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Kate Stephenson

Academic Partnerships and Business Development at iO life science

Profile

Between obtaining her MS in Biomechanical Engineering and returning to Stanford University complete a Mechanical Engineering Phd, Dr. Stephenson spent ten years in the medical device industry as a Senior Design Engineer and Project Manager. She has worked on over eighteen different devices, ranging from insulin pumps to annuloplasty rings. During her PhD she taught courses in design and entrepreneurship as part of Stanford's world class design program. She also completed a two year stint as the Resident Clinical Bioengineer at Stanford Children’s Hospital Gait and Motion Lab, where she advised on complex orthopedic surgery cases and worked directly with patients. She has recently joined iO life science, where she works with early stage medical device companies on their design and manufacturing strategies. Her current role at iO is in business development and academic partnerships.

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