Today I’m talking with Harry Rowland, co-founder and CEO of Endotronix. Endotronix was founded in 2007 and is developing an implantable pressure sensor that can be placed in the pulmonary artery outside the heart. Dr. Rowland has led the company’s innovation, strategy and technology developments since the project began and has raised millions of dollars in funding. In this episode, he shares the exciting new prospects this technology offers as part of a complete health system that provides tools and feedbacks to help extend and improve patient’s lives.
- Dr. Rowland’s background in engineering and healthcare entrepreneurship
- Advanced heart failure, current standards of care and healthcare costs
- Endotronix implantable sensors and proactive heart disease management
- Raising capital for the business
- Perseverance and commitment as a startup
- Future of Endotronix and clinical testing
- Advice for new healthcare startups
- Engaging both patients and clinicians to make the product successful
- Medical device development in a global market
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Lightning Round Answers
Q: What advice you have for other innovators who are working to make a difference in health?
A: Be bold in pushing your idea forward. Be open to getting input on your ideas. Walk the fine line between ignoring the 100 No’s you’re going to get and learning from the No’s to make sure you’re getting the Yes at the right time.
Q: What’s a favorite quote or saying that motivates you?
A: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge
Q: What book do you recommend to listeners and why?
Win Forever by Pete Carroll – Lessons on how to organize teams, how to share a vision, and get people rallied behind that vision.
Q: What technology, tool or app would you recommend, and why?
A: Skype because it let’s you connect with anyone around the world.
Q: We will be making a financial donation to a charity of your choice. What charity have you selected?
A: Heart Failure Society of America – http://www.hfsa.org/
ABOUT THE HOST
As an engineer and business leader, I've worked to develop, launch and scale innovative products and solutions that impact health and wellness. As an entrepreneur, I know firsthand what it takes to start a business, build a team, and compete in the global marketplace.
On Digital Health Today, I leverage my experiences to help great leaders and innovators tell their stories and connect to users, investors and other stakeholders.