Tag Archives: med-tech

Midwest med-tech rising

The Midwest might not have as much funding activity as some parts of the West Coast or other established hotbeds for innovation, but potential med-tech entrepreneurs and would be investors would be foolish to overlook this region, according to a…

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Speakers highlight strengths of med-tech industry

ATLANTA – With a substantially strong turnout the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) kicked off its 2013 conference earlier today. Hosted at the Georgia Institute of Technology Global Learning Center, the organization’s annual conference featured speakers ranging from Medical Device…

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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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Dads and Devices: 20 years of med-tech history

Sooner or later, we’ll all know someone who has lost his or her life to heart disease, and today, Sept. 10, 2012, is the 20th anniversary of my father’s passing. George Edward McCarty had undergone a triple bypass several years…

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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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Buck for the bang: Premium med-tech pricing

By Adi Renbaum, senior VP for health policy and reimbursement, Neocure Group Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX is likely to become the first peripheral drug-eluting stent (DES) to be approved in the U.S., after an FDA advisory panel voted unanimously in…

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Top Five Things to Watch for in 2011

In the world of diagnostic and therapeutic devices, 2011 has already been a busy year, but a third of the year remains. There are still numerous developments that will trigger cheer and jeers, depending on where you sit. This is…

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Trade Associations are life jackets for med-tech in age of uncertainty

Tuesday night during its quarterly meeting, the Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA; Norcross, Georgia) unveiled its new logo and its new website, which is set to go live in the very near future. SEMDA seems to be increasing its presence…

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Israel is the land of milk, honey and med-tech

When one thinks about countries that are hotbeds for medical technology innovation, Israel would not likely be at the top of anyone’s list. But people in the know will tell you that this small country, with a population of just…

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Social media, med-tech still have luke warm relationship

Earlier this month my wife and I had a beautiful baby daughter, and as you can imagine, the demands for pictures are flooding in.  This can be pretty problematic for us seeing as how we don’t really have a Facebook page,…

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