Erika Cheung Opens BIOMEDevice Boston with a Keynote on Ethical Practices for the Medtech Industry from Theranos Experience


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BIOMEDevice Boston, the premier industry conference for the medical technology design and manufacturing industries, opened yesterday with a hard-hitting keynote from famed Theranos whistleblower Erika Cheung. Now CEO and founder of Ethics in Entrepreneurship, Cheung reflected on past experiences and how today’s organizational leaders can learn from past circumstances and collectively challenge medtech companies to preserve the best practices as the industry progresses.

“That point of ethical humility, the fact that there’s capacity and capacity that we can all have in these situations…is really important,” Cheung said. “There are a lot of environments that can put pressure on us that really limit our ability to make good decisions that we find acceptable. We need to understand that health care, in particular, has a certain responsibility to be confident and capable.

Cheung was received by an enthusiastic audience of young and diverse entrepreneurs with a significant increase observable in this demographic of attendees, as well as industry veterans in an hour-long Q&A session. Questions received focused on industry barriers such as excellence as women leaders in organizations, the possibility of diversity in ethically run businesses and how to create changes in regulatory levels. by borrowing from other parallel industries.

“The key is very simple; It’s being honest with people,” Cheung said. “Talking about limitations or talking about their current position, both on the founders side… in addition to the investment side, being comfortable with hearing challenges. It’s going to be important to avoid a situation where there are these extreme exaggerations of what happens in the R&D phase.

“It was invaluable to hear Erika’s expertise and insight into how to maintain an ethical culture within the medtech community,” said Adrienne Zepeda, group events director, BIOMEDevice Boston. “We appreciate his perspective through his work on the ethics of entrepreneurship and hope that his access to these types of events will help provide investors, entrepreneurs and workers with resources to better recognize and manage issues. ethics in emerging companies.”

To access Cheung’s full keynote at BIOMEDevice Boston, as well as other keynotes and sessions from the event covering topics including surgical robotics, sustainability, digital health, and cybersecurity through the Smart Platform Event, register here.

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