Voices of 2012: A look at some of our best interviews of the year

"We play a critical role in managing and moving market share. I think the device sector has not necessarily acknowledged the role of the GPOs, but I think increasingly, as products mature in particular, GPOs play a vital role in helping to drive market share up on behalf of a supplier." — Novation CEO Jody Hatcher

Read the full interview with Novation CEO Jody Hatcher

"I never get up in the morning and look at stock price and say that it’s a measure of success. There was a long time when the stock was at $3 and that was never a measure of failure, either. When I get up in the morning, the number 1 thing I care about is whether we are creating products that, in the hands of surgeons, are creating better value for patients. At Intuitive, we try to look at that with cold, hard facts." — Novation CEO Jody Hatcher

Read the full interview with Gary Guthart

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"I look at cost reduction as an ongoing exercise. So guess what? In the next 5 years, there’ll be another 25% target, so this is not going to go away." — Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak

Read the full interview with Omar Ishrak

"Doctors used to play a very meaningful role in the advancement of medicine and, while it might sound heretical for me to say this, they’ve been marginalized. If you don’t believe me, then go to your doctor and ask them what they think.." — Strathspey Crown Chairman Robert Grant

Read the full interview with Robert Grant

"If you want to start going after the consumer you must hire the people with that background and bring them in. If they don’t have a medical device background, teach them medical device. But encourage them to bring that approach, technique, discipline. You have no shot at the consumer if you don’t have those skills in the company and you are likely to waste both time and money." — Align Technology CEO Tom Prescott

Read the full interview with Tom Prescott

"My experience has been that, basically, innovation can trump a lot of economic headwinds." — Allergan CEO David Pyott

Read the full interview with David Pyott

"There are a lot of great people at Stryker. I think my exit was an unfortunate and unfair experience. To me it was unfair, unfortunate and personally challenging." — sBioMed CEO and former Stryker CEO Stephen MacMillan

Read the full interview with Stephen MacMillan

"I think democracy requires people to get involved, I believe we have to stay engaged in our democracy. Otherwise it doesn’t survive and other people run off with it." — Masimo CEO Joe Kiani

Read the full interview with Joe Kiani

"Innovation starts with a creative spark—but that spark turns into a great invention only if the right conditions are in place. Steady financing and a smart, highly skilled team are critical. The government also plays a critical role in speeding – or slowing – the pace of innovation. Three changes in government policy are essential: a more efficient regulatory system at the FDA, repeal of the medical device tax, and an increased national commitment to research and education." — Senator-Elect Elizabeth Warren

Read Sen.-elect Warren’s op-ed


RSS From Medical Design & Outsourcing

  • Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. announces its 25 Year Anniversary
    In 1990, Thomas Herrmann, the son of Walter Herrmann, who founded Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH in 1961, established Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc. in the Chicago area. Hermann Ultrasonics, Inc. is proud to recognize a milestone year in observance of their 25th anniversary. Herrmann Ultrasonics has been focused on providing ultrasonic welding technology for various markets such as […]
  • Consumer Health Applications receive the most attention today, but the future is elsewhere
    Wearables for health fall into a wide range of technologies, functions, use cases and over-arching regulatory frameworks that developers and prospective entrants have to understand in order to effectively compete. Using an underlying taxonomy for human health, we establish a health-focused wearables taxonomy around three major categories—applications, use cases, and form factors—the three areas critical […]
  • Paralyzed men move legs with new non-invasive spinal cord stimulation
    Five men with complete motor paralysis were able to voluntarily generate step-like movements thanks to a new strategy that non-invasively delivers electrical stimulation to their spinal cords, according to a new study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. The strategy, called transcutaneous stimulation, delivers electrical current to the spinal cord by way […]
  • SCHURTER’s new power entry module offers IP 54 protection with V-Lock cord sets
    SCHURTER is pleased to announce, that its power entry module, series 5707, now offers IP 54 protection with V-Lock cord sets at the power input, in addition to IP 65 protection to the equipment. The sealed module is ideal for use in medical equipment exposed to leaks, drips and spills, as well as equipment subject […]
  • GlobTek presents its latest level VI AC/DC adapter and connverter
    T-43086-WWVV-X.X-Q Model is an addition to GlobTek’s Level VI compliant GT-43086 family and represents GlobTek’s 6 Watt wall plug-in series of AC/DC adapters (power supplies and chargers) with International Interchangeable blades. GlobTek’s changeable input blade system with individual field replaceable input plugs, including: North America and Japan NEMA 1-15P, Australian, UK BS 1363, European CEE […]
  • Sanmina’s familiarity with FDA gets skin treatment product to market fast
    The medical market for cosmetic devices is booming. However, quickly launching new products to meet demand is becoming more challenging because device manufactures face increased regulatory scrutiny. To help meet regulatory requirements, aesthetic and other medical-device OEMs are partnering with electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies that also offer expertise with the FDA filings necessary to […]
  • Fluid connectors and quick disconnects for IVD equipment from CPC
    Colder Products Company (CPC) offers thousands of tubing connectors, quick disconnects and fittings for smart fluid handling in IVD and analytical equipment. Non-spill connectors speed testing throughput by eliminating drips, preventing air inclusion and increasing operator safety. Panel mount connectors can be added to existing equipment or bottle caps to provide secure, leak-free connections. Puncture […]
  • 310 Watt desktop medical power supply meets efficiency level VI requirements
    Power Partners releases a new 310 Watt medical grade desktop power supply from their PEAMD Series of AC and DC adapters. The 310 Watt unit is packed for ideal performance inside a compact case measuring 7.8 x 4 x 2 in. with a weight of only 3 lbs. The PEAMD310 Series is approved to the latest […]
  • Saelig introduces Multiple Instrument System MIS4 universal test system
    Saelig Company has introduced the ABI Electronics’ Multiple Instrument Station MIS4, an all-in-one testing tool that provides all commonly required test instruments in one compact programmable hardware module, mounted in a compact case or installed in a PC-drive bay. Controlled by ABI’s sophisticated SYSTEM 8 Ultimate PC software with a simple yet programmable operator interface, […]
  • AssurX announces document management software update for small to mid-size companies in FDA regulated industries
    AssurX, an enterprise quality management, risk and regulatory compliance solution provider, announces the release of the latest update to their AssurX document management software. The document management solution provides a cost-effective solution for small to medium sized companies faced with streamlined operations and is fully compliant for FDA regulated industries. Ideal solution for small to […]
  • Saelig presents new Amplicon Impact-R 1100F series computer
    Saelig Company announces the Amplicon Impact-R 1100F series, a fanless system powered by the Intel ATOM D2550 processor. Configured with a high performance 2.5 in. MLC Solid State Drive (SSD), the Impact-R 1100F series is a silent controller system. With options for multiple serial communication ports, the Impact-R 1100F can offer up seven DB9 connections […]

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