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If you're a frustrated inventor....there's a place you can go to test out your idea.  The Promedica Innovations program takes medically related ideas and tests their potential. Dr. John Pigott is a well known vascular surgeon, who also loves to invent better ways to do surgery.  He's now medical director of Promedica Innovations.  "It's incredible if you take that step back, what you can think of as an invention to solve that problem," says Pigott.  If it looks like it's an idea no one else has tried, then Promedica Innovations collaborates with Cleveland Clinic to get through some of the initial business roadblocks. "Does it help patients and is the market big enough to move the needle and is it a novel product where it's not a me too.", says Pigott.  If the idea makes it through that vetting process, and hits the market, the inventor makes 40-percent of the profit.

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