A few months back, I wrote what was best described by a colleague as a “salty” Medical Design & Outsourcing column in which I demanded conference organizers like myself step up our game if we expect to bring back attendees. “For too long, conference organizers have relied upon a potent cocktail of FOMO and habit,” […]
Device Talks Podcasts
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.
Medtronic’s campaign to secure FDA approval of its renal denervation device — Symplicity Spyral — has been anything but simple. But in this episode of the MedtronicTalks podcast, Jason Weidman, SVP and president of Coronary & Renal Denervation, explains why the company has refused to give up the fight to develop the renal denervation tool […]
Ivan Tornos wants to transform Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) into a fast-moving firm that better leverages tech in orthopedics. DeviceTalks Editorial Director Tom Salemi spoke with Tornos, chief operating officer of Zimmer Biomet, about the company’s broad technology offerings including its ZBEdge, Persona IQ smart knee implant and other digital data collectors. Tornos joined the […]
In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, we talk with Dr. James Min, the founder and CEO of Cleerly Health, a potentially disruptive diagnostics company that raised $43 million last week. Min explains how Cleerly Health formed from his work at Weill Cornell Medicine. But, more importantly, for entrepreneurs and executives, he walks listeners through the […]
In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Nicole J. Walker, the newest managing partner at Arboretum Ventures, recalls the persistence that landed her first job in the medical device industry. This inspiring story – complete with explosion – demonstrated how Walker has been able to build a career in the industry – working for Guidant and […]
Dr. Josh Makower quite possibly invented modern-day medtech innovation. In this interview, Makower shares his earliest inventions — kind of mind-blowing — and how his early work at Pfizer helped him create the innovation process used today by biodesign programs across the world, including Stanford Biodesign where Dr. Makower will take over as director this […]
In this week’s episode of the DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Dr. Nick West, CMO & divisional VP of global medical affairs at Abbott’s vascular business, discusses the European launch of the company’s new coronary imaging platform. Dr. West explains how the AI-powered platform works and the benefits it offers for decision-making during coronary stenting procedures. He […]
In this week’s episode of the DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Boston Scientific peripheral business EVP Jeff Mirviss explains why the specialty’s name doesn’t really reflect the importance of arteries, veins and other critical “highways” in the body. Mirviss explains where the peripheral business is headed, and why Boston Scientific is uniquely positioned to address the business. […]
In this episode, two of the executives leading Medtronic’s push into robotic surgery update listeners on the progress and potential of Medtronic’s MAZOR X Stealth and Hugo RAS system platforms. Megan Rosengarten, president of surgical robotics, says Hugo is poised to deliver surgeons newfound capabilities and options. The company hopes to begin selling the system […]
In this podcast, iRhythm CEO Mike Coyle discusses his decision to join the digital health leader in January. Coyle’s had to hit the ground running as iRhythm manages some challenging decisions from regional Medicare payors, but he also sees great opportunity for the company’s Zio platform across the healthcare spectrum. In this conversation, Coyle discusses […]
In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Liane Teplitsky, vice president and general manager of worldwide robotics at Zimmer Biomet, shares her excitement for the burgeoning data business emerging in orthopedics. Teplitsky, an engineer who built her medtech career in cardiac R&D and sales at St. Jude and Abbott, walks us through the interconnected offerings of […]