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Producing New Innovations and Innovators— 
Learn How at the Whiting-Turner Lecture Series
	
"Homeward Bound: Medical Devices as Home Appliances" by Jenny Regan˘October 20
Presented as part of the 2011 Fischell Festival

Jenny Regan, CEO of Key Tech, will give the next Whiting-Turner lecture on October 20 at 5 p.m. as part of the 2011 Fischell Festival of Bioengineering.

Date: October 20 
Time: 5 p.m. 
Location: 1110 Kim Engineering Building

Abstract
In just a few years, our parents and children will be sitting at the kitchen table running their own genetic tests and auto-injecting their therapies. As medical instruments move from central labs and hospitals to remote clinics and home, new product development increasingly requires intuitive user-focused design while integrating ever more complex technology. From patient monitors to home diagnostic and therapeutic instruments, to ≥everyday≈ drug delivery, the rules are changing. Ms. Regan will discuss current issues surrounding medical product design during this paradigm shift, including:
	 Key trends contributing to the home migration of devices
	 Similarities and differences between medical and consumer electronics that impact development
	 Key teamwork success factors while developing complex medical technologies for the home
	 The role of US competitiveness in the new consumer medical device development era.

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