Tag Archives: Medical Device Daily

Could crowdfunding be the savior of early-stage med-tech?

It’s no secret that it’s harder and harder for med-tech firms to receive early stage funding. I think my last six blogs have been about that topic alone. But while its true that some venture capital firms are looking to…

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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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Med-tech from the battlefield

A decade ago it would have been hard to imagine a bioabsorbable tissue-lined stent graft capable of treating blood vessels that have been ripped apart by a bomb, or a spray-on solution that would promote the regrowth of your own…

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Ultrasound patch could aid in patient healing

Marvel Comics’ popular character Wolverine is known for his ability to heal from nearly any wound. Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia have developed an ultrasound technology aimed at giving patients who suffer from chronic wounds, an extra boost in…

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Beltway Blues: The device tax, the ACA, and a cheap antidepressant

Paying too much attention to something can be depressing if you’re hoping for change in a particular direction, so device makers might be forgiven for ignoring the goings-on inside I-495, that vaguely circular slab of pavement running ‘round our nation’s…

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The Supreme Court speaks: Is the Myriad story over?

The Supreme Court finally published its decision in the case of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, a case that seemed to hover over the landscape of life science patents for an eternity. We might be tempted to think…

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The difference between good news and bad news

There’s an old story about a farmer who lost a horse, and the neighbor said “such bad news.” Then the horse came back with a bunch more in tow, and the neighbor said “such good news!” Then the farmer’s son…

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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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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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Three for all: What’s new in 2013

There’s always something going on in the world of medical devices, including in the policy, regulatory and legal spheres. Following is a trio of quick updates on stories that have emerged since the start of the year. FDA pre-emption back…

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