Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

GT Courtesy Listing


It's Never That Simple: Combination Products, and Other Tales from the Front Lines of Medtech


Dr. Deborah Kilpatrick


VP of Marketing and Reimbursement at CardioDx


Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4:00:00 PM


IBB Building, Room 1128


Kok-Meng Lee


The broad commercial opportunities for medical device technologies have led to exciting new product classes and improved patient outcomes. And while the pace of innovation is ever increasing, the timelines to commercialization are also increasing due to several dominant factors: technical complexity of developing combination products, clinical trial demands, and reimbursement. This talk will use case study examples from the cardiovascular medical device space as a basis for discussing these factors.

CardioDx of Palo Alto, CA is a privately-held genomic medicine company developing molecular diagnostics to aid cardiologists in managing patients with coronary atherosclerosis, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure. Deborah Kilpatrick holds multiple U.S. patents and has a BS in Engineering Science and Mechanics, a MS in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a Bioengineering focus, all from the Georgia Tech. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards for the College of Engineering and the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.


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