Medtech veteran Dave Johnson has been with Alliqua Biomedical for less than 2 years, during which time he's overseen a major hiring spree, 3 business development deals and the company's 1st acquisition. In an interview with MassDevice.com, Johnson talks about his step-by-step perspective and where he hopes Alliqua will be in 5 years.
Boston Millennia's managing general partner Dana Callow discusses the 11-year journey to bring CardioMEMs implantable heart monitor to market and what his venture capital firm sees for the future of medtech investment.
Here's a look at some of the top Wall Street stories for medical device companies this week: Will Medtronic follow Walgreen and abandon inversion in Covidien deal?; ElectroCore seeks commercial partners for non-invasive headache tech; Allergan-Valeant update: SEC launches Ackman probe, Allergan pays up to $588M for Liris bladder drug, Ackman dangles IPO; Activist investor battles on over ConMed as shareholders vote approaches; Medtronic's Q1 earnings beat The Street on modest sales bump
Direct Flow Medical wins CE Mark approval in the European Union for the smallest size of its replacement heart valve and another EU nod for implanting the device without contrast media.
Direct Flow Medical said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for an additional size of its replacement heart valve, plus an EU OK for the use of the devices without contrast media.
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By Daniel Busso
More than 60 percent of teenagers have experienced a traumatic event in their lifetime, but only a minority will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For both researchers and clinicians, this raises an important question: Why are some youth at greater risk for mental health problems after trauma? As our lab reports in two recent studies, conducted after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the answer may lie in our neurobiology.
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com's coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day's news to make sure you're up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.