In this informative RoboBusiness Direct session based on accrued experience with five surgical robotics startups, Dwight Meglan, Co-founder and CTO of HeartLander Surgical, will describe the challenges to building a successful surgical robotics company, along with the critical success factors and strategies for overcoming them.
What does it take to build a successful surgical robotics company? It is not enough to identify an unmet need in the operating/procedure room that a surgical robot could satisfy. For example, can you stand out if you have chosen to develop for one of the overpopulated surgical robotics subspecialties? Do you have a defensible patent position with a long strategy to strengthen it? Or do you know for certain how you will make money in the regulated world of surgical/procedural medicine? So many questions and so many more that are unknown or unspoken.
Business schools and incubators provide startup guidance. But given the sector specific medical, regulatory and financial factors that can impede the development and commercialization of surgical robotics systems, there is often not much prior experience that can be relied on. That is one reason why there has been only been a handful of market and financial surgical robotics successes to date, even though there are more than 250 commercial efforts spanning nearly all aspects of surgery and procedural medicine. In this engaging RoboBusiness Direct session based on experience accured with five commercial surgical robotics startups, Dwight Meglan, Founder and CTO of HeartLander Surgical, will discuss various critical factors and strategies key to building a successful surgical robotics company.
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RoboBusiness Direct is an ongoing series of digital events delivered by brightest minds from the leading robotics and automation organizations around the world. The series complements continuing coverage and analysis in Robotics Business Review and The Robot Report, a sibling site to Robotics Business Review.
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Your RoboBusiness Direct Speaker
Founder and CTO | HeartLander Surgical
Dwight Meglan is Founder and CTO of HeartLander Surgical, a developer of an epicardial locomotion and navigation system to treat cardiac arrhythmias. He is a life-long practicing engineer who has focused on developing medical systems and devices. Previously, he has worked at Medtronic, Simquest and other companies making contributions to a variety of surgical robots, image guidance systems, minimally invasive vision systems, haptic user interfaces, and other technologies. All told, he has worked on five commercial surgical robots at startups as well as very large corporations as an individual contributor as well as in a planning/leading role. He currently divides his time between his own surgical robotics startup as well as consulting on a variety of projects.