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Biomedical Device Entrepreneur to Speak at Clark School

Robert E. Fischell to Give Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture

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MEDIA ADVISORY  April 25, 2010


Missy Corley
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WHAT: "Biomedical Engineering for Improved Health Care, Reduced Costs and More U.S. Jobs"-Today there is a great deal of interest in improving U.S. health care while decreasing medical costs and creating jobs. Medical costs are rising faster than inflation as new drugs, devices and procedures become available that can prolong life - often at a significant price. Biomedical engineers can create new medical devices that improve patient care while decreasing the cost of that care. A new medical device now in clinical trials has the capability to essentially eliminate congestive heart failure - the single greatest medical expense category in the United States. New stents in clinical trials can significantly decrease the cost of stenting. A new medical device can cure migraine headaches without requiring expensive drugs. This is just a short list of what biomedical engineers have already created and there are many more to come. Each new medical device creates new jobs, which helps offset the high U.S. unemployment rate.

This lecture is a part of the 2010 Fischell Festival of Bioengineering --

WHO: Robert E. Fischell, president and chairman, Fischell Biomedical, LLC

WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2010
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - lecture, preceded by reception at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: 1110 Kim Engineering Building
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

The Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture at the A. James Clark School of Engineering brings leading technology enterprise thinkers to campus—men and women from large, established companies or small and promising start-ups, who deal with the real-world challenges of a fast-paced, global economy. In their lectures and question-and-answer sessions, they share their insights and experiences, their "war stories" and predictions, inspiring audience members to apply new ideas and approaches in their current or future careers. For more information: