December 3, 2022

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Medtronic’s CEO would like to put the tech in medtech

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  • MDO wins honors from American Society of Business Publication Editors

    Medical Design & Outsourcing received awards for design and content at the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ 2022 Azbee Awards of Excellence yesterday. The annual awards program honors outstanding work by U.S.-based business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications, including magazines, websites, email newsletters, social media and blogs. The organization calls its awards program “one… […]

  • Corindus opens new HQ; take a photo and video tour of the facility

    Corindus announced the opening of its new headquarters this week. It’s moved to Newton, Massachusetts, for a space that’s more than twice as big. The precision vascular robotics developer — a Siemens Healthineers subsidiary — boasts a new facility that totals 77,000 ft², compared to 35,000 ft² in the former headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The… […]

  • How medtech is tackling supply chain challenges

    Join us at DeviceTalks Boston on May 10-11 to hear how medical device companies are propping open supply lines and ensuring a steady flow of products to customers in a constantly changing world. Sharing best practices is more important than ever because supply chain challenges aren’t expected to diminish post-pandemic. That’s because superstorms, fires, droughts and other extreme events… […]

  • How to pass the patent eligibility test for Software as a Medical Device

    There’s “significantly more” to it than a good idea for an SaMD algorithm. Kathleen Daley, Angeline Premraj and Jason Zhang, Finnegan Technology continues to change the practice of healthcare, and one area where this has become evident is the increasing prevalence of software aimed at healthcare applications. This can include software that is integral to… […]

  • What is the future of cardiac ablation?

    Pulsed-field ablation (PFA) — a non-thermal method for cardiac ablation — has the potential to positively disrupt the atrial fibrillation market. Amid the excitement around the technology, Medtronic announced in January that it would acquire cardiac mapping and ablation technology developer Affera for nearly $1 billion. Meanwhile, Boston Scientific in February closed its $1.75 billion acquisition of Baylis Medical… […]

  • Discover where this artificial pancreas pioneer sees medtech development going

    Frank Doyle — a prolific medical device inventor and Harvard engineering school leader — will discuss the future of medtech development during DeviceTalks Boston, May 10–11, 2022. A pioneer in developing artificial pancreas technology to treat diabetes, Doyle will share his insights on the future of medical device development, including the expanding role of robotics and artificial… […]

  • Medtronic’s CEO would like to put the tech in medtech

    Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha spoke of the company’s goal of “putting the tech in medtech” during a keynote today at the Design of Medical Devices Conference at the University of Minnesota. The head of Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) — the world’s largest medical device company — thinks that medtech could enable healthcare that is much more individualized… […]

  • FDA issues draft guidance for increasing racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials

    The FDA today issued a new draft guidance outlining plans for increased diversity in clinical trials in the U.S. Expanding upon previous guidances for improving clinical trial diversity, this latest draft guidance — “Diversity Plans to Improve Enrollment of Participants from Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Subgroups in Clinical Trials” — recommends that sponsors of medical… […]

  • This handheld surgical robot could automate catheter placement

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory have developed an artificial intelligence-guided ultrasound device to help physicians quickly deploy a catheter at a point of injury. Following traumatic accidents, medical professionals often have to apply life-saving treatment to patients with severe internal bleeding. Delivering catheters into a central blood vessel to administer fluid… […]

  • Consolidation Innovation: Creating New Opportunities for Medical Devices

    By Dan Aicher, CEO of EmbedTek, LLC Medical device designs are complex – from the technological advancements that created them and interconnects between different functional facets, to their enclosures and regulatory requirements. When you add scalable manufacturing to the mix, medical device OEMs are faced with a complex burden to manage. Third party partners experienced… […]

  • Top tips and tricks for feasibility testing

    Avoid unexpected failures and keep your project on time and on budget with these best practices. Eric Kennedy, Kaleidoscope Innovation; and Maciej Jakucki, Element Materials Technology You’ve passed through your design freeze, parts are rolling in and everyone is excited as verification testing starts. The first few tests are underway and — uh-oh — your… […]

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