Unusual Path to Medical Innovation: Ra Medical’s Dean Irwin S14 Ep29

September is National Peripheral Artery Disease Awareness month.  In view of this, today’s show is an edited re-broadcast of two shows from November 2017.   Kym McNicholas and I interview Ra Medical founder, Dean Irwin.  Dean shares his unusual path to medical innovation with some key lessons for innovators. From TV Tubes to Thermonuclear Fusion Dean […]

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Patience: Waiting 15 Years To Bring An Innovation To Market S13 Ep38

Dean Irwin - Part 2

When it comes to tackling some of the hardest medical innovations, patience becomes a fundamental requirement. Because of the regulatory challenges of getting government approval, its not uncommon to wait for years before an innovation is approved for use. That assumes you can solve all of the technical and medical issues before even starting to […]

Never Give Up: Leaving School At 13 To Study Nuclear Fusion S13 Ep37

Guest: Dean Irwin - Part 1

We’ve all heard the mantra to never give up. We say it to our kids in the hopes that they stick with something that has impact. In the case of Dean Irwin, this mantra as child set him on a path that few could imagine. Dean left school at 13 to become an entrepreneur. His […]

Never Give Up