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This podcast's purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics/brain machine interfaces/brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs.

We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research in an easy to digest way.

People can share thoughts or ideas to facilitate 'idea sex' to make the field of brain implants a smaller and more personal space.

Oct 24, 2022

Lindsey Jardine is a clinical project manager at Boston Scientific which had acquired Farapulse, a cardiac ablation medical device company she was working in. She runs clinical trials for medtech companies and had done so for neurotech companies as well.

***This podcast is sponsored by Iris Biomedical, check out their Neurotech Startup Services here***

Top 3 Takeaways:

  • "One of the most difficult things that I've found while you're actually running the study, is making sure those devices are getting to the sites, which is depending on where your manufacturer is"
  • Hiring a Contract Research Organization (CRO) or hiring clinical trial specialists in-house depends on what the plan for the company is, whether it will be acquired or do an IPO
  • "My biggest problem with startups is wanting to do too much. Because if you're trying to develop eight things at once, you're not gonna get there and you're gonna run outta money. And that's how I see a lot of startups fail"

0:45 Do you want to introduce yourself better than I just did?

1:15 "What is a clinical trial?"

2:45 "How do medical devices maybe neurotechnology, compare to pharmaceuticals?"

4:15 "What's a timeline?"

6:00 "Where does the time get used up and then where does the money get used up?"

8:45 Iris Biomedical ad sponsorship

9:15 "Let's talk about budgets and how they vary, why they vary"

11:30 "What does your day-to-day look like?"

17:45 "How did you get into it?"

 21:45 What would be the formal path to get into clinical trials?

26:15 "What's a common mistake for startups?"

29:30 "Do the big guys have a speed advantage?"

31:00 "Is there anything that we didn't talk about that, that you wanted to mention?"