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4 Tips On Increasing Speed to Market Of Products
For any company looking to succeed, getting its products out to the market quickly is crucial. A Medtronic professional shares some tips to achieve that.  
(November, 2014)
Understanding India's Medtech Market And Its Potential for Global Companies
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak believes Indian market should be pursued despite challenges. PwC India's Sree Chenincherry and Nitin Soundale agree and provide strategies for medtech companies to succeed in India. 
(November, 2014)
New Commercial Models for the New Hospital Customer
As the purchase of medical devices increasingly shifts from physicians to hospital administrators, manufacturers must reassess their business models.
(November, 2014)
Will Allergan’s Medical Device Business Be Sold Following Actavis Deal?
Allergan has agreed to sell for $66 billion, but buyer Actavis seems more interested in its pharmaceuticals than its medical device unit, says one analyst.  
(November, 2014)
Provider, Payor Put Down “Boxing Gloves” to Improve Care
SharedClarity, a startup entity orginally formed by UnitedHealthcare and Dignity Health wants to change how hospitals source some of their most expensive products. 
(November, 2014)
Medtronic Finds Growth in Fledgling Hospital Solutions Business
Medtronic's fledgling hospital solutions business is winning some success by tapping into the need for European hospitals to improve efficiency.  
(November, 2014)
CDRH: Legacy 510(k) Devices Need Cybersecurity Risk Assessments
CDRH would like to see documentation including hazard analysis, mitigation, and design consideration pertaining to intentional and unintentional cybersecurity risks in premarket submissions.  
(November, 2014)
Winners Announced For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge
Six judges weighed finalists entries to choose their top three candidates and their votes were combined to arrive at the winners of the Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge. The people had their say too.  
(November, 2014)
Dialysis Patients Can Benefit From Heart Monitoring
Hemodialysis patients who are at risk of abnormal heart rhythm can benefit from long term cardiac monitoring, finds a small study from Medtronic.  
(November, 2014)
5 Tips for Designing with Reimbursement in Mind
 Mark Domyahn, senior director of global healthcare economics at St. Jude Medical, shares what everyone involved with new product design and development needs to know about reimbursement and healthcare economics.
(November, 2014)
How Registries Provide Insights into Medical Device Outcomes
Medical device registries can provide useful information about the safety as well as the short- and long-term effectiveness of products under real-world conditions.
(November, 2014)
Medtech Enjoys Relatively Rosy Reputation Among Patients
While the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries have long been looked upon with disdain by patients, the medtech industry enjoys a comparatively rosy reputation. The following infographic illustrates how public opinion of medical device makers stacks up. (click to enlarge)   &mdash...
(November, 2014)
Medtronic, No. 1 in Spine, Missing at North American Spine Society's Annual Meeting
The market leader in the spine business decides not to exhibit at the North American Spine Society's annual meeting.
(November, 2014)
Worldwide Market For Catheters To Reach $42.5B By 2020
Global market for catheters is expected to reach $42.5 billion by the year 2020, with Asia-Pacific region growing the fastest.  
(November, 2014)
Vote For Your Favorite Dare-to-Dream Device
The Contest is Sponsored by MD&M West  
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (Low-Dose X-Ray)
  Low-Dose Dental X-Ray Imaging System How does the device work? The low dose x-ray imaging system (LDXI) will help dentists work safer, easier and faster through...
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (Stewart Platform)
   Compact MRI in Surgery How does the device work? MRI is an indispensable tool to help diagnose health issues and to peer into the inner working of a human...
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (Synchroject)
  Synchroject How does the device work? Imagine a delivery system in which a powder and liquid can be mixed and delivered in one single maneuver. No ancillary sal...
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (PureWick)
  PureWick For Women How does the device work? A perforated, contoured tube wrapped in wicking material (a “Wick”) is positioned comfortably between a...
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (Wound Glove)
Wound Measurement Glove How does the device work? The rubber glove that must be worn by the healthcare provider will be printed or embossed with a measuri...
(November, 2014)
Applying Critical Dimensions to Medical Device Design and Development
By following a set of strategies for identifying critical dimensions early in the development process, designers can help manufacturers streamline the production process.
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (Aspirating Wand)
  Bi-Polar Aspirating Wand How does the device work? NICO Corporation’s Bi-polar Aspirating Wand (BAW) is a single use, disposable device designed for soft ...
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (CareTaker)
  CareTaker Vital Signs Monitor How does the device work? CareTaker is a small, vital signs monitor that extracts the arterial pressure waveform from a finger. ...
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (HaptiCare)
  HaptiCare System How does the device work? The HaptiCare system humanizes technology in healthcare and enhances the doctor-patient relationship during visits. T...
(November, 2014)
10 Finalists Chosen For Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge (Drug Implant)
  Subcutaneous Tuberculosis Drug Implant How does the device work? The device is a subcutaneous drug implant for tuberculosis medication for an entire therapeutic...
(November, 2014)