Wellness entrepreneur explains his vision – and surviving a deadly brain tumor


Avi Yaron entrepreneur

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Avi Yaron is no ordinary entrepreneur, but he is definitely an engineer. When diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, he met the challenge by inventing the solution to his own illness.

Instead of optic mechanics, he used small silicon chips that mimic an insect eye. These enabled a camera to provide access to both the right and left portions of the brain within a few millimeters — which is what the surgeon needed to more accurately operate. Thus was born VisionSense.

From there sprung a transition that has catapulted him to found  JoyVentures Inc. to aid and support neuroscience businesses such as Biolert, and others.

EE World editor, Aimee Kalnoskas shared her recent podcast with Medical Design and Outsourcing to gain insight into Yaron’s extraordinary story and his vision for the future of wellness.

Listen to the podcast at our sister site, EE World Online 



DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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