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Local doctor's medical device gets quick FDA approval

EZ Vein device helps health care providers start intravenous catheters.
by Don Mecoy Published: December 13, 2011
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Perry, 33, graduated from OU College of Medicine in 2007, and his work with patients generates his inventions. In fact, his focus on creating and engineering new devices delayed his entry into the family medicine residency program.

“I have a machine shop at house,” Perry said. “I would see a need and think about, build a prototype and test it and then talk to people in the field, file a patent and come up with a business plan.”

But he plans to continue his medical career, while continuing to craft devices that help patients, doctors and emergency responders.

“You need the practice in order to see what the needs are,” he said. “You can't just sit in a lab and think about what problems of the world are.

“I got into this to do the whole medicine side,” he said. “I enjoy solving problems, but it's really the patient care that drew me to medicine.”

by Don Mecoy
Business Editor
Business Editor Don Mecoy has covered business news for more than a decade after earlier working on The Oklahoman's city, state and metro news desks, including a stint as city editor. He has won state and regional journalism awards for business,...
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