Edison Nation Medical is a healthcare innovation marketplace with deep expertise in open innovation, product development, and medicine. Born out of collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System (one of the largest public health system in the United States), Edison Nation Medical’s mission is to create more effective, more efficient and safer healthcare through open innovation. We make this a reality by providing a clear and easy pathway through which anyone — physicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, even patients and caregivers — to submit a medical invention idea for full evaluation and potential commercialization and by helping inventors to break through the traditional barriers of healthcare innovation.

Joining Edison Nation Medical is free and ideas submitted to our confidential and secure online portal are vetted through an in-depth review process led by our team of medical, product development and legal experts. Our end goal is to commercialize each qualified product idea and, when we are successful, we share licensing royalties with the inventor and celebrate together.

Edison Nation Medical innovation headquarters is in Charlotte, NC with satellite offices in San Francisco and New York City.

TIMELINE

2001

Launch of Enventys, a product design and engineering firm that has helped develop and filed patents on more than 400 products

2005

Casting begins for Season 1 of Everyday Edisons, an Emmy-award winning reality television series that brings inventors’ ideas to life

2007

Season 1 of Everyday Edisons premieres on PBS stations

Edison Nation purchases Inventors Digest, a monthly magazine and web site devoted to promoting the interests of independent and professional inventors

2008

Launch of Edison Nation, a general consumer product developer and online community for inventors

2010

Louis Foreman, CEO, co-authors “The Independent Inventor’s Handbook”

Louis Foreman, CEO, elected to the boards of the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (IPO) and The United Inventors Association

2012

Launch of Edison Nation Medical, a medical device incubator and healthcare innovation portal for healthcare inventors