What does Medtronic’s Puritan reveal mean for medtech? Medtronic earned plaudits and praise for sharing the design specifications for its Puritan Bennett 560 (PB560) ventilators. But will the gesture actually lead to more ventilators being manufactured? In this episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, we’ll talk with experts who will tell us what the plans do and […]
Each week, the DeviceTalks podcast will bring the energy and insights of our medtech events to you via iTunes, Spotify and other podcasts channels. Hosted by our DeviceTalks editorial director Tom Salemi, the DeviceTalks podcast will tell the stories of the entrepreneurs, executives and other leaders who have committed their careers to making medtech better.
DeviceTalks editorial director Tom Salemi brings over two decades of medtech writing to each episode of DeviceTalks. Prior to joining WTWH Media, Tom organized conferences, wrote feature articles, broke news and hosted an influential podcast. Tom grew up outside of Boston, so he’s thrilled to be organizing this region’s most influential medtech meeting. Tom lives north of Boston with his wife, two sons, and Daisy the Dog.
Welcome to the DeviceTalks Weekly podcast, a regular – and sometimes irregular – opportunity to visit with the editorial team at MassDevice and Medical Design & Outsourcing. This week, Chris Newmarker, executive editor, life sciences, at WTWH Media, reviews our COVID-19 coverage with Tom Salemi, editorial director, DeviceTalks. Tom also chats with Jeffries analyst Raj […]
MaxQ AI chairman & CEO Gene Saragnese talked to reporter Sarah Faulkner about the company’s software that uses AI to interpret medical images and patient data. Want to see these interviews live? Join us at DeviceTalks. Sarah: Digital health, artificial intelligence and machine learning – these terms represent a lot of the buzz emerging from […]
Arthrosurface president & CEO Steve Ek talked to reporter Sarah Faulkner about the company’s motion-preserving joint replacement technology. Want to see these interviews live? Join us at DeviceTalks. Sarah: Steve’s office is not your typical corporate office. It’s filled with models of the human skeletal system and demos of the company’s implants. It’s a good […]
In this podcast, experts from MPR discuss what medical device companies can do if things go sideways during the product development process. Drawing from their own experiences, engineers from the firm spoke with MassDevice.com editor Sarah Faulkner about how they tackle device development challenges when they are called into action. Sarah Faulkner: Hey, everyone. Thanks for […]
This is the first podcast in a series produced with MPR, a product development firm that thrives on creating breakthrough products. Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this interview with physician-entrepreneur Dr. Iyad Saidi. The story of Spirox and its bioresorbable nasal implant is one of great success – the company sold to […]
Few CEOs have been given the mandate Scott Huennekens was charged with as employee No. 1 at Verb Surgical, the robotics spinout backed by Google (NSDQ:GOOG) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): Go forth and change the world. “Don’t worry about capital, don’t worry about funding,” Huennekens told MassDevice.com publisher Brian Johnson recently. “Just go out and change the world.” Many CEOs […]
There’s an old saying that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except she did it backwards and in high heels. For Nancy Briefs, Deborah DiSanzo and Martha Shadan, that’s a reality they know all too well, having each made the journey from the entry-level ranks of the medtech industry to the corner office of […]
OCTANe, the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based industry council set up to nurture and grow the technology ecosystem in Orange County, is on the move. Last month, the technology council said that it would merge with the Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Orange County Technology Alliance, keeping the OCTANe name. That move, according to OCTANe CEO Bill Carpou, will […]
NxStage Medical (NSDQ:NXTM) was founded in 1999 on the premise that patients with chronic kidney disease would benefit from bringing hemodialysis out of the clinic and into their homes. Seventeen years later, NxStage founder & CEO Jeff Burbank’s hypothesis has proven out. His Lawrence, Mass.-based company is topping more than $300 million in annual sales and, more […]
Jeffery McCaulley came to Smiths Medical with the job of turning a flagging medical device franchise around after years of negative growth. Getting rid of the wood paneling was another story. McCaulley, a 25-year veteran of the medical device business, held executive level positions at Zimmer Holdings and Medtronic. However, there was nothing that taught […]