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Why Design Thinking is Crucial for Medical Device Innovation: Interview with Madorra CEO Holly Rockweiler

March 15, 2022 Scott Nelson
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Why Design Thinking is Crucial for Medical Device Innovation: Interview with Madorra CEO Holly Rockweiler
Show Notes

In this episode of Medsider Radio, we’re sitting down with Holly Rockweiler, co-founder and CEO of Madorra.

Holly spent the early part of her career working as a research scientist for Boston Scientific. In 2013, she took a fellowship at Stanford University’s Byers Center for Biodesign, where she met her future business partner, Ryan Krone. Through the fellowship, Holly and Ryan developed Madorra, a non-hormonal medical device that treats vaginal dryness. As co-founder and CEO of Madorra, Holly’s on a mission to improve women’s health. 

In this episode of Medsider, Holly discusses the importance of listening to your patients when developing medtech solutions, and why having a cause can be a valuable motivator. She also shares her most valuable learnings from participating in Stanford's Biodesign program.  

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Lastly, here's the link to the full interview with Holly if you'd rather read it instead.