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Short Course 2
Leading Product Innovation
Monday, August 18 | 9:00am - 12:00pm


Instructor: John C. Carrano, Ph.D., President and Founder, Paratus Diagnostics, LLC

The primary objective of this course is to show you how to raise capital for your early stage company. A special emphasis will be placed on learning how to develop and construct an effective investor pitch using the instructor’s “Disciplined Creativity” concept and framework. A tutorial on cost-benefit analysis will be provided as an excellent approach to establishing your value proposition. We will then describe the “Spiral Development Process” for rapid, effective, and successful prototype development, followed by an in-depth examination of the life-cycle process, and a pragmatic approach to product development as it specifically applies to the medical devices field.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to successfully raise capital for your company or your project
  • Learning how to pitch a new idea
  • Writing a winning proposal
  • FDA QSR and ISO 13485 product development processes
  • Leadership and management techniques
  • Mathematics of cost-benefit analysis to establish a value proposition

Speaker Biography

John C. CarranoJohn C. Carrano, Ph.D., President and Founder, Paratus Diagnostics, LLC

Dr. John C. Carrano is currently the CEO of Paratus Diagnostics, a firm specializing in the development of sample preparation solutions for POC diagnostics. Previously, he was Vice President, R&D at Luminex. He was as a Program Manager at DARPA, where he initiated several programs related to biological sensing. Dr. Carrano retired from the military in 2005, after 24 years of service. He has co-authored over 60 scholarly publications and has several patents.

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