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Charvi Shetty is a rising entrepreneur who has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and in Inc.. In 2014, Charvi  founded KNOX medical diagnostics. KNOX has developed a revolutionary cloud-connected portable spirometer for asthmatic children. The device has been featured in Popular Science.

Charvi has a degree in bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley and a master's of biomedical engineering from the University of California San Francisco.

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Discussion timestamps:

01:57 - Guest intro
02:23 - Where Charvi grew up and why she studied bioengineering.
03:11 - Bioengineering / Biotechnology explained.
04:07 - Talk about research in the neuroscience lab at UCSF.
05:06 - Identifying clinical needs before looking for solutions.
06:40 - Opting to pursue a master's instead of entering the workforce.
07:22 - Master's thesis topic: automated algorithm for visceral and subcutaneous fat compartments detection.
08:05 - A historical context of medical imaging and a look at the future.
10:17 - Understanding the brain.
11:20 - 3D printing body parts... is the brain next?
12:00 - An introduction to KNOX.
15:31 - The prevalence of asthma cases in the US.
16:20 - Charvi explains current spirometry technology.
17:57 - Why KNOX is focusing on children patients.
20:53 - How to properly define the problem with the scientific method.
23:19 - A brief description of Agile engineering methodology.
24:18 - The value of mentors.
27:11 - Charvi talks about her roles and responsibilities as CEO.
28:22 - Teamwork tips.
29:06 - Future opportunities for KNOX medical diagnostics.
29:55 - The evolving nature of healthcare and the medical sector.
31:32 - Healthcare: a sector ripe for innovation.
32:43 - Challenges of living the startup life - dealing with uncertainty.
34:37 - Technologies that excite Charvi for the future - prosthetics,
35:45 - Words of advice for young engineers.

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