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Could this Be the Next Big Medtech IPO?
 An orthopedics startup with a novel knee implant may be the next big medtech IPO.
(May, 2015)
Interrad Medical Sees Opportunity in Securing Catheter Lines
Interrad Medical says its nontraumatic securement device can help reduce problems such as migration and dislodgement in hundreds of millions of catheter lines. 
(May, 2015)
Medtech Extrusion: It All Starts with the Materials
To extrude medical device tubing, the physical properties of the final product depend on the type of material you use and on how tightly you control your process.
(May, 2015)
FDA Guidance May Increase Number of Devices with Pediatric Labels and Indications
Recent draft guidance from the agency offers industry clarity on how and when to use adult data extrapolation to determine whether a medical device is appropriate for use in children.
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#15)
  Kevin Lobo Chairman and CEO, Stryker     In 2014, Lobo made $9.12 million, an 8.1% increase from his compensationthe year before.   [Photo Adapted from a Wall Street Journal YouTube Video]     
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#14)
  David Dvorak, President and CEO, Zimmer     In 2014, Dvorak made $9.5 million. His compensation saw a jump of 23.8% from his 2013 compensation.  [Photo Adapted from a YouTube video]     
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#13)
  Daniel J. Starks, President, Chairman, and CEO, St. Jude Medical Last year, Starks made $10.2 million, which meant his annual compensation jumped 5.2%% from 2013.   [Photo Courtesy of St. Jude Medical]   
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#12)
 Michael Mahoney, President and CEO, Boston Scientific In 2014, Mahoney made $10.5 million. His compensation declined 3% from the previous year.   [Photo Courtesy of Boston Scientific]     
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#10)
  Timothy M. Ring, Chairman and CEO, C.R. Bard     In 2014, Ring made $10.8 million, a 15.8% increase from his compensation the previous year.    
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#11)
Kieran T. Gallahue, Chairman and CEO, CareFusion Gallahue made $10.7 million in 2014, up 15% from what he made the year before.  [Photo Courtesy of CareFusion]   
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#9)
  Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman, President and CEO, Becton Dickinson & Company   = In 2014, Forlenza made $10.9 million, which was up 19.6% what he made the previous year.  [Photo Adapted from Becton Dickinson YouTube Video]   
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#8)
Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic  Ishrak made $12.1 million in 2014, an increase of 35% from the previous year's compensation. [Photo Courtesy of Medtronic]   
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#7)
George Barrett, Chairman and CEO, Cardinal Health   Barrett made $12.5 million in 2014, an increase of 8.5% from the previous year's compensation.  [Photo Adapted from a Russell Reynolds Associates YouTube Video]   
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#6)
Robert Parkinson Jr., Chairman and CEO, Baxter International   In 2014, Parkinson made $15.3 million, a drop of 5.3% from his compensation the previous year. While Parkinson's compensation declined, he has held on to his ranking among highest-paid CEOs.     
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#5)
Miles D, White, CEO of Abbot Labs      White made $17.7 million in 2014, down 15% from what his compensation was in 2013, the year he was the the richest medtech CEO in the land.            
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#4)
David E.I. Pyott, Chairman and CEO, Allergan ,  In 2014, Pyott made $17.8 million increasing his 2012 compensation by 48.2% from 2012, a year in which his compensation declined greatly.       
(May, 2015)
Edwards Hits A Bump in the Road in Heart Valve Trial
Edwards Lifesciences is pausing enrollment in a trial studying its transcatheter mitral valve replacement therapy following the discovery of a serious, but rare complication. 
(May, 2015)
A Code for Safer Medical Device Software
An industry group gives manufacturers recommendations to keep medical devices safe from hackers.
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#3)
  Inge G. Thulin, Chairman, President & CEO, 3M Last year, Thulin made $20.1 million, up 22.9% from what his compensation was in 2013.  [Photo Adapted From A 3M YouTube Video]   
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#1)
  Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO, General Electric       In 2014, Immelt made $37.3 million, nearly doubling his 2013 compensation, which had seen a downward slide.    Return to Beginning  Continue to Medtech's Billionaires
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America (#2)
Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO, Johnson & Johnson     In 2014, Gorsky made $24.9 million, up 47.8% from what he made the year before.     
(May, 2015)
15 Highest-Paid Medtech CEOs in America
 Here's MD+DI's annual review of the highest-paid CEOs in the U.S. Many executives retained their spot though there was a shift at the top.  
(May, 2015)
To Improve Medtech Sterilization, Try a Little Science and Creativity
Weighing in on the rash of infections and deaths associated with Olympus’s duodenoscope, a commentator offers provocative insights into how to grapple with microbes.
(May, 2015)
UDI Rule a Challenge for Ortho Company
Orthopedics company Globus Medical asks FDA to exempt already-distributed implant inventory from the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) labeling rule. 
(May, 2015)
St. Jude's Nanostim Leadless Pacer Still MIA in Europe
St. Jude Medical is struggling with its leadless pacemaker in Europe, while Medtronic just won CE Mark for its own rival product. 
(May, 2015)