What do early stage companies really need to focus on? Patent attorney David Dykeman says, first and foremost, that it’s intellectual property protection. Dykeman –who co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group – will speak at DeviceTalks Boston on October 2. We asked him to give us some ideas on the important issues surrounding […]
Some of the medical device industry’s top leaders and experts gathered in St. Paul, Minn., in June for DeviceTalks Minnesota. Check out the highlights – and don’t miss DeviceTalks Boston on October 2. [View the story “DeviceTalks Minnesota: Here’s what you missed” on Storify]
Venture capital funding isn’t what it used to be for medical device startups, but there are actually reasons to feel optimistic about medtech funding. That was the big takeaway from a four-expert panel at DeviceTalks Minnesota last month. (The next DeviceTalks is Oct. 2 in Boston.) Charlie Whelan, director of transformational health consulting at Frost & Sullivan, […]
“Value” is a word that one hears a lot these days in the medical device industry and healthcare in general, but it’s hard to pin down what it exactly means. Defining what it means matters because public and private healthcare payers in the U.S. and around the world are moving away from traditional fee-for-service payments. […]
Brian Johnson, Publisher This one is for the caffeine-addled world-changers out there, who consume leadership memes on Linkedin for breakfast, searching for inspiration with the same passion as a bigfoot truther. For the past 6 years, I’ve interviewed the most successful men and women in the medical device industry at DeviceTalks, a conference I founded […]
For nearly a quarter of a century, William “Bill” Hawkins sat in the corner office of medtech companies of all sizes, before stepping down from Immucor last year to become the Atlanta-based company’s lead director. Hawkins is best known for his 4 years as CEO of Medtronic, where he served in the corner office from […]
By Scott Wooldridge The climate for investment in medical device companies is improving but getting tighter, as biotech and pharma horn in on the recovering economy, according to a pair of medtech CEOs speaking at last night’s DeviceTalks: Minnesota event. Entellus Medical (NSDQ:ENTL) CEO Bob White and Martha Shadan, president & CEO at Rotation Medical, spoke with LifeScience Alley CEO Shaye […]
By Scott Wooldridge Last night’s DeviceTalks: Minnesota event in Minneapolis highlighted the risks and rewards of medical device entrepreneurship, contrasting the arcs of Kips Bay Medical (OTC:KIPS) and Aum Cardiovascular. Kips Bay founder & CEO Manny Villafaña, the medtech legend who started Guidant and St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ), told MassDevice.com publisher Brian Johnson that the company’s wind-down was precipitated by a […]
DeviceTalks, the live interview series featuring thought leaders from the $126B medical technology industry, closes out its 2014 season on November 19, 2014 in Irvine, Calif. with a conversation focused on whether the medical device industry is doing enough to protect patients.
Do we hold medicine to the same standards as anti-lock brakes, GPS systems and iPhones when it comes to innovation?
That was the subject on the table when MassDevice.com caught up with B. Braun Medical CEO Caroll Neubauer at AdvaMed 2014 in Chicago this week.