Surgical & Anesthesia Product Innovation Search: Dupaco Partners with Edison Nation Medical to Uncover New Inventions

Companies collaborate to find innovative product ideas to improve patient care in operating rooms, surgical rehab or recovery.

Aug 24, 2015, 09:24 ET from Edison Nation Medical

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dupaco, a leading medical device manufacturer specializing in patient safety and positioning devices, and Edison Nation Medical, the premier healthcare open innovation marketplace, today announced a global innovation search for surgical or anesthesia products used in operating rooms, surgical rehab, or recovery that provide safer patient handling, better patient outcomes, or reduce the occurrence of negative events.  

Dupaco's goal is to provide patients with the best protection devices.  For over forty years Dupaco has been working with some of the world's largest healthcare companies to do just that.

Through this search, Edison Nation Medical and Dupaco welcome product innovations that will reduce the likelihood of Serious Reportable Events or Medicaid-defined Provider Preventable Conditions (such as medication errors, pressure ulcers, electric shock, falls, burns, and hospital-acquired infections) or other preventable negative patient care events.

Idea submissions may include devices, products, technologies or apps and can be early-stage concepts all the way through fully-patented and manufactured products looking to scale. The search is open to the public, and individuals and small businesses from around the world are encouraged to submit inventions through the confidential portal at now through October 31, 2015. Every submission will be evaluated by Edison Nation Medical's team of intellectual property, medical and technical efficacy and commercialization experts and ideas that successfully pass through Edison Nation Medical's 8-stage evaluation process will be presented to Dupaco for potential licensing. Edison Nation Medical shares licensing royalties with each successful inventor.

Greg Jordan, President of Dupaco, says, "We are proud and pleased to be working with the innovative team at Edison Nation Medical to help discover new ways to enhance patient safety and comfort."

"Surgeons, OR nurses, orthopedic nurses, anesthesiologists, anesthesiology nurses and other clinicians on the front lines often have the best ideas for improving patient care and safety," stated Robert Grajewski, president of Edison Nation Medical. "But healthcare professionals are very busy with their primary jobs and may not have the time, resources or skills to bring their innovation to market. Edison Nation Medical provides a pathway to connect that healthcare professional with Dupaco, a leading medical device manufacturer, to bring their product idea to life."

For complete details about this search, visit

About Dupaco

Dupaco is an FDA Registered and ISO Certified Medical Device Manufacturer.  Founded in 1975, Dupaco specializes in patient safety and positioning devices and aims to provide the safest medical devices for the patient and the most appropriate tools for the medical practitioner.  Dupaco is located in San Diego, CA. Website:

About Edison Nation Medical

Edison Nation Medical is a healthcare innovation marketplace with deep expertise in open innovation, healthcare and product development across the entire innovation lifecycle: gathering, evaluating, validating, designing/prototyping and commercializing healthcare ideas. Born out of collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System (one of the largest public health systems in the U.S.), Edison Nation Medical's mission is to remove the barriers to healthcare innovation. Edison Nation Medical innovation headquarters is in Charlotte, NC with satellite offices in San Francisco and New York City. For more information, please visit or on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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