at Philips Healthcare
Shruti Pai is an ultrasound mechanical design engineer at Philips Healthcare, which has imaging systems, patient care, home health solutions and clinical informatics business groups.
“I design and build ultrasound platforms. I’m part of the group that works on the fit, form and function of the ultrasound equipment carts,” says Pai. She works at the company’s Bothell, WA ultrasound facility.
When working on a new cart, teams are divided by function: mechanical, electrical, software or systems. But once the platform is released, teams that include a mix of engineering disciplines deal with any issues. Pai works on released platforms. Depending on the scope of the issues, the teams range from five or six engineers to as many as twenty or thirty. “If the manufacturing lines have to go down to deal with a problem, then it’s a big project and it’s going to be a large team,” Pai says.
Pai was born in India but grew up in Zambia and South Africa, and her parents still live in Africa. When she was seventeen, she moved to the U.S. for college. She received a 2004 BS and a 2005 MS in biomedical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA), and a PhD in mechanical engineering in biomechanics from the University of Washington (UW, Seattle) in 2011. She is a member of the Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi mechanical engineering societies, and received a number of academic awards while at college, including the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (iFAB) conference best student podium in 2010, and the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Summer Bioengineering Conference student poster award in 2007. Between 2006 and 2012, Pai worked as a research assistant in UW’s department of mechanical engineering.
As a post-doc, she was named a research engineer at the Veterans Administration (VA) Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention in Seattle in June 2012, where she managed multiple test lab projects. She left the VA center to take her present position at Philips in December.
This year she also served as an adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at Seattle University. “Philips encourages my teaching at Seattle University. They are very flexible here and the students benefit from my industry experience. I teach a course directly related to my work here,” Pai says.
Initially, Pai considered going to medical school, and her parents encouraged that. “But I’m not comfortable with the sight of blood, so this satisfies my passion for healthcare and improving lives. One of my high school teachers actually encouraged me to go into biomedical engineering,” Pai says.
Pai is usually the only woman in her group, which doesn’t bother her. But she draws strength from a group she belongs to as part of the UW engineering department. “Some of the women in the mechanical engineering department started a ladies’ art night at my house. We did an engineering alphabet book for children. Having a strong network of women engineers is important,” she says.
Pai is also involved with another outside engineering group, Engineer Your Life, which encourages high school girls to go into engineering. And she volunteers for a program to prevent youths from going to court.
DIVERSITY-MINDED COMPANIES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Check website for current listings.
|Company and location
|Baxter International (Deerfield, IL)
|Biotechnology, medical devices and specialty pharmaceuticals for acute and chronic medical conditions
|Bayer HealthCare Diabetes Care
(Tarrytown, NY) healthcare.bayer.com
|Develops, manufactures and markets products for diabetes
care and management
|Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
(Cambridge, MA) www.draper.com
|Biomedical engineering; guidance and navigation control for
energy, military and aerospace applications
|GE Healthcare (Milwaukee, WI)
|Imaging, diagnostics, patient monitoring, anesthesia delivery, maternal-infant care and healthcare IT
|Life Technologies (Carlsbad, CA)
|Products and solutions to accelerate scientific discovery
|Medtronic (Minneapolis, MN)
|Products for disease management; cardiovascular, diabetes, neuromodulation, surgical technologies; spinal and biologics
|Philips Healthcare (Andover, MA)
|Imaging systems, home healthcare solutions, patient care,
clinical informatics and services
|Quest Diagnostics (Madison, NJ)
|Diagnostic information services, including genomic and
molecular testing services
|Roche Diagnostics (Indianapolis, IN)
|Diagnostic and disease-monitoring tools
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