Translation to success of surgical innovation.

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serval:BIB_7E871D5DC5A6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Translation to success of surgical innovation.
Journal
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery
Author(s)
Vecht J.A., von Segesser L.K., Ashrafian H., Rao C., Skapinakis P., Saso S., Darzi A., Athanasiou T.
ISSN
1873-734X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1010-7940
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
37
Number
3
Pages
613-625
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Contemporary thoracic and cardiovascular surgery uses extensive equipment and devices to enable its performance. As the specialties develop and new frontiers are crossed, the technology needs to advance in a parallel fashion. Strokes of genius or problem-solving brain-storming may generate great ideas, but the metamorphosis of an idea into a physical functioning tool requires a lot more than just a thinking process. A modern surgical device is the end-point of a sophisticated, complicated and potentially treacherous route, which incorporates new skills and knowledge acquisition. Processes including technology transfer, commercialisation, corporate and product development, intellectual property and regulatory routes all play pivotal roles in this voyage. Many good ideas may fall by the wayside for a multitude of reasons as they may not be marketable or may be badly marketed. In this article, we attempt to illuminate the components required in the process of surgical innovation, which we believe must remain in the remit of the modern-day thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon.

Keywords
Financial Support, Health Care Sector, Humans, Intellectual Property, Patents as Topic, Technology Assessment, Biomedical/legislation & jurisprudence, Technology Transfer, Thoracic Surgical Procedures/instrumentation, Translational Medical Research/economics, Translational Medical Research/methods
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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13/04/2010 11:38
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25/09/2019 7:09
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