We asked industry experts to weigh in on what medical technologies will be big in 2017. Here's what to expect in the field of surgical robotics. 

Dougal Adamson

TransEnterix anticipates filing for 510(k) clearance of its Senhance Surgical Robotic System in early 2017.

From expanded indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems to bioresorbable stents, medical technology took some big leaps forward in 2016. So what might 2017 have in store? We asked industry experts for some predictions. Here, in their own words, are the medical technologies they expect to see making headlines in 2017. 

Surgical Robotics

Surgical robotics is an undeniable major trend and so...

December 21st, 2016
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The Robots Have Arrived

After years of Intuitive Surgical's market dominance, 2016 was the year that new players of all sizes set their sights on entering the surgical robotics market.

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December 20th, 2016
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A Q&A with the CEO of Verb Surgical

Scott Huennekens, who heads Verb Surgical, told MD+DI about the company's plans to change the approach to robotic surgery.

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December 20th, 2016
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What Might Trump's Win Mean for Medtech?

The day after the presidential election, MD+DI took an early look at what might be in store for the Affordable Care Act, the medical device tax, FDA, and CMS under the incoming Trump administration.

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December 20th, 2016
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Abbott + Alere + St. Jude (+Thoratec) = One Messy Deal?

Abbott announced big deals in 2016, including an acquisition of Alere (which Abbott is now trying to terminate) and the $25 billion purchase of St. Jude Medical. Such a major buy will requre a major integration process too. 

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December 20th, 2016
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Take a look back at the biggest news stories of 2016 in medtech.

In retrospect, 2016 stands out as a memorable year because of the controversies, company transformations, and political changes it brought.

We've curated a list of the biggest news stories of the year in medtech.  That list includes stories on major medtech companies like Stryker, Johnson & Johnson, and Abbott, as well as announcements from new entrants and analysis of the impact political change may have on the industry.

These were the most popular news stories on MD+DI this year.

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December 20th, 2016
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We asked industry experts to weigh in on what medical technologies will be big in 2017. Here's what to expect in the field of personalized medicine.

Tor Alden

From expanded indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems to bioresorbable stents, medical technology took some big leaps forward in 2016. So what might 2017 have in store? We asked industry experts for some predictions. Here, in their own words, are the medical technologies they expect to see making headlines in 2017. 

Personalized Medicine

We are seeing a trend in personalization in every sector. One area that has seen a lot of progress is in the mapping of the human genome and the understanding of how individuals react to specific drug treatments. Increased technical power...

December 20th, 2016
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Stryker CEO: Why We Are Delaying Mako Total Knee Launch

Stryker's CEO explained why the company is choosing not to launch the Triatholon knee implant on the Mako robotic system until 2017, despite having received FDA approval for that use in 2015.

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December 20th, 2016
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3 Takeaways About J&J's Devices Business Transformation

Readers were curious to learn about the changes taking place within Johnson & Johnson's medical device business. This article described the details of and the reasons behind the organizational realignment.

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December 20th, 2016
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Stryker to Build New 3-D Printing Manufacturing Facility in 2016

Stryker announced in January that it would build a new 3-D printing manufacturing facility in order to innovate new products. A couple months later, details emerged that the facility will be located in Ireland.

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December 20th, 2016
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