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Biodesign by Paul Yock, Josh Makower, Stefanos Zenios

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1.1 Strategic Focus

Introduction
An engineer with a needle-phobic mother decides to design an alternate method for administering the daily insulin she takes to control her diabetes. A spinal surgeon, frustrated with the limitations of the implants she uses to treat vertebral compression fractures, starts working on improvements to the device. A business student observing a birth at a hospital in Africa is struck by the need for a technology to prevent blood spray during the process to protect healthcare workers when the mother is infected with HIV. A resident studying oncology becomes passionate about understanding the disease and commits himself to cancer research and the pursuit of a cure. While all of these paths are worthwhile, they are ...

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