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Boston Scientific's Subcutaneous-ICD Gets a Boost
The European Society of Cardiology updates its guidelines for treating patients needing ICDs and the new recommendations may boost use of Boston Scientific's Emblem S-ICD.  
(August, 2015)
Will Positive Study Results Give St. Jude's Nanostim an Edge Over Medtronic's Micra?
An IDE study of St. Jude Medical’s Nanostim leadless pacemaker met both of its endpoints for safety and effectiveness.
(August, 2015)
Are Ortho Companies Ready for Medicare Bundled Payments?
CMS’s move toward bundled payments for hip and knee replacements will cause hospitals to turn a key eye to the cost of devices used in those procedures.  
(August, 2015)
Choosing Medical Device Components, from Stock to Custom
Medical device makers must consider time and money when choosing between stock and custom device components.
(August, 2015)
Rapid Virtual Concepting: Envision the Final Product at the Start
Shorten the medical device development process by practicing the four essential steps of virtual concepting.
(August, 2015)
How One Medtech Firm is Leveraging Consumer Tech to Fight Heart Failure
One Illinois company developing an implantable sensor technology is harnessing consumer technology to give clinicians a better tool to manage heart failure remotely.  
(August, 2015)
New Models of Open Innovation Crop Up
Open innovation platforms are being fueled by advances in technology, changes in healthcare and the recognition that individuals can come up with innovative solutions to difficult healthcare problems.  
(August, 2015)
A Game Plan to Beat Brain Injuries
NFL, GE, and Under Armour have funded a series of challenges to improve future detection, treatment, and prevention of traumatic brain injuries. 
(August, 2015)
Here's the Skinny on Dexcom's Partnership with Google
Dexcom is partnering with Google's life sciences team to develop and commercialize next-gen continuous glucose monitoring products that are smaller, cheaper, lighter and disposable. Arundhati Parmar On Tuesday, continuous glucose monitoring company Dexcom announced that it is partnering wit...
(August, 2015)
Hundreds of Women Petition FDA on Essure
Hundreds of people have written to FDA, with most asking the agency to pull Bayer's Essure permanent birth control from the market.
(August, 2015)
Continuous Glucose Monitors Coming to Pharmacies
Diabetic patients have reason for cheer—they may soon be able to fill a prescription for their continuous glucose monitors at their local drug store instead of going through a durable medical equipment distributor.
(August, 2015)
7 Executives Poised to Change Medtech Forever (Rometty)
Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty Virginia (Ginni) Rometty is chairman, president and CEO of IBM.   It's under Rometty, who happens to be on the Board of Managers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, that IBM has decided to wield the power ...
(August, 2015)
7 Executives Poised to Change Medtech Forever (Thompson)
Andrew Thompson Andrew Thompson is co-founder, president and CEO of Proteus Digital Health, a California company that is wielding medical technology, wearable technology, wireless technology and cloud technology to solve the problem of poor medication a...
(August, 2015)
7 Executives Poised to Change Medtech Forever (Neev)
Guy Neev Guy Neev is CEO of Check-Cap, an Israeli-based medical diagnostics startup that is poised to transform colorectal screening. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer to be diagnosed in the U.S., excluding skin cancer and the Am...
(August, 2015)
7 Executives Poised to Change Medtech Forever (Ishrak)
Omar Ishrak Posterity will determine the legacy of Medtronic's CEO, Omar Ishrak, but at least he is not afraid to take risks.  Ishrak has embarked on a journey to remake Medtronic from being a provider of high-end lifesaving widgets to...
(August, 2015)
7 Executives Poised to Change Medtech Forever (Holmes)
Elizabeth Holmes   At 19, Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University to start Theranos. Holmes is also CEO and her goal is to rock the existing preeminence of labs in the diagnostics industry by providing consumers access to cheap, fast...
(August, 2015)
7 Executives Poised to Change Medtech Forever (Colella)
Giovanni Colella Giovanni Colella is CEO of CastLight Health, which is literally shining light into black box - healthcare pricing.  The company's software solution allows people to do price comparisons of healthcare services so they c...
(August, 2015)
7 Executives Poised to Change Medtech Forever (Cashman)
Steve Cashman Steve Cashman is CEO of Ohio-based HealthSpot. He also cofounded the company that is attempting to overhaul how consumers access retail healthcare. And perhaps relieve the burden on the system which is based on delivering care through the ...
(August, 2015)
7 Executives Poised to Change Medtech Forever
These seven executives are all taking some level of risk in trying to fundamentally alter how the medtech and overall healthcare industry functions in the future.    Arundhati Parmar Calling this a time of unprecedented change in the world of ...
(August, 2015)
Duodenoscope Still Dirty? FDA Has More Reprocessing Advice
Following months of attention to the topic of dirty reprocessed duodenoscopes, FDA has more cleaning and testing recommendations for everyone who touches these scopes.
(August, 2015)
Medical Device Makers Have No More Cybersecurity Excuses
FDA just gave all medical device makers a major reason to prioritize hacking defenses. The agency has called for health care facilities to stop using Hospira's Symbiq Infusion System because of its cybersecurity weaknesses.
(August, 2015)
Trends in Drug-Delivery Devices
Seeking to extend patents and get a leg up on the competition, drug companies are increasingly encroaching on device makers’ turf. 
(August, 2015)
MD+DI Invites You to Dare-to-Dream Medtech Design Challenge
MD+DI editors invites entrepreneurs, inventors, students and the broader healthcare community to submit ideas for a dream medical device.  
(August, 2015)
Top Reimbursement Tips for Medical Device Makers
A reimbursement expert weighs in on what device companies must know about securing payer coverage and how to deal with a reimbursement setback.
(August, 2015)
Full Speed Ahead: FDA’s Expedited Access Pathway
FDA has unveiled new regulatory initiatives to encourage medical device innovation for the neediest patients. Here’s what you need to know about one such recent effort, the Expedited Access Pathway program.
(July, 2015)