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  • 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

  • Cardiovascular | Diagnostics | Digital Health | Patient Monitoring
    Cardiac Care on the Can

    Cardiac Care on the Can

    Transitioning from reactive to proactive/preventive care could work wonders for the healthcare system. A proactive strategy is important for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death across the globe. According to a 2017 American Heart Asso…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 04.03.19

  • Cardiovascular
    What’s New with TAVR?

    What’s New with TAVR?

    Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), once the last resort for patients so sick or elderly they were deemed unable to outlive surgical aortic valve replacement performed via open-heart surgery, has now been proven to offer benefits for young…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 04.03.19

  • Digital Health | Patient Monitoring
    Converging Goals: How a Focus on the Patient Drives Stronger Healthcare Partnerships

    Converging Goals: How a Focus on the Patient Drives Stronger Healthcare Partnerships

    The foundation of healthcare is shifting from a provider-based to a patient-centric—or value-based—model. With aging populations, better-informed patients, and emerging technologies, the responsibilities and roles of every stakeholder in…
    Vicki Anastasi, VP and Global Head—Medical Device and Diagnostics Research & Real World Evidence Late Phase Research, ICON 04.03.19

  • Diagnostics | Digital Health
    Google’s Search for Direction in Healthcare

    Google’s Search for Direction in Healthcare

    Fake news, begone: Reports of Alphabet’s healthcare struggles have not been greatly exaggerated. That bears repeating: Not been greatly exaggerated. Indeed, Google’s parent company is foundering a bit in its attempt to claim a signi…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 03.07.19

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Digital Health
    Discerning Medtech’s Path in 2019

    Discerning Medtech’s Path in 2019

    It’s the dawn of another year, and that means it’s time to engage in the unavoidable pastime of prognostication. Predicting the future isn’t easy, but it can be fun and oftentimes insightful. One of the most rewarding aspects of pro…
    Mark Bonifacio, President, BCS LLC 01.31.19

  • Digital Health
    A Primer for Manufacturers Adjusting to Value-Based Healthcare

    A Primer for Manufacturers Adjusting to Value-Based Healthcare

    Value-based healthcare (VBHC) models are poised to transform everything from how patient care is delivered to how treatments are priced. A 2016 analysis by UnitedHealthcare estimated that at the end of 2018, more than $65 billion would be tied to val…
    Vicki Anastasi, VP and Global Head, Medical Device and Diagnostics Research, ICON 01.31.19

  • Digital Health
    2019 Preview: Predicting the Trends and Their Potential Impact on Business Plans

    2019 Preview: Predicting the Trends and Their Potential Impact on Business Plans

    The prognosticators are at it again. With 2019 well underway, industry pundits are deeply ensconced in a longstanding New Year’s tradition—predicting the trends and developments likely to impact medtech over the next 12 months (and beyond…
    Florence Joffroy-Black and Dave Sheppard, MedWorld Advisors 01.30.19

  • Neurological
    Neurostim Tech Leads the Charge at CES

    Neurostim Tech Leads the Charge at CES

    With 4,500 exhibiting companies and over 180,000 attendees, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is considered to be the world’s gathering place for consumer technology businesses and enthusiasts. The forum has been a proving ground of sorts for…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 01.30.19

  • Contract Manufacturing | Electronics | Neurological
    Aligning Innovation and Unmet Clinical Needs in Neuromodulation

    Aligning Innovation and Unmet Clinical Needs in Neuromodulation

    For physicians and care providers treating neurological disorders, the use of neuromodulation devices represents a potential solution for their patients. As this technology has evolved and advanced, its therapy applications continue to expand. Wit…
    Mark Hjelle, Senior Product Line Manager, Heraeus Medical Components 10.16.18

  • 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

  • Cardiovascular
    15 Years of Consi-stent Medtech Progress

    15 Years of Consi-stent Medtech Progress

    Though merely 15 years ago, given the breakneck pace of innovation these days, 2003 seems a world away in terms of science and technology. It was the year the Concorde supersonic jet made its final flight; the year Kodak released the first digital ca…
    Sam Brusco, Associate Editor 06.04.18

  • Digital Health
    What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been…

    What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been…

    Who could have predicted all the changes we have seen in medtech in the 15 years since 2003? In 2003, pacemakers were only used in cardiology. Since then, modifications of early pacemaker technology have erupted into the neurostimulation market. In M…
    Maria Shepherd, President and Founder, Medi-Vantage 06.04.18

  • 3D/Additive Manufacturing | Surgical
    Top 5 of the Past 15: Moments that Shifted, Shaped, or Shook the Medical Device Industry

    Top 5 of the Past 15: Moments that Shifted, Shaped, or Shook the Medical Device Industry

    You don’t have to be a Greek philosopher to understand the only constant is change; we see it every day in our personal and professional lives. The medical device business is driven by disruptive change fueled by our commitment to continually d…
    Dawn A. Lissy, President & Founder, Empirical 06.04.18

  • Diagnostics | Materials | Patient Monitoring
    Diabetes Management and the Role of Adhesives

    Diabetes Management and the Role of Adhesives

    Diabetes management has come a long way over the past few decades. The disease that used to require patients to visit their doctor’s office on a weekly basis for glucose readings can now be continuously monitored on-the-go in the office or at h…
    Del R. Lawson, Ph.D., R&D manager, Critical and Chronic Care Solutions Division, 3M 06.04.18

  • Digital Health
    Mobile Medical Applications: The Regulatory Framework in the U.S. and the EU

    Mobile Medical Applications: The Regulatory Framework in the U.S. and the EU

    The medical device market is one of the largest industries in the healthcare sector, which has seen significant growth in the last 15 years. Harnessing the benefits of the digital revolution and medical technology, the industry is in a state of conti…
    Sudeep Kolluri, Solutioning Lead, Freyr 06.04.18

  • Cardiovascular | Digital Health | Neurological
    The Human Cyborg, Circa 2033

    The Human Cyborg, Circa 2033

    The world is full of Neil Harbissons. So claims billionaire futurist Elon Musk, dreamer extraordinaire and outspoken doomsayer of artificial intelligence who is helming an effort to colonize Mars. Musk contends the Earth’s dominant species has…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 06.04.18

  • Diagnostics | Digital Health
    A Past Glimpse Into the Future

    A Past Glimpse Into the Future

    Scott Gottlieb, M.D., apparently is a man of many talents. Not only can the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 23rd commissioner communicate effectively, lead forcibly, invest cleverly, dress stylishly, and rear fowl effortlessly, he als…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 06.04.18

  • Diagnostics
    Theranos: Not Long for the Business World?

    Theranos: Not Long for the Business World?

    It won’t be long now. With a skeleton staff, dwindling finances, a sullied reputation, and a disgraced leader under criminal investigation, embattled blood testing firm Theranos Inc. seems veritably destined for a terrible, miserable, no goo…
    Michael Barbella, Managing Editor 05.03.18