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Device Inventor Kamen Warns U.S. Industry Against Losing Innovation Edge

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Dean Kamen, founder of DEKA Research and Development Corp., as well as inventor of the iBOT stair-climbing wheelchair, the Segway human transporter and numerous products in and outside the medtech field, told a roomful of medical device executives and regulators earlier this month that they risk losing the global lead in medical innovation if they cannot find a way to make the FDA approval process more predictable.

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