Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes
- Magazine Article
As often happens in the medical industry, innovative ideas hatched in university research settings spawn innovative companies, which create innovative products. A case in point: HemoSonics. The Charlottesville, VA-based medical device company was started in 2005 by two professors and a post-doctoral research student at the University of Virginia School of Medicine's Bio-Medical Engineering program — Bill Walker, Mike Lawrence, and Francesco Viola, respectively. The trio identified a method for measuring the stiffness of blood clots by using ultrasound imaging technology and created a system built around that technology aimed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.