Specifically, what it takes to bring an idea through the development of a medical device and then sell it successfully.
We invite you to listen to what he has to say:
- It’s inspiring;
- It’s very useful, and
- There is not a lot of moments when medical device startups can get first-hand words of wisdom for their path to developing a new medical device.
Which questions were answered?
- Niek, would you kindly share with us what it was that made you decide for a career in medical physics? And specifically, what was it that made you choose proton therapy?
- Can you share with us your experience of bringing a new medical device to market?
- Do you see a big difference between, introducing a new robotic device, which effectively automizes the positioning, which is not the paradigm shift, it’s just automation in a way, compared to another device, getting rid of a gantry altogether, and make the whole proton therapy completely different?
- So, what do you think are the biggest hurdles and pitfalls for medical device startup?
- What were your biggest challenges on your innovation path and how did you approach them?
- What was the most rewarding thing about commercializing your innovations?
- Looking back, is this something that you would have done differently, now, in your new ventures? Specifically, on your innovation path in medical device development?
- How did you find your partners? I mean clinical partners, technology companies, who have been working together, alongside on your projects.
- Where do you think proton therapy is evolving from where it is now? What do you think is the next big thing?
- Moving more on a personal side, what’s your measure of personal success?
- What would be one, most important, advice that you would give to a medical device startup? A new group that is starting an innovation?