Tag Archives: MDD

Not just business as usual for med-tech

Medical companies that are still entertaining the notion that business can continue as usual – that somehow the model of collaboration between firms and physicians is enough to foster innovation – are in for a rude awakening. We live in…

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Asia and Europe: med tech markets in churn

Developments in the world of medical devices vary by region, but a few recent stories from the pages of Medical Device Daily give a good sense of just how turbulent the global market is. MDD has beefed up its OUS…

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5 for Five: Device coverage from the pages of MDD

The merry month of May is just about kaput, so let’s ask ourselves how entertaining the past five months of May have been. Entertaining, that is, if you’re a med tech geek or wonk, and it’s a cinch you’re one…

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Promising NEC research on the horizon

If someone would have asked me three years ago what Necrotizing enterocolitis (or NEC for short) meant, then my response would probably be a blank stare, followed by I’ll have to get back to you on that. That’s often the…

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Three from MDD; Star Trek, big business, and human foibles

  The pages of Medical Device Daily are chock-full of outstanding content, but here are three stories from the month of April that caught my eye. Taking the eye out of ouch Seventh Sense Biosystems announced a registration trial for…

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Physician Payment Sunshine Act implementation right around the corner

Are you ready? That’s probably the most appropriate way to start off a blog entry concerning the soon to be implemented Physician Payment Sunshine Act. And the question isn’t just for med-tech companies alone, it’s for the physicians as well….

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SpinalCyte solution could shape biologics future

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Pete O’Heeron, CEO of a private company called SpinalCyte, a company developing an application to treat degenerative disc disease using cells derived from human skin for the Nov. 9th edition of Medical Device…

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St. Jude in spat over Heart Rhythm paper

“Take it back!” “No, I won’t take it back, you stop bothering me!” “I said . . . take it back!” No, I didn’t hear this exchange at the playground in my neighborhood. Nor did this occur at the customer…

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When technology fails – and trust me, it will

Nearly every day at MDD we report on the latest advances in health IT, one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry.  It seems like new HIT and systems-related companies are cropping up every week, promising to enhance communication…

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A whole new world

Five years ago this month my byline began appearing on the pages of Medical Device Daily. When I first joined the MDD staff in October 2006 I knew very little about this industry. It was like moving to a new…

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