The MassDevice Weekly Roundup brings you the latest medical device news and information.
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’s earnings roundup
A roundup of medical device makers’ sales and earnings reports. This week’s list includes: Cardiovascular Systems, Covidien, Misonix, Pacific Biometrics and SeraCare Life Sciences. Read More
Eye on the FDA
MassDevice’s “Eye on the FDA” report examines key data on the FDA’s 510(k) clearance process on a semi-annual basis, analyzing the clearances according to medical discipline, clearance times and a variety of other categories. The reports characterize changes in the number of 510(k) clearances and decision times, identifying the most active medical disciplines and states and offering perspectives on clearance trends and developments in the regulatory landscape. Read More
Marketing Mavens: Lessons from Singapore’s bio-science hubs
Singapore’s transformation into a hub for biomedical investment, research and development holds lessons for the Massachusetts medical device industry. Read More
Territory Manager (Southern Calif.) Haemonetics Corp. is looking for someone to deliver total value proposition and function as a Blood Management Adviser to customer. Effectively sell full line of Patient Division product portfolio focused on growing existing business as well as prospecting new business. Read More
Supply Chain Manager (Marlborough, Mass.) Biomedical Search Consultants is looking for a Supply Chain Manager to oversee multiple supply chain activities to include production planning, purchasing, inventory control, receiving, warehouse stock control, warehousing and distribution at a manufacturing services provider. Read More
Product Manager (Chelmsford, Mass.) Biomedical Search Consultants is looking for a product manager for its client, a manufacturer of medical devices for imaging in the surgical arena. Read More
Manufacturing positions (Hudson, N.H.) OPERON Resource Management is currently recruiting bright, hard-working and experienced employees to fill a wide range of important positions at major manufacturing and logistics companies located throughout New England. Read More
Assemblers, Packers & Inspectors (Clinton, Mass) OPERON Resource Management is filling positions for a clean room staffing team to make high-quality products for Life Science, High-Technology and Defense companies in a sophisticated manufacturing environment. Read More
MassDevice Q&A: GE Healthcare’s David Freeman
The general manager of parameters for GE Healthcare on the company’s FCC petition for a dedicated wireless spectrum for medical devices and his vision for the hospital of the future. Read More
MedGadget’s MedTech Monday: Tactile sensors expand prosthetics
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy are continuing development of the Smart Hand prosthesis; DermaStream CST for active wound management; turn your iPhone into a stethoscope; and an ultrafast lab-on-a-chip for disease biomarker detection. Read More
Compliance Corner: Federal appeals court decision upholds fines for TMJ Implants and its founder
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit’s decision in a case involving TMJ Implants Inc. and founder Robert Christensen might signal an increased readiness by the Food & Drug Administration to levy fines against medical device makers — however inadvertent their mis-steps. Read More
Dec. 1, Waltham, Mass. — MDG Medical Software SIG Presents Validation of Clinical Trial Software
Event speakers will discuss an overview of clinical trial management, the typical characteristics of clinical trial software, the challenges of validation, and types of validation, in the clinical trial context, the industry trends that affect clinical trial software.
Dec. 2, Waltham, Mass. — MassMEDIC FDA Update
This year’s agenda includes news from New England and Washington, DC; compliance issues globally and in the U.S.; a discussion and case study of supply chain management; and an update on health care reform.
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