MassDevice Q&A

June 30, 2009 by MassDevice staff

Q&A Features

05/27/2013 by Brian Johnson

Three months before he took the reins at Boston Scientific, Mike Mahoney told MassDevice his thoughts on how he looked to turnaround the medical device giant in this podcast from the MassDevice Big 100 East

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Maybe the only mistake Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) made when they hired Michael Mahoney as CEO was waiting so long to do it.

After spending much of the last half...

05/02/2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Sanovas' new MicroCam plug-and-play endoscopic imaging system paves the way for a paradigm shift toward linear medical devices for natural orifice surgery, CEO Larry Gerrans tells

Sanovas CEO Larry Gerrans and the MicroCam technology

In talking about his company's newly launched MicroCam laparoscopic imaging platform, Sanovas CEO Larry Gerrans tells a story of innovation and, perhaps more importantly, of evolution.

In an interview with, Gerrans described the "plug-&-play...

04/23/2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

A quartet of healthcare giants including UnitedHealth, the largest single health insurer in the U.S., joins forces for the SharedClarity project, aiming to leverage their combined Big Data to get the best devices for the best prices.

There's a vast trove of potentially valuable data salted throughout the U.S. healthcare system, but as yet nobody's figured out how to connect the data...

04/22/2013 by Brian Johnson

MassDevice talks disruptive business models in the medical device and hospital world with Novation executive and aptitude vice president Troy Kirchenbauer

Two years ago, Troy Kirchenbauer got an opportunity most employees would shy away from – the chance to put his company out of business.

The former Novation executive and current general manager of Aptitude LLC, a new web portal spunout of the Irving, TX.-based group purchasing organization, was tasked with leading a team with the mission of tearing apart not only Novation's business model, but the method by which hospitals buy billions of dollars of medical equipment...

04/10/2013 by Brian Johnson

Biomet CEO Jeff Binder tells why gain sharing is bad for the medical device business and how the best is yet to come for the orthopedics sector.

Biomet CEO Jeff Binder

Two decades after he jumped ship from the Boston Consulting Group into the orthopedic world, the business of bones and joints still fascinates Jeff Binder, despite some of the headwinds the industry has faced over the past 5 years.

Maybe that's because the CEO of Warsaw, Ind.-based Biomet, a privately held orthopedic medical device company, is experienced enough to know the industry has been counted out before.


04/03/2013 by Brian Johnson

Medical device company Entellus Medical is looking to change the standard of care in treating chronic sinusistis.

Entellus Medical

Brian Farley knows a little something about building a successful medical device company from the ground up.

Back in 1995 Farley was the 1st employee of VNUS Medical Technologies, which developed a catheter-based treatment for venous insufficiency. During his tenure as VNUS CEO, the company went public in 2004 before being acquired by Covidien (NYSE:...

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