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Health care innovators should take a needs-driven approach, writes Paul Yock, founder of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

Health care innovators should take a needs-driven approach, writes Paul Yock, founder of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign.

This year, Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellows will concentrate on ophthalmology, spending 10 months to address needs in that field.

This year, Stanford Biodesign Innovation Fellows will concentrate on ophthalmology, spending 10 months to address needs in that field.

Stanford Biodesign students showcased their projects at a recent event on campus. Winning projects include a test to screen blood donations for hepatitis B and a treatment that can reduce ankle swelling.

Stanford Biodesign students showcased their projects at a recent event on campus. Winning projects include a test to screen blood donations for hepatitis B and a treatment that can reduce ankle swelling.

Serial health technology entrepreneur Josh Makower described his work developing devices that make medical procedures better for patients by seeking to "help the body do what it would want to do on its own."

Serial health technology entrepreneur Josh Makower described his work developing devices that make medical procedures better for patients by seeking to "help the body do what it would want to do on its own."