UCLA Biodesign Fireside Chat Monthly Series:
An Entrepreneur’s Journey – From Concept to Acquisition with Barrett Larson, MD
Register here to join Barrett Larson, MD on Thursday, 10/28/2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PT
Join Dr. Barrett Larson as he discusses how he went from uncovering an unmet clinical need to prevent pressure ulcers and pressure injuries and developed a solution that he subsequently sold to Smith & Nephew. Barrett will be sharing how corporates think about acquisitions and how he went from an entrepreneurial spark to identifying requirements for an unmet need, qualifying that unmet need to developing a prototype and launching it in the market.
About the Speaker: Barrett Larson, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a focus on medical technology. He has spent most of his medical career at Stanford University, first as a medical student, then as a resident, and now as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Outside of academics, he co-founded and was CEO of Leaf Healthcare, which commercialized the first remote patient monitoring system for pressure injury prevention. The company was acquired by Smith and Nephew, a global medical technology company, where Barrett now serves as a Vice President.