What does it take to turn an idea into a commercial product?

From navigating regulatory approval, to raising funding, to entering the market, life science innovations face unique challenges. Join us to hear three seasoned entrepreneurs share their experience developing medical technologies and successfully selling their product. While all three are life science companies, they have diverse product paths.


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Elizabeth Good Mazhari
Investment and DEI Advisor (Consultant), TEDCO


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Howard Carolan, MPH, MBA
Co-Founder and CEO, CoapTech
The first FDA-cleared, ultrasound-based solution for bedside feeding tube placement.

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Aaron Hsu
Co-Founder and CEO, ClearMask
The first and only fully transparent, FDA-cleared surgical mask optimized for maximum clarity and comfort.

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Larry Tiffany
CEO, Medcura
FDA-cleared products that rapidly stop bleeding independent of the body’s clotting cascade, and work on wounds of all shapes and sizes.

Presented in partnership with TEDCO
Sponsored by Maryland Open for Business