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  • Tubing & Extrusion
    Medical Manufacturing with Merit Medical OEM at MD&M East

    Medical Manufacturing with Merit Medical OEM at MD&M East

    Michael Blackham of Merit Medical OEM discusses the customization capabilities of the company for its thousands of products in its catalog.
    Videos Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief

  • Contract Manufacturing | Electronics
    Building Medical Electronics with ARC-tronics at MD&M East

    Building Medical Electronics with ARC-tronics at MD&M East

    Michael Goeringer of ARC-tronics discusses building electronics for the medical device industry and the challenges involved.
    Videos Sam Brusco, Associate Editor

  • Mike on Medtech: The NYT Editorial Board Statement

    Mike on Medtech: The NYT Editorial Board Statement

    Sean Fenske and Mike Drues discuss the recent comments made by the Board about the medical device industry and FDA.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 06.17.19


  • Messe Düsseldorf

    Messe Düsseldorf's New Managing Director Provides Medica 2019 Update

    Wolfram Diener makes a statement regarding MEDICA 2019 and COMPAMED 2019 to once again take place in Düsseldorf, Germany.
    Online Exclusives Messe Dusseldorf 06.14.19

  • 5 Tips for Selecting the Best Medical Translation Company

    5 Tips for Selecting the Best Medical Translation Company

    Get a better understanding of the truly critical criteria you need to consider before making the final choice.
    Online Exclusives Sean Hopwood, Founder and President, Day Translations 06.13.19

  • Packaging & Sterilization
    Revisiting the End: A Packaging and Sterilization Update

    Revisiting the End: A Packaging and Sterilization Update

    Changing regulations and new demands from medical device manufacturers are causing packaging and sterilization suppliers to revise and update their offerings.
    Mark Crawford, Contributing Writer 06.13.19


  • Diagnostics | Materials
    Care Points: The Current State of Point of Care Diagnostics

    Care Points: The Current State of Point of Care Diagnostics

    Speed, convenience, and cost are driving innovation in the global point-of-care market.
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 06.13.19

  • Molding
    Cast in a Different Mold: A Medical Molding Roundtable

    Cast in a Different Mold: A Medical Molding Roundtable

    This mainstay in medical manufacturing is subject to material and technology advances as well as competition from newer fabrication methods.
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 06.13.19

  • Digital Health | Neurological
    A Breakthrough for the Nightmarish Effects of PTSD

    A Breakthrough for the Nightmarish Effects of PTSD

    Though I am not a particularly strong supporter of Apple—and you’re welcome to contact me to find out why—I have to admit the Apple Watch could be a useful tool for proactive health monitoring. The Apple Watch Series 4, released…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 06.13.19


  • Digital Health
    AI in Healthcare: Where Are We Now?

    AI in Healthcare: Where Are We Now?

    At the 5th Annual World Medical Innovation Forum (WMIF), hosted by Partners HealthCare, three days of panels and presentations highlighted new applications of artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning and natural language processing technologies…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 06.13.19

  • Profiting from Philanthropy: The Business Case for Supporting Nonprofits

    Profiting from Philanthropy: The Business Case for Supporting Nonprofits

    I’m extremely proud that I know the elastic properties of Tootsie Rolls and jaw breakers for two reasons: Should Willy Wonka ever decide to venture into the medical device industry, I will have my testing and regulatory support estimate…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 06.13.19

  • Contract Manufacturing
    Outsourcing and Trade Policies: Navigating a Complex Issue

    Outsourcing and Trade Policies: Navigating a Complex Issue

    The goals for medical contract manufacturing run the gamut from simply finding a lower cost source for building products to finding a partner capable of supporting entry into markets where a device manufacturer has no physical presence. To best deter…
    Walter Tarca, President, Forefront Medical Technology 06.13.19

  • Medtech M&A: Advice for Buyers and Sellers

    Medtech M&A: Advice for Buyers and Sellers

    Studies show firms actively engaged in M&A increase their shareholder returns an average 25 percent to 100 percent more than their non-acquisitive counterparts over time. There are several key reasons for this additional shareholder value:…
    Florence Joffroy-Black and Dave Sheppard, MedWorld Advisors 06.13.19

  • Software & IT
    Connected Quality Systems Reduce Risks

    Connected Quality Systems Reduce Risks

    For the best outcome in medical design innovation with highly outsourced teams, having a rock-solid approach to quality is a prerequisite. As regulatory standards, market requirements, and device complexities have evolved, so too has the weight of th…
    Scott Reedy, Senior Director of Marketing, Arena Solutions 06.13.19

  • Packaging & Sterilization
    Package Testing and Validation: Interplay Between ISO 11607 Updates and MDR

    Package Testing and Validation: Interplay Between ISO 11607 Updates and MDR

    With recent updates to ISO 11607, Part 1 and Part 2, and the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) on track to replace Europe’s current Medical Device Directive (MDD) in 2020, medical device manufacturers are working hard to ensure their package desi…
    Britt Jones, Manager of Package Testing Services, WuXi AppTec 06.13.19

  • Collaboration and Control Are Key to a Successful Global Supplier Network

    Collaboration and Control Are Key to a Successful Global Supplier Network

    Note: This is the second in a two-part series. Read the first part by clicking here. Supply chain dynamics are prompting life science companies to seek innovative approaches that improve product safety while also enhancing clinical outcomes, redu…
    Daniel R. Matlis, President, Axendia Inc. 06.13.19

  • Medical Device Legislative and Regulatory Policy: A Spring Update

    Medical Device Legislative and Regulatory Policy: A Spring Update

    As the temperature begins to rise here in Washington, D.C., Congress continues to focus its heat on healthcare as a top priority. Looking closely at prices, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are determined to achieve solutions to lower healthcar…
    Jeffrey J. Kimbell, David C. Rudloff, and Caroline P. Tucker, Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates Inc. 06.13.19

  • R&D & Design
    Designing for a Seamless UX

    Designing for a Seamless UX

    Everyone has experienced the difference between a product that works the way a user thinks, feels, and behaves and one that is irritating, hard to interpret, and inhibits a positive experience. All medical product and service providers must consid…
    Dr. Bryce Rutter, Founder and CEO, Metaphase Design Group Inc. 06.13.19

  • Medtech Due Diligence: Proactive Steps to Successful Transactions

    Medtech Due Diligence: Proactive Steps to Successful Transactions

    The bar for due diligence in life sciences transactions is high and inching higher. Although today’s competitive deal landscape puts pressure on buyers and investors to move quickly, a strategic due diligence process that takes into account end…
    Robert H. Underwood, Ph.D., Partner, McDermott Will & Emery 06.13.19

  • Thoughts on the NY Times Editorial Board Statement

    Thoughts on the NY Times Editorial Board Statement

    To say the image of the medical device industry is unfavorable with the general public recently is an enormous understatement. Regrettably, in 20 years of covering this industry, I can’t recall a time the view of medtech has been as low as it&r…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 06.13.19