Technology Readiness: A Medical Devices Development Panel

Please join TIDO for a panel discussion led by Dr. Nikolay Vasilyev, a Boston Children’s scientist and device innovator. The panel, comprised of medical device development experts, a venture capitalist, and a regulatory specialist, will share their diverse experiences and provide advice on developing and commercializing medical devices. The panel will discuss device market trends and predictions, product development risks and opportunities, business models, company partnerships, and funding options.

May 10th, Noon-1:30pm
Auditorium A, 1 Autumn St, Boston

Lunch to be provided


Nikolay V. Vasilyev, MD – Co-founder and Director of Nido Surgical; Staff Scientist, Boston Children’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Nikolay works on developing image-guided beating-heart cardiovascular interventions and cardiac surgical robotics. This includes clinically driven medical device design, new approaches for device prototyping and manufacturing, development of imaging techniques and image processing, and computer modeling and simulation. As a co-founder of Nido Surgical, he developed the CardioPort, a novel platform deigned to enable video-endoscopic trans-cardiac surgical repairs inside the beating heart.


Ellen Baron, PhD – Senior Advisor, Outcome Capital

Ellen has over 30 years of operating and investment expertise across the spectrum of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, with particular emphasis in oncology, neurology, and infectious disease. Currently she is a Senior Advisor at Outcome Capital, a specialized investment bank focusing on a value-added client-centric approach to mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and advisory services. She also serves as the chairman for the Institute for Pediatric Innovation, a nonprofit organization catalyzing pediatric drug and device innovation.


Julie N. Broderick, RAC – Principal, Broderick Regulatory Consulting

Julie has over 25 years of regulatory and clinical affairs experience in the medical device space. Prior to starting her own consulting firm, she was vice president of regulatory affairs in the Electrophysiology divisions at C. R. Bard and Boston Scientific, both worldwide developers and manufacturers of medical devices.


Adam Jacobs – Chief Technology Officer, Sunrise Labs

Adam is a senior level technology leader with proven success in R&D, medical device development, and product innovation. Prior to joining Sunrise, he was Executive Director of Engineering at KMC Systems and Vice President of R&D for Datascope, Melasciences and JADS Technologies. Adam has brought three startup companies to successful liquidity events. He has developed many novel technologies from conception through product throughout his career.


Eric Sugalski – President and Founder, Smithwise

Eric spent the first decade of his career as a hands-on design engineer focused on surgical instrumentation, robotic systems, and drug delivery devices. During the early days of Smithwise, Eric leveraged his technical background to provide innovators with production-ready designs, functional prototypes, and smooth transfers into manufacturing. Now, Eric has shifted from designing products to designing a sustainable business to meet the demands of the Smithwise clients.