The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
MassDevice’s earnings roundup
A roundup of medical device makers’ sales and earnings reports. This week’s list includes: Abbott, Baxter International Inc.,Becton, Dickinson & Co., C.R. Bard Inc., Haemonetics Corp., Hologic Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Optos plc, Parexel International Inc., St. Jude Medical Inc., Stryker Corp., Thoratec Corp., Waters Corp. and Zoll Medical Corp. Read More
Our weekly checkup takes the temperature of the public medical device companies in the three largest markets in the U.S.: Massachusetts, Minnesota and California. In addition to the indices for each state, which track the overall movement of the sector, we compare Monday morning’s opening share prices with their value when the markets close Friday afternoon and calculate the biggest gainers and losers. Read More
MassDevice.com and MedCity News agree to a content-sharing deal aimed at expanding their respective coverage areas.
Thoratec buys heart pump technology from Swedish firm
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Sales/Business Development (Leominster, MA.)
ALBRIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC., leader in silicone science and related technology development, is seeking a SALES SUPERSTAR to lead its Business Development efforts. Albright Technologies provides leading edge Product Development Solutions for medical, optical, and micro-components.
Only SUPERSTARS need apply and a minimum of 5 years experience with proven track record of success developing and closing sales to leading health care medical device and technology companies is a must. Read More
Product Manager (Burlington, Mass.)
Keystone Dental is looking for a dental implants product manager for a newly created position. The position entails taking products from concept to market, providing insights and analyses that drive growth and value. In addition, candidates will interface with the sales force, management and clinicians and be responsible for product market research activities, including demand and revenue forcasting and budgeting. Read More
MassDevice Q&A: Myomo CEO Steve Kelly
Myomo Inc. CEO Steve Kelly on his company’s portable, robotic device for stroke rehabilitation and the coming wave that will revolutionize the medical device industry as we know it. Read More
Two agencies that could stand a temporary freeze
The Food & Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. Read More
Weekly Wireless Roundup: Is Apple iPad the device healthcare has waited for?
Er, maybe not. Roundups of the new Apple tablet’s mHealth pros and cons; plus, the FDA clears Corventis for mobile cardiac monitoring; and AllOne Mobile offers $3 million to dissolve its deal with Diversinet. Read More
The case against EMRs
One doctor’s take on why electronic medical records adoption rates won’t improve until EMR products are more like the iPhone. Read More
MedGadget’s MedTech Monday: Flexible rubber sheets to power implantable devices?
Researchers develop tiny silicone rubber sheets with embedded nanorods that generate electricity; a virtual skeleton helps surgeons prep for orthopedic operations; and tiny antennae to help miniaturize implantable devices. Read More
Abiomed posts Impella procedure video
Abiomed Inc. posts a video of a cardiac procedure in a 58-year-old patient involving its Impella 2.5 heart pump. Read More
Feb. 3, Waltham, Mass. — MDG Forum Meeting: The Interoperability Challenge – Getting Devices to Talk to Each Other
"Our program examines the challenges of making medical devices speak a common “language” so that say, results from a diagnostic device can be immediately transmitted to another vendor’s treatment device."
“Proof of effectiveness and outcome benefits is increasingly important for market adoption of new medical technologies. In the workshop, we will discuss challenges and strategies for addressing outcome studies, using a number of real life examples, analyzing potential risks, respective solutions and successful implementation. You will have the opportunity to consult with the experienced staff of Boston MedTech Advisors, which offers this event to help increase the number of viable medical technology start-ups in Massachusetts.”
Feb. 8, Cambridge, Mass. — Healthcare 2.0 at the Swissnex Boston Consulate of Switzerland
"Thomas Zeltner, former Head of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and others speak about future challenges in Healthcare and Nursing. Get first hand information from Swiss an US experts on a topic that has become national priority around the world."
Feb. 8, Cambridge, Mass. — Smart Medical Devices Panel Discussion
“The demand for better health care outcomes at lower costs is likely to increase over the next several years. One solution to this need will be smart medical devices (SMDs), which sense key clinical parameters important to clinicians, analyze these data, and implement results — either with clinical guidance or closed-loop. While some SMD-like devices already exist, there is a tremendous opportunity for innovation. Over the course of the evening, the panel of engineering, clinical, and industry experts will provide a view into the current status and future directions for SMDs.”
Feb. 3-6, San Antonio, Texas — American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting 2010
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