Author Archives: Holland Johnson

Stryker S&N acquisition rumors bolster recent orthopedic space consolidation

While orthopedic implant maker Stryker (Kalamazoo, Michigan) said today that  it did not intend to make an offer for Smith & Nephew (S&N; London) after a report in the Financial Times forced its hand, it seems likely that such a…

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Medical Device Daily blog is back in the saddle after lengthy hiatus

Did you miss us? We certainly missed sharing our thoughts with you via the Medical Daily Perspectives blog. Due to some seriously migraine-inducing computer hardware compatibility issues between the servers at Thomson Reuters and our old ownership, we have been…

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AdvaMed meeting provides exciting look at medical technology sector

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed; Washington), the largest medical technology lobby group in the U.S., held its annual meeting last week in Washington DC. The meeting offered an excellent snapshot of all the exciting developments occurring in this critical…

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Should we be wary of surgical robots?

In a recent issue of Medical Device Daily, Integrity Life Sciences (ILS; Tampa) reported that FDA will investigate the use of robotic surgery, a move said to be sparked by a tripling of adverse events reports between 2008 and 2012….

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Asia evolving to become both a major med-tech consumer and player

Ask anyone in the med-tech field, or any other manufacturing field for that matter, where  the largest majority of emerging markets for their businesses reside and chances are they will say somewhere in Asia, with China being the first country…

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Med-tech innovation is dead, long live med-tech innovation

We have been hearing a lot about the death of innovation in the field of medical technology for the past few years, a victim; it would appear, of a sluggish worldwide economy and more stringent regulation and reimbursement policies. However,…

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The implications of cloud-based solutions in healthcare

By Steve Deaton MDD Perspectives Contributing Writer Editor’s note: Steve Deaton is the vice president of sales at Viztek, a provider of complete digital software and hardware imaging solutions for the med-tech industry. In healthcare there is an evolving trend…

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Congress enjoys a rare moment of harmony with passage of FDA user fee act

With all the acrimony between Democrats and Republicans in Congress these days, it was truly edifying to see lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agreeing on a piece of legislation – and in the healthcare sector no less –…

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Is the U.S. no longer the dominant player in med-tech?

In the March 15 issue of Medical Device Daily, there were two stories that discussed the medical technology industry in the U.S., and neither of them cast a particularly flattering light on the current state of affairs. In fact, it…

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J.P. Morgan healthcare meeting augurs trends for 2012 and beyond

Hopefully not lost in all the comings and goings of more than 8,500 people at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco last week were some important take-home messages about the future of med-tech, a future that promises many challenges…

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