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SoMCC Series Industry Insights with Evalve & the Fogarty Institute for Innovation:


“The Evolving Paradigm Facing Med Tech Start Ups”


Presented by:

Frederick St. Goar, M.D., F.A.C.C., Physician Founder of Evalve


Director of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation


Sponsored by:

School of Medicine Career Center


Date:                      Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Time:                      12:00 - 1:00 PM (Presentation and Q&A)         
                                1:00 - 1:30 PM (Networking Reception)            
Location:                 LKSC 130
Event Details:          Registration Required!

Overview:  In 1999, Dr. St Goar founded Evalve and helped develop the MitraClip which has become the leading technology in the percutaneous mitral valve repair space. Now fourteen years later, it is a global technology used in over 30 countries but still has yet to be approved by the FDA. He will share some thoughts and insights on the inception and development of the technology as well as some of the barriers and challenges getting it to the point of being a readily available therapy. This will lead into a discussion of the new hurdles facing present day med tech entrepreneurs and how the not-for-profit med tech incubator, the Fogarty Institute which is based at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, works with Innovators to overcome these hurdles.

About the Speaker:  Dr. Frederick St Goar is an interventional cardiologist with Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. He also serves as a Director of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation. He went to Medical School at Harvard and completed his cardiology training at Stanford. He has been active in the cardiovascular device industry for over 20 years.  He is listed on numerous patents and mentors at Stanford in the BioDesign program. He serves as a consultant for both start-ups and established companies. His recent advisory activity includes Ardian, Nanostim, HeartFlow and the multiple start-ups based at the Fogarty Institute. He was the physician founder of Evalve and has helped start other companies including Cryovascular Systems and HeartPort.


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