CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, the premier marketplace for healthcare and medical device innovation, today announced a partnership with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), America's leading specialty hospital devoted to orthopedics and rheumatology. As an Edison Nation Medical Innovation Partner, the HSS community gains access to a dedicated open innovation platform wherein inventions can be confidentially submitted for full clinical, intellectual property and commercialization evaluation. The objective of both parties is to bring commercially viable novel products to market that improve the efficiency, efficacy and safety of healthcare.
HSS joins other Edison Nation Medical Innovation Partners such as Carolinas HealthCare System, Mount Sinai, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and American Association for Respiratory Care in harnessing the ingenuity of employees and constituents through open innovation.
"Innovation has been key to HSS excellence for more than a century, and we're excited to further extend the reach and impact of our gifted team through this partnership with Edison Nation Medical," said Mark Angelo, Vice President of Innovation and Business Development at HSS. "HSS staff who provide direct patient care on a daily basis now have a great opportunity to use their creativity and expertise to improve care options. Their ideas have the potential to significantly impact patient care well beyond treatment at a single hospital."
Edison Nation Medical works with individuals, early stage startups and institutions to identify healthcare innovations that can improve patient care worldwide. Its marketplace matches inventors, entrepreneurs, hospitals and universities with manufacturing and healthcare partners to develop and commercialize new inventions. HSS and Edison Nation Medical will work together to evaluate, prioritize and develop medical devices, technologies and healthcare apps specifically from the HSS community.
"HSS is a highly specialized institution that delivers world-renowned care," said Robert Grajewski, President of Edison Nation Medical. "We're thrilled about the opportunity to offer Edison Nation Medical's infrastructure and expertise to help the HSS community bring new healthcare product concepts to life."
About Edison Nation Medical
Edison Nation Medical is a healthcare innovation marketplace with deep expertise in open innovation, product development, and healthcare. Born out of collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System, Edison Nation Medical's mission is to break down the barriers to healthcare innovation. We make this a reality by providing a clear and easy pathway through our open innovation platform for anyone — physicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, even patients and caregivers — to submit a medical invention idea for full evaluation and potential commercialization. Edison Nation Medical innovation headquarters is in Charlotte, NC with satellite offices in San Francisco and New York City. For more information, please visit www.EdisonNationMedical.com or find Edison Nation Medical on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery is the nation's leading orthopedic hospital with more than 25,000 surgical procedures performed annually. HSS performs more hip surgeries and more knee replacements than any other hospital in the nation and was the first hospital in New York City to receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and the first Hospital in the State of New York to be re-designated with Nursing's highest honor. Every HSS doctor holds an appointment on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. For more information, please visit www.HSS.edu.
SOURCE Edison Nation Medical