MassDevice Q&A

June 30, 2009 by MassDevice staff

Q&A Features

10/29/2012 by Brad Perriello

OmniGuide CEO Scott Flora tells about his plans to build commercial scale for its BeamPath surgical laser.

OmniGuide BeamPath first visited OmniGuide in 2009, when the Cambridge, Mass.-based medical device company was developing the BeamPath laser scalpel, aiming for 2 orders of magnitude more precision than the most precise soft-tissue cutting tool.

Today the company has refined that technology even further and has turned its focus toward ramping up commercialization of the BeamPath device, CEO Scott Flora told us this month.


10/17/2012 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtech veteran Christopher Jones, the CEO of medical device company GlySure, tells about his experiences in the U.S. and across the pond, with some words of guidance for companies pursuing a Europe-1st strategy.

GlySure CEO Christopher Jones

GlySure CEO Christopher Jones has a career spanning more than 2 decades and 2 continents, during which he's seen the medtech regulatory pendulum swing from the Europe to the U.S. and back. 

In an exclusive interview with, Jones told us about being an American executive in the U.K., changing regulatory timelines and challenges to look for with a Europe-1st strategy.


08/27/2012 by Arezu Sarvestani

EnteroMedics CEO Mark Knudson and CFO Greg Lea tell about the company's Maestro weight loss pacemaker and how a twist on neuromodulation may help patients eat less and feel full without anatomy-altering surgery.

EnteroMedics VBLOC therapy

EnteroMedics (NSDQ:ETRM) is looking to control metabolic disease by attacking the problem closer to its source - human behavior.

"We tried to understand why people became over-weight and obese, and what was the underlying...

08/16/2012 by Arezu Sarvestani

The best way to beat Intuitive Surgical out of the corner it has on the prostate cancer treatment market is by amping up the aggression, radiosurgery veteran and Varian chief medical officer John Adler tells

boxing gloves

Radiosurgery innovator and medtech veteran John Adler is ready for a fight.

The outspoken inventor of Accuray's (NSDQ:ARAY) CyberKnife system, as well as the company's founder and former CEO, Adler is an evangelist for radiosurgery and its potential in a...

07/16/2012 by Sony Salzman

MassDevice discusses medical devices for mobile phones and the future of networked patient care with Dr. Leslie Saxon, cardiology chief at the University of Southern California. news

As cardiology chief of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Dr. Leslie Saxon is spearheading a successful mobile health innovation center called the Center for Body Computing. Founded in 2010, the coalition works with engineers, device companies and thought leaders to develop mobile health software and apps.

Saxon's ultimate goal is to create a single platform that is the "epicenter of wireless health." The CBC...

07/09/2012 by Arezu Sarvestani

OptiMedica CEO Mark Forchette tells MassDevice why femtosecond laser technology is changing the game in cataract surgery and how the promise of the technology lured him away from steady path at the largest ophthalmology company.

Updated: July 18, 2012 11:30 a.m.

OptiMedica CEO Mark Forchette

OptiMedica Corp. is making waves and challenging the leaders in global eye care with its Catalys Precision Laser system for cataract surgery and CEO Mark Forchette isn't shy about extolling his company's potential.

The Catalys system, which won FDA clearance in December 2011 and CE Mark approval in the European Union in August 2011, performs key incisions during cataract...

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