Edison Nation Medical Announces Open Innovation Search Focused on First Aid Products

Jun 04, 2015, 09:12 ET from Edison Nation Medical

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, the premier healthcare innovation marketplace, today announced a worldwide search for product ideas related to first aid treatment. The most promising ideas uncovered during the three-month-long search will be presented to our major medical manufacturing partners, with the potential for future commercialization.  Invention ideas can be submitted through a secure, confidential portal at www.EdisonNationMedical.com/FirstAid now through September 1, 2015.

The objective of this search is to uncover ideas for products, devices, technologies or applications used in first aid treatment. These types of products can cover a broad array of categories that can include, but are not limited to:

  • First aid kit products
  • Athletic injury products
  • Bandages, gauze and dressings
  • Burn care
  • Hot & cold therapy
  • Sports medicine supplies
  • Single unit (unitized) medical supplies

"June is National Safety Month. With kids out of school for the summer, the focus should first be on injury prevention and second on quickly, and appropriately, treating first aid emergencies," said Robert Grajewski, president of Edison Nation Medical. "We're looking for first aid product ideas that improve upon the options already available on the market. We are confident that there are a lot of great ideas out there."

Born out of collaboration between consumer product development and open innovation firm, Edison Nation, LLC and Carolinas HealthCare System, the second largest public health system in the United States, Edison Nation Medical brings over 12 years' experience in successfully commercializing innovation ideas from individuals and small businesses. All ideas submitted to the search will be vetted through a confidential, proprietary 8-stage process led by Edison Nation Medical's team of medical, technical, intellectual property, and market commercialization experts.

The end goal of this search is for Edison Nation Medical to successfully commercialize each qualified invention on behalf of the inventor via licensing to a larger global manufacturing partner or via company incubation. When successful, Edison Nation Medical shares licensing royalties and revenues with the inventor(s). The search is open to the public, and individual inventors or small businesses worldwide are invited to submit inventions to www.EdisonNationMedical.com/firstaid through Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

To submit your idea, or obtain more information about the search, visit www.EdisonNationMedical.com/firstaid.

About Edison Nation Medical
Edison Nation Medical is a healthcare innovation marketplace with deep expertise in open innovation, product development, and medicine. Born out of collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System (the second largest public health system in the United States), 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 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.


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