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Grace Medical is a medical devices company specializing in the manufacture of ventilation tubes, middle ear implants and specialty instrumentation for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) professionals. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the business started out of a garage and has since grown into a global market leader in the development of ENT products.
When it comes to their product development approach, Grace Medical relies mainly on their relationships with ENT surgeons, in addition to information gleaned from competitors’ patent applications, to inform their product decisions. When surgeons suggest new ideas, the company starts their preliminary patent research using publicly available resources, to ensure there’s nothing in the way of them commercializing the idea.