The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
MassDevice nominated for web awards
MassDevice is proud to announce that we’ve been nominated for a pair of awards in MedGadget.com’s “2009 Medical Weblog Awards, “Best New Medical Weblog (established in 2009)” and “Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog.” Voting runs from Jan. 27 to Feb. 14 at MedGadget.com. Please vote early and often! Thanks from all of us at MassDevice.
MassDevice’s earnings roundup
A roundup of medical device makers’ sales and earnings reports. This week’s list includes preliminary sales reports from Parexel International, Stryker Corp., Hanger Orthopedic and ATS Medical, along with earnings releases by Covidien, Meridian BioScience, Somanetics, Solos Endoscopy, Urologix, GE Healthcare, Quest Diagnostics and Philips Healthcare. 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.
Featured Job: 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: CeQur CEO Jim Peterson
CeQur CEO Jim Peterson on his personal ties to diabetes technologies and why his company is poised to be the leader in next-generation insulin delivery devices. Read More
Weekly Wireless Roundup: Four pharma companies test GlowCaps
Vitality, developer of medication adherence device GlowCap, says four top pharma firms committed to use its GlowCaps; Can technology address medication adherence?; Japanese startup launches wireless ECG service; and AccuWeather offers up WeatherMD app. Read More
MedGadget’s MedTech Monday: Wireless sensor detects pH, glucose levels in exhaled breath
University of Florida scientists are developing a sensor to detect the pH level and glucose content of exhaled breath; Intuitive 3D interface may be perfect for clinical use; PEPID expands support to Palm Pre; and a new source to alleviate clinical shortage of cobalt-60. Read More
Jan. 28, Waltham, Mass. — MDG Entrepreneurial SIG Meeting
“Luis Barros of the Massachusetts Life Science Center will be presenting to the public for the first time, the Massachusetts Life Science Center ’s 2010 plans for helping startups in the state. This is a unique opportunity for MDG and we hope you will be able to take advantage of it.”
“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.”
Jan. 27, Waltham, Mass. — The Capital Network’s “Evening Roundtable” Negotiation and Valuation
Jan. 27, Boston — Mass. Life Sciences Center Board Meeting
Jan. 27-31, Orlando, Fla. — Scientific Meeting of the Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Feb. 3-6, San Antonio, Texas — American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting 2010
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