Apple has added Divya Nag -- another medical device veteran -- to its growing roster of professionals with a background in life sciences. The hire could help Apple navigate the medical technology market, which the Cupertino, Calif., firm is said to be targeting, according to 9to5mac.
Nag, who was selected for Forbes' 30 Under 30 competition in the Science & Healthcare category, has assisted more than 35 medtech startups refine their products, raise funding, obtain FDA approval, and pilot their products in prominent hospitals. She has accomplished this largely through a Stanford-based nonprofit medical technology entrepreneurship program known as StartX Med, which she founded at the age of 21 while on leave from the university.
Nag's experience could prove useful for Apple, which is thought to be mulling the launch of the iWatch and Healthbook app, which might enable users to track everything from blood glucose to heart performance. While the details of Apple's medical technology debut are fuzzy, it seems as if the company definitely is up to something in the space, after reports of a documented meeting with the FDA's device division and continued reports of Apple's hiring of medical technology experts.
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