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Dupaco partners with Edison Nation Medical to uncover new inventions

Dupaco, a leading medical device manufacturer specializing in patient safety and positioning devices, and Edison Nation Medical, the premier healthcare open innovation marketplace, 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.

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.