17 Female Innovators Revolutionizing Medtech: Celebrating Women's Contributions on International Women's Day

05 March 2023 | Sunday | News

"In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize the groundbreaking contributions of these exceptional women, who have transformed the field of Medtech and improved healthcare outcomes for patients worldwide."
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In the field of Medtech, women have been making significant contributions for many years, paving the way for innovative advancements that improve healthcare outcomes for patients around the world. As we celebrate International Women's Day, it is time to recognize and honor the accomplishments of these exceptional women. Here, we highlight 17 women who have made groundbreaking contributions to the field of Medtech.

  1. Dr. Laura Niklason - A biomedical engineer, who developed the first engineered human lung and co-founded Humacyte, a regenerative medicine company focused on vascular tissue engineering.

  2. Dr. Lucy Shapiro - A microbiologist and co-founder of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, which developed the first new treatment for tuberculosis in over 40 years.

  3. Dr. Paula Hammond - A chemical engineer, who developed nanoscale materials for targeted drug delivery and tissue regeneration.

  4. Gail Naughton - A tissue engineer, who developed a groundbreaking technology for growing skin cells in the laboratory.

  5. Dr. Cynthia Bamdad - Co-founder of Minerva Biotechnologies, which developed a new platform for discovering cancer vaccines.

  6. Dr. Judy Faulkner - Founder and CEO of Epic Systems, a healthcare software company that provides electronic health records.

  7. Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan - Director of the National Library of Medicine, who has led the development of digital health resources for patients and healthcare providers.

  8. Dr. Lissa Goldenstein - Founder and CEO of Applied Pathways, a healthcare technology company that provides decision support tools for clinicians.

  9. Dr. Mary Lou Jepsen - A physicist, who developed a low-cost brain imaging technology and founded Openwater, a company focused on developing portable, affordable medical imaging devices.

  10. Dr. Nina Tandon - A biomedical engineer, who co-founded EpiBone, a company focused on growing human bone tissue for use in transplants.

  11. Dr. Jane Hsiao - Co-founder of Sonic Healthcare USA, a leading provider of laboratory testing services.

  12. Dr. Laura Indolfi - Founder and CEO of PanTher Therapeutics, a company focused on developing nanoparticle drug delivery systems for cancer treatment.

  13. Dr. Maria Palasis - Founder and CEO of 3D-4U, a company that develops custom-made prosthetics using 3D printing technology.

  14. Dr. Mir Imran - Founder and CEO of Rani Therapeutics, a company developing a pill that can replace injections for biologic drugs.

  15. Dr. Deb Kilpatrick - Chief Commercial Officer of Evidation Health, a company that uses real-world data to evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatments.

  16. Dr. Julielynn Wong - Founder and CEO of 3D4MD, a company focused on using 3D printing technology to provide medical supplies to remote areas.

  17. Dr. Lisa Suennen - Co-founder and General Partner of venture capital firm Venture Valkyrie, focused on investing in companies in the healthcare technology industry.

These 17 women, through their vision, dedication, and groundbreaking work, have transformed the field of Medtech. Their contributions have improved patient care and set the stage for future innovations. On this International Women's Day, let us celebrate and honor these remarkable women, and continue to support and encourage women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and medicine.

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