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Before We Die follows the stories of the brave, audacious, and stubbornly persistent problem-solving gizmologists from the Med-Tech world. Join us each week as top doctors, scientists, bio-designers and entrepreneurs share their stories of unimaginable successes and heartbreaking failures as they strive to bring their life-saving technology and diagnostic innovations to the patients who need them the most. 

With an emphasis on patient perspective, hosts Joey Brenneman, Sandra Miller, John MacMahon, and Craig Ullman lend their humor and expertise to explore the stories behind the people and companies driving a multi-billion dollar market as healthcare strives to catch up with innovation.

Plus catch weekly bonus episodes of Lab Before Slab, the tangential, mini-pod featuring the random, sometimes relevant, and always quirky conversations that happen around our production table when we should be doing other work. Topics for these bite-sized shows include telehealth, health equity, and life expectancy predictors, along with the latest happenings in med-tech.

Episodes

January 31, 2023 - 52 MIN

Electricity as Medicine: Cala Health (Encore Edition)

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After observing numerous brain surgeries, Kate Rosenbluth asked a question to a group of neurosurgeons. When their response was, I can't believe we didn't think of that, she knew that she was onto something. Her device, the Cala Trio.. Read More
After observing numerous brain surgeries, Kate Rosenbluth asked a question to a group of neurosurgeons. When their response was, I can't believe we didn't think of that, she knew that she was onto something. Her device, the Cala Trio, is a new, non-invasive option for essential tremor. Until now, the only other options were prescription medicine or brain surgery. Follow us on Kate's journey along with CEO of Cala Health, Renee Ryan, who immediately understood Kate's vision and pushed her to start the company shortly after delivering her second child. Electricity as medicine is not a new concept but the places that Cala Health is taking it is radically new -- and quite stimulating! (sorry). ENCORE Email us at beforewedie@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. Visit: bwdpod.com Twitter: @bwdpodcast LinkedIn: Before We Die Podcast Check out other shows from Offscrip Health SHOW NOTES: For more info on the Cala Trio and Cala Health https://calahealth.com/
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January 24, 2023 - 3 MIN

A Little About Lab Before Slab! (Encore Edition)

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Lab Before Slab is the mini-pod companion to the Before We Die Podcast. These are the conversations that happen around our virtual production table when we should be doing other things. But often, these seemingly random conversations.. Read More
Lab Before Slab is the mini-pod companion to the Before We Die Podcast. These are the conversations that happen around our virtual production table when we should be doing other things. But often, these seemingly random conversations lead to interesting thoughts and topics and we wished that we recorded them. One day we did and thus, the Lab Before Slab mini-pod emerged. Join us as Sandy Miller, John MacMahon, Craig Ullman and Joey Brenneman geek out about happenings in the med-tech world. You never know where the Lab Before Slab conversation is gonna go! Often fascinating, always a little bit quirky, Lab before Slab is a bite-sized episode that drops between the full length Before We Die interviews.
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January 24, 2023 - 15 MIN

Lab Before Slab: A Pill to Replace Exercise? Yes, Please! (Encore Edition)

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Scientists at Baylor and Stanford are researching a simple protein that may be able to reduce your caloric intake. John objects and blames the patients. The other hosts are the patients and object to John. Sandy plays the electric bi.. Read More
Scientists at Baylor and Stanford are researching a simple protein that may be able to reduce your caloric intake. John objects and blames the patients. The other hosts are the patients and object to John. Sandy plays the electric bike card. Craig accuses John of having a romantic notion of neurochemistry, which leads, of course, to bears. SHOW NOTES: Email us at beforewedie@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. Visit: bwdpod.com Twitter: @bwdpodcast Linked In: Before We Die Podcast Check out other shows from Offscrip Health
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January 17, 2023 - 42 MIN

Can Innovation Be Taught? Paul Yock and the Stanford Biodesign Program (Encore Edition)

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As a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Paul Yock wanted to find a way pay it forward. Stanford BioDesign is the result of that vision. Along with our very own Sandra Miller, they created a program that brought togethe.. Read More
As a professor at the Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Paul Yock wanted to find a way pay it forward. Stanford BioDesign is the result of that vision. Along with our very own Sandra Miller, they created a program that brought together problem solvers from different fields and taught them how to form cross-discipline teams identifying and solving patients' needs. The program's inception tapped into the substantial resources of Stanford and the Silicon Valley medTech community to support emerging med-tech innovators. Entering its third decade, the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign, as it is now known, has generated medical technologies and inspired similar training programs in over 17 countries. The question that drove the biodesign program was, "Can innovation be taught?" And the answer is a resounding YES! The center has reached over 7.6 million patients (and counting) with technologies initiated by trainees in the program. Email us at beforewedie@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666. Visit: bwdpod.com Twitter: @bwdpodcast Linked In: Before We Die Podcast SHOW NOTES: The Future of Health Care | Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign | Stanford Medicine Check out more shows from Offscrip Health OffScrip Health
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January 10, 2023 - 2 MIN

A little about Before We Die!

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Your health is at stake. Are there medical innovations that could save your life? Or even just make your day to day living a little more comfortable? Join us for Before We Die, a roundtable conversation podcast that will open the do.. Read More
Your health is at stake. Are there medical innovations that could save your life? Or even just make your day to day living a little more comfortable? Join us for Before We Die, a roundtable conversation podcast that will open the door to the world of medical technology and introduce you to the innovators who tackle health problems in search of a better or less invasive way. Along with co-host Joey Brenneman, the Before We Die creators and panel of experts, Sandra Miller, John MacMahon and Craig Ullman, will lend their humor and expertise to discuss the stories of a multi-billion dollar med-tech industry. Each week features a rock star innovator or expert from the med-tech field. They share stories of their successes and failures as they travel the long road to get their incredible and often lifesaving devices to the patients who need them the most. Email us at beforewedie@offscrip.com or call us at 855-283-4666
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