Editorial


  • Contract Manufacturing
    The Challenges of a Changing U.S. Medical Products Supply Chain

    The Challenges of a Changing U.S. Medical Products Supply Chain

    Will changes to the medical products supply chain last once the pandemic is over? Could the U.S. support it if it didn't?
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 09.01.20

  • Surgical
    Building the Foundation of Enhanced Care

    Building the Foundation of Enhanced Care

    Robotic surgery and artificial intelligence stand to make a lasting impact on healthcare.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 07.21.20

  • Surgical
    A Way Back…to the OR

    A Way Back…to the OR

    Recently, AdvaMed, AHA, and AORN released a guidance to help return medical device representatives to the OR safely.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 06.04.20

  • Diagnostics
    AdvaMed’s Scott Whitaker on Medtech’s COVID-19 Response

    AdvaMed’s Scott Whitaker on Medtech’s COVID-19 Response

    Highlights of a discussion with Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed, about the industry’s response to the COVID-19 battle.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 05.01.20

  • COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on Healthcare’s Supply Chain

    COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on Healthcare’s Supply Chain

    While some have speculated about what will happen after this passes, the one area that most interests me is the medical device and healthcare supply chains.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 04.01.20

  • R&D & Design
    The New Source of Medtech R&D

    The New Source of Medtech R&D

    Do alliances between academia and the medical device industry represent the future of research and development in the medical device industry?
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 03.04.20

  • Electronics
    Thoughts from My First Trip to CES

    Thoughts from My First Trip to CES

    The Digital Health Summit (a component of CES) spans two full days, with dedicated conference sessions devoted to the rapidly evolving consumer health industry.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 01.29.20

  • Tidying Up: What

    Tidying Up: What's on Medtech's To-Do List?

    Both small and large firms take time to map out their strategy for the next year; industry may want to take the same approach to address pending concerns.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 11.04.19

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation at The MedTech Conference

    Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation at The MedTech Conference

    This year’s MedTech Conference celebrated several themes, including a need for diversity, the evolution of innovation, and the changing regulatory environment.
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 10.08.19

  • Diagnostics | Digital Health | Patient Monitoring
    The Legacy of Apple Health

    The Legacy of Apple Health

    Does Apple Health present the opportunity to be the company's greatest contribution to mankind or will it falter due to a lack of direction?
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 09.06.19

  • Catching Its Breath: Observations from the 2019 Top Companies Reports

    Catching Its Breath: Observations from the 2019 Top Companies Reports

    The medical device industry has become quite accustomed to megamergers that see two of its largest players join forces to generate a more robust product portfolio. In recent years, we’ve seen the marriage of Medtronic and Covidien, BD and Bard,…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 07.30.19

  • 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

  • Contract Manufacturing
    The Evolution of Outsourcing

    The Evolution of Outsourcing

    According to Grand View Research, the global medical device outsourcing market was valued at $94.2 billion last year and is anticipated to grow at a very healthy 10.5 percent CAGR through 2026. That analysis includes contract manufacturing, regulator…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 05.01.19

  • Diagnostics
    Fake It Until You Make It: Comments on the Theranos Documentary

    Fake It Until You Make It: Comments on the Theranos Documentary

    Anyone who has already seen the documentary running on HBO, “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley,” will likely recognize the phrase I used as the headline for this issue’s Letter. While it’s not new or unique to that…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 04.03.19

  • Going Beyond the Conversation in Addressing the Skills Gap

    Going Beyond the Conversation in Addressing the Skills Gap

    Unless you’ve gone willfully about without reading any news, watching television, surfing the internet, or speaking with colleagues, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the growing skills gap (or labor shortage or whatever other term you want…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 03.07.19

  • Continuing on the 510(k) Pathway or Finding a Different Route?

    Continuing on the 510(k) Pathway or Finding a Different Route?

    In my last Editor’s Letter, one of my “holiday wish list” items for 2019 was an improved industry image. To the general public, that includes the FDA and its oversight and regulations tied to medical devices. As such, efforts to enh…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 01.30.19

  • The Sun Will Shine Again: Preparing for Change

    The Sun Will Shine Again: Preparing for Change

    Change is not typically something many have an easy time with. I know for me personally, it can present a challenge. The changing of clocks after Halloween, for example, can be a bit depressing as the days seem to shorten very quickly. It’s alw…
    Howard Revitch, Group Publisher 01.03.19

  • My Holiday Wish List (for Industry)

    My Holiday Wish List (for Industry)

    It’s unbelievable to realize I’m once again writing an end-of-the-year Editor’s Letter; 2018 seemed to pass by in a blur. All good things…well, you know. The timing does, however, offer the opportunity to consider my 2018…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 11.26.18

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Surgical
    Regulating the Practice of Medicine

    Regulating the Practice of Medicine

    In the latest issue of MPO’s sister publication, Orthopedic Design & Technology (ODT), my Editor’s Letter posed a question regarding regulatory approval of implants. Specifically, I wondered if all implanted devices should be required…
    Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief 10.16.18

  • 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