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Session 2: Medical Device Development Processes

Date and Time: December 4, 2020 Time: 7:00 am – 8:30 am

Target Audience: Physicians, surgeons, nurses, engineers, and others interested in learning about the multiple factors necessary in translating an idea from concept to community.

Course Description: Session 2 will provide an overview of engineering design and development for medical devices.

Educational Objectives: Attendees should gain insight into the key steps from need definition to product realization and validation. Session topics will include product function and performance definition for the product, ideation/creation of solution concepts, engineering prototype development, preclinical verification, regulatory human factors considerations, user feedback, and FDA design control requirements during the product development process. Several tools and techniques will be presented to facilitate expediting multidisciplinary communications with engineering and other development personnel.

Continuing Education Credit: VCU Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. VCU Health also designates this activity for a maximum of 1 ANCC contact hours. Physicians and nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Schedule (tentative)

7:00 a.m. Welcome Address Nicole Monk
7:05 a.m.SpeakerL. Franklin Bost, MBA
8:00 a.m.Q&ANicole Monk
8:20 a.m.Closing statementsNicole Monk

Speakers and Bios

L. Franklin Bost, MBA, IDSA [View Image]

L. Franklin Bost, MBA, IDSA

Professor and Co-Director VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine

Bost is a Professor in the VCU College of Engineering and Co-Director of the VCU Institute for Engineering and Medicine. With twelve years academic experience, he has taught over 60 biomedical engineering design, and medical regulatory courses. While at Georgia Tech, he developed and was Executive Director of the Master of Biomedical Innovation and Development (MBID) program. Bost’s interests focus on the intersection of patient needs, medical practitioners, engineering design, and business development for new solutions to advance patient care.

Prior to academic, Bost had a 30+ year industry career focused on medical device development and commercialization of products in nursing services, clinical chemistry, hemodialysis, orthopedics, and biomaterial products for craniofacial trauma and reconstruction. He has lead U.S. and international growth in medical devices, OEM products, and craniofacial reconstruction businesses. Bost has a bachelor’s degree in Product Design from North Carolina State University, Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina and he completed the Executive Program at the Amos Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College.

He is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), a Fellow in the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (FAIMBE), and member of the VCU chapter of the National Institute of Inventors (NAI).

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