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  • Software & IT | Surgical
    TransEnterix Buys Israeli Firm MST Medical to Boost Senhance Surgical Robot

    TransEnterix Buys Israeli Firm MST Medical to Boost Senhance Surgical Robot

    Adds advanced surgical image analytics technology capabilities to Senhance digital laparoscopy platform.
    Business Wire 09.24.18

  • Medtronic Acquiring Mazor Robotics for $1.6 Billion

    Medtronic Acquiring Mazor Robotics for $1.6 Billion

    Deal accelerates Medtronic's strategy to transform spinal procedures and improve outcomes.
    Globe Newswire 09.21.18

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Surgical
    3D-Printed Tracheal Splints Used in Groundbreaking Pediatric Surgery

    3D-Printed Tracheal Splints Used in Groundbreaking Pediatric Surgery

    Surgeon team used 3 custom splints to assist breathing of a 7-month-old patient battling life-threatening airway obstruction.
    Videos Georgia Institute of Technology


  • Irritation Testing Is Becoming Less Irritating

    Irritation Testing Is Becoming Less Irritating

    Register today for this FREE webinar on October 24th sponsored by Nelson Labs.
    09.17.18

  • Surgical
    Mike on Medtech: The Bleeding Edge, Part 2

    Mike on Medtech: The Bleeding Edge, Part 2

    The discussion over the controversial Netflix documentary continues between Sean Fenske and Mike Drues in this episode.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 09.07.18

  • Surgical
    Boston Scientific to Acquire Augmenix for Up to $600 Million

    Boston Scientific to Acquire Augmenix for Up to $600 Million

    Acquisition expands portfolio of men's health in-office procedures with adjunctive therapy for prostate cancer patients.
    Boston Scientific 09.07.18


  • Damning Documentary or Tugging at Heartstrings? A Look at ‘The Bleeding Edge’

    Damning Documentary or Tugging at Heartstrings? A Look at ‘The Bleeding Edge’

    Recently, I watched the controversial medical device industry documentary, “The Bleeding Edge,” featured on Netflix. For those who have not had the opportunity to view it, I would certainly encourage you to do so. I would also encourage y…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 09.07.18

  • Surgical
    Premium Medtech Price Strategies for the Robotics Segment

    Premium Medtech Price Strategies for the Robotics Segment

    First, Intuitive Surgical (IS) was developing procedures in laparoscopy, prostatectomy, and hysterectomy. Many of us who had presented other, non-robotic medical devices to the Value Analysis Committee said it couldn’t be done; robots and their…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 09.07.18

  • A Different Class of Engineer: How to Connect with Rising Medtech Talent

    A Different Class of Engineer: How to Connect with Rising Medtech Talent

    My grandfather—a World War II veteran who worked at GE in my native Cleveland—was one of my most beloved family members. When I told him I wanted to study engineering in college, he told me to find a university where I could get real, on-…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 09.07.18


  • Maintaining Compliance in the Digital Age

    Maintaining Compliance in the Digital Age

    I’ve spent much of my professional life assessing regulatory compliance in the life sciences industry. In the past, there was always a clear difference between compliance and continuous improvement, but times have changed. The old (i.e., out of…
    James A. Dunning, Principal, QPC Services LLC 09.07.18

  • Five Strategies to Gain New Business During Global Trade Tensions

    Five Strategies to Gain New Business During Global Trade Tensions

    This has been an exciting year for OEM medtech suppliers, though at times, it’s been a little too exciting. Companies have had to carefully navigate a slow-boiling, transatlantic trade war, careful to avoid crashing their profits and losses in…
    Florence Joffroy-Black and Dave Sheppard, MedWorld Advisors 09.07.18

  • Software & IT
    How to Choose the Right Quality Management System

    How to Choose the Right Quality Management System

    Beyond the requirement for medical device companies, having a quality management system (QMS) provides a framework to deliver consistency and efficiency in a business. The two main regulations requiring a QMS are FDA 21 CFR 820 (U.S.) and ISO 13485 (…
    Chuck Cimalore and Rasean Hamilton, Omnify Software and EarLens 09.07.18

  • R&D & Design
    Building a Strategic Patent Portfolio that Doesn’t Break the Bank

    Building a Strategic Patent Portfolio that Doesn’t Break the Bank

    A strategic patent portfolio is crucial to a medical technology company’s growth and survival, and also provides numerous business advantages. Patent portfolios are often the driving force in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), public offerings…
    David J. Dykeman, Co-chair, Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, Greenberg Traurig LLP 09.07.18

  • R&D & Design
    The Impact of Changing Healthcare Economics on Device Design

    The Impact of Changing Healthcare Economics on Device Design

    As the world’s largest and most profitable medical device market, the United States is economically essential for the launch of new products. OEMs must be successful in America to fund global marketing and R&D. Yet the U.S. is topping out i…
    Tony Freeman, President, A.S. Freeman Advisors, LLC 09.07.18

  • R&D & Design
    Finding Balance by Design

    Finding Balance by Design

    Every team developing a new product sets out determined to design the best product possible, but the word “best” isn’t precise enough. Products are subject to business realities and constraints, often comprised of many attributes th…
    David C. Robson, Principal, Robson Advisors 09.07.18

  • Electronics
    Driving Toward Custom Electronics

    Driving Toward Custom Electronics

    Off-the-shelf options can be adapted to suit needs, but more device makers are looking at custom electronic solutions.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 09.07.18

  • Cardiovascular
    In Sync: A Review of Cardiac Rhythm Management Technologies

    In Sync: A Review of Cardiac Rhythm Management Technologies

    An aging world population and improved treatments for faulty heartbeats are driving growth in the global CRM market.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 09.07.18

  • Molding
    Micro Giants: Micromolding for Medtech

    Micro Giants: Micromolding for Medtech

    Micromolding isn’t just scaled down injection molding—fabricating microscopic parts requires an entirely different approach.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 09.07.18

  • Quality Nightmares #42: Lost Cats

    Quality Nightmares #42: Lost Cats

    Quality Nightmares offers a humorous look at the challenges faced by medtech professionals.
    MasterControl 09.06.18

  • Surgical
    Mike on Medtech: The Bleeding Edge, Part 1

    Mike on Medtech: The Bleeding Edge, Part 1

    Sean Fenske and Mike Drues begin a multi-part series on the controversial Netflix documentary on the medtech industry.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 09.05.18