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Three questions for Edwards Lifesciences CEO Michael Mussallem

November 16, 2011 by Brian Johnson

MassDevice talks with Edwards Lifesciences CEO Michael Mussallem about why the medical device industry is a good fit for him and the biggest mistake of his career.

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If the good people of Orange County felt a gale force wind a few weeks back, it may have been a sigh of relief coming from the Irvine, Calif. headquarters of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE:EW) after the FDA finally gave a much-anticipated green light to the company's Sapien transcatheter aortic valve.

Edwards had been hanging fire since July, when an FDA advisory panel recommended that the federal watchdog agency approve the device.

Three questions for Masimo CEO Joe Kiani

November 4, 2011 by Brian Johnson

MassDevice talks with Masimo CEO Joe Kiani about why the medical device industry works for him.

Joe Kiani is part of a pretty exclusive club. The founder, CEO and chairman of Masimo Corp. (NDSQ:MASI) built the company up from a start in his garage to a publicly traded company with more than 2,000 employees.

Medtronic CEO nixes spine spinout, BSX COO to step down, Podcast with Capsule Tech CEO | MassDevice.com +3

October 31, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The top three medical device stories for October 31, 2011.

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Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three med-tech stories of the day. This latest feature of MassDevice.com's coverage highlights our three 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.

If you read nothing else this Halloween, make sure you're still in the know with MassDevice +3.

MassDevice Podcast: Capsule Tech's Stuart Long talks connectivity, innovation and momentum

October 31, 2011 by Arezu Sarvestani

Capsule Tech's newly appointed North America president Stuart Long tells MassDevice about the company's surging growth and what it means to be a "middleware" service provider.


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When Stuart Long accepted the keys to the corner office at Capsule Tech. North America earlier this month, he walked into a period of skyrocketing growth for the medical device connectivity company.

BSX's Ray Elliot steps down, Hologic slides on Wellpoint call, AtriCure on the auction block | MassDevice.com +3

October 17, 2011 by MassDevice staff

The top three medical device stories for October 17, 2011.

Plus 3

Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three med-tech stories of the day. This latest feature of MassDevice.com's coverage highlights our three 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.

If you read nothing else today, make sure you're still in the know with MassDevice +3.

End of an era: Ray Elliott steps down as CEO of Boston Scientific

October 17, 2011 by Arezu Sarvestani

J. Raymond Elliott left an indelible mark on med-tech goliath Boston Scientific during two years in the corner office. As he passes the torch to interim CEO Hank Kucheman, MassDevice looks back on one of the most boisterous CEOs in the device space.

J. Raymond Elliott

In two years in the corner office at Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX), J. Raymond Elliott left an indelible stamp on the medical device goliath. As he steps down today, handing the keys over to interim CEO Hank Kucheman, he leaves some mighty big shoes to fill.

MassDevice Podcast: AccuVein CEO Ron Goldman

October 12, 2011 by MassDevice staff

AccuVein CEO Ron Goldman tells MassDevice about his firm's hand-held vascular imaging technology.

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Venipuncture – drawing blood or establishing an intravenous feed – is the most common invasive medical procedure. For many patients, it's a painful exercise in frustration when clinicians struggle to find a blood vessel, sometimes requiring multiple needle sticks.

AccuVein and CEO Ron Goldman aim to change all that with the company's AV300 vascular illumination device. The wireless, handheld module uses a pair of lasers to paint a patient's arm with light, making otherwise invisible or hard-to-find blood vessels apparent to the naked eye.