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Outset CEO Leslie Trigg discusses Zoom-powered $278m IPO; Corindus COO Doug Teany sees 5G future
INNOVATION & FINANCE: Is the traditional road show dead? Leslie Trigg, CEO of Outset Medical, fresh off taking the renal care company public, says despite initially grieving her inability to meet investors in person, she agrees that Zoom meetings gave her all the insights she needed to stage a successful IPO. In fact, she says the video calls might have even engendered a deeper understanding between executives and investors. Trigg also explains how Outset came to broaden its overall mission to create an enterprise system for dialysis. NEW TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY: The doctor will see you now … from 3,000 miles away. Doug Teany, COO of Corindus Vascular Robotics, says the company’s Corpath interventional robotic system will save lives and money by shortening the distance between critical patients and capable care. Using the emerging 5G network, Corindus is moving toward a future where interventionalists can treat patients in different area codes, time zones and countries. The company is profiled in a 5G documentary called “Speed of Thought.” Check it out on Amazon Prime and other channels. Finally, the week wouldn't be complete with Chris Newmarker, executive editor of MassDevice, revealing this week’s #Newmarkersnewsmakers featuring news from Hologic, Varian, Smith & Nephew, and Outset Medical.
Sep 11, 2020
Ambu, Boston Scientific in the first single-use DeviceTalks Weekly– No sterilization necessary
MANUFACTURING & SOURCING: This week, the DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast explores the potential of single-use endoscopes. Co-host Tom Salemi interviews leaders from the leaders – Ambu and Boston Scientific. First, Ambu CEO Juan Jose Gonzalez and Stephen Block, president of Ambu US, introduce us to one of medtech’s fastest growing companies. Ambu is moving into the single-use market with a less expensive alternative to those offered by larger rival Boston Scientific. We’ll find how Gonzalez and Block view the opportunity. In our second interview, we dig into the EXALT offering with Boston Scientific’s CMO Brian Dunkin, MD and Dave Pierce, EVP and President MedSurg. After a slow start due to COVID-19 shutdowns, Boston Scientific is putting the pedal to the metal by leveraging its extensive reach and might. Executives from both companies share why they can't see the ceiling to the potential of this technology. MassDevice's Executive Editor Chris Newmarker will reveal this week’s #NewmarkersNewsmakers including Bardy Diagnostics, Kevin Hykes, COVID-19 Vaccine makers, Theranica, Joe Biden, Donald Trump and Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
Sep 4, 2020
Raising capital during Covid with Karen Long; Gail Daubert on CMS changes, Are linked pigs scary?
Our line up in Episode 25 of the DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast INNOVATION & FINANCE – Managing Partner Karen Long says COVID-19 isn’t slowing down KCK Group, which closed on two major investments this summer. Long will be speaking on our first DeviceTalks Tuesday’s “Raising Capital in the Zoom Age.” Go to devicetalks.com. REGULATORY & REIMBURSEMENT – Gail Daubert, founding partner at 4Front Strategies walks us through the proposed CMS rule to pay for innovative breakthrough technologies. Daubert suggests industry leaders offer their feedback on the proposed rule. For information on submitting feed back go to https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/01/2020-19289/medicare-program-medicare-coverage-of-innovative-technology-mcit-and-definition-of-reasonable-and NEWMARKER’S NEWSMAKERS – Chris Newmarker, executive editor of life sciences at MassDevice, reports on the five biggest Medtech newsmakers. Items involve Medtronic, IBM, Elon Musk, and CMS.
Aug 28, 2020
Truist’s Kaila Krum on Medtronic’s Q1, APVC’s Juan Pablo Mas details new investment in Exo
In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, Kaila Krum, managing director at Truist Securities, explains why Medtronic is talking tough about finding new growth. Can the medtech giant pull off CEO Geoff Martha’s pledge to `Go Big or Go Home.” Juan-Pablo Mas, partner at Action Potential Venture Capital, lends insights on his group’s commitment to EXO (pronounced echo), a maker of a portable ultrasound imaging device that might have somewhat unforeseen therapeutic applications. He also shares his hopes for LatinxVC, a non-profit creating opportunities in venture capital. Senior Editor Danielle Kirsh and Assistant Editor Sean Whooley pinch hit for Chris Newmarker. Kirsh lays out her plans for this year’s Women in Medtech issue and Whooley walks us through this week’s Top 5 stories (aka Newmarker’s Newsmakers.) Medtronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Pelvital, and iRhythm all make the list. But who is number 1?
Aug 21, 2020
Can Fractyl Labs and Cala Health go where only drugs have gone before?
In this week’s episode of the DeviceTalks Weekly podcast, co-hosts Tom Salemi, editorial director of DeviceTalks, and Chris Newmarker, executive editor of life sciences, review this week's Top 5 medtech stories, aka “Newmarker’s Newsmakers,” with news coming from CureVac, Avail Medsystems, ClearMask, Thermo Fisher and Bayer. We also hear from two executives from Fractyl Laboratories — CEO Dr. Harith Rajagopalan and CFO Lisa Davidson — about its recent $55 million Series E round of financing and the strides they're making in developing a device to treat diabetes. In a second interview, Cala Health CEO Renee Ryan gives us an update on the Cala Trio’s clinical success and how the start-up is working through COVID-19. Finally, Chris and Tom hint at an upcoming event for the DTW community.
Aug 14, 2020
Vizient on PPE, Vicarious on VR-aided robotics and let's all hope for pumpernickel
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep. 22 – This week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly is brought to you by the later V, as in Vizient and Vicarious Surgical. Bharat Sundaram, COO and president of Vizient, will share how the healthcare supplier is strengthening the supply of PPE for hospitals. He'll also reveal when the company expects to see US hospitals running at pre-Covid levels. Hint, it'll be a while. Adam Sachs, CEO of Vicarious Surgical, tells us how the company will put a new round of capital from high-powered investors to work in developing to develop a surgical system employing robotic and virtual reality technologies. How does the start-up expect to compete with the established leaders in the robotics space? Co-host Chris Newmarker, executive editor, life sciences, will walk us through the five biggest newsmakers on the MassDevice site. Number one may surprise you, but given the time, perhaps it shouldn’t.
Aug 7, 2020
Ten ways medtech companies are finding their footing during the pandemic
Ten ways medtech is finding its footing during the pandemic When COVID19 set upon the US in March, medtech executives had a month at most to tell Wall Street analysts how the pandemic had hit the industry’s largest companies. We heard about short-term hits in revenues, procedures and employee headcounts, but uncertainty clearly ruled the day. Over the past weeks, medtech executives from several leading companies reported back to analysts with a full quarter under their belt. To be sure, no one can claim to hold a full grasp on this crisis, but a survey of the calls reveals several observations worth pointing out . In this podcast, we’ll list our Top 10. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players. It’s available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast channels.
Jul 31, 2020
What in the world will Thrive Earlier Detection do with $257 million?
In this week’s podcast, two executives from Thrive Earlier Detection explain how the “turbo-charged” diagnostics company intends to upend how, when and where cancer is diagnosed. Isaac Kinde, MD, PhD, co-founder and head of research and innovation, walks us through the company’s CancerSEEK test and how the company is marrying new technology with an innovative clinical approach. Meanwhile, Isaac Ro, tells host Tom Salemi how the company closed on $257 million (hint: lots of Zoom) and why he left a career on Wall Street to join this innovative start-up. Chris Newmarker, executive editor of life sciences at MassDevice, also counts down on the biggest newsmakers in this week’s MassDevice. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players. It’s available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast channels.
Jul 24, 2020
Can Drawbridge, Edwards bring disruptive innovation to blood drawing, heart surgery industries?
In this week’s podcast, we talk with Holly Logue, general counsel at Drawbridge Health, about the OneDraw, an innovative new tool that might upend the collecting, storage and testing of blood. Logue, a panelist in the upcoming DeviceTalks Tuesdays sponsored by Finnegan, will explain how her past work on Capitol Hill is helping this Silicon Valley company’s plans. Meanwhile, we speak with Daveen Chopra, corporate vice president of surgical structural heart at Edwards Lifesciences, about that company’s commitment to treating the most serious cardiac patients. The company recently won FDA approval for its Konect Resilia aortic valve conduit, a vital new tool in helping heart patients, including many requiring emergency story. Co-costs Tom Salemi, editorial director of DeviceTalks, and Chris Newmarker, executive editor of life sciences at MassDevice, review the five biggest news stories of the week. We'll talk about Abbott, Becton Dickinson, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, and Theranos. Number one may surprise you.
Jul 17, 2020
Is Medtech finally ready to capitalize on the promise of connectivity?
For years, medtech companies have known connectivity was good for them, but the promise of data streaming through devices didn't match the reality. COVID-19 changed that, creating an opportunity for device companies with connectivity plans in place. In this episode, we speak with Dr. David Hayes, CMO of Biotronik, about that companies success in connecting cardiology patients. Meanwhile, Bill Betten of S3 Connected Health explains what device companies must do to prepare for medtech's next age. We also review the week's top news involving Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Edwards, and Smith+Nephew
Jul 10, 2020
CVRx Nadim Yared on COVID-19, diversity and equality; Hyalex CEO Mira Sahney shares startup details
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep. 17 – In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, we follow up with Nadim Yared, CEO of CVRx, the guest of last week’s episode, to catch up on how the medtech executives is managing during the pandemic. Yared also shares some far-reaching views on what the medtech industry needs to work toward to improve diversity in its workforce and provide equality for society. We also visit with Mira Sahney, CEO of Hyalex Orthopaedics, one of medtech’s most interesting startups; Hyalex was identified as a notable startup in the recent report in Medical Design and Outsourcing. In this interview, Sahney reveals Hyalex’ origins, the state of its potential cartilage replacement product, and why start-ups have a natural advantage operating in a pandemic. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players.
Jul 3, 2020
CVRx CEO Nadim Yared on his path from engineer to CEO to industry leader.
Nadim Yared, CEO of CVRx This week, CVRX reported positive six-month trial results for its Barostim Neo, an FDA-approved treatment for heart failure. The results follow years of close work between the agency and CVRx, one of the more ambitious startups in medtech. CVRx is targeting a huge clinical need with novel neuromodulation technology. In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly podcast, CEO Nadim Yared walks us through the negotiations the company went through with the FDA to get to this point. Yared, the prior chairman of the industry group AdvaMed, also shares the story of his career, which started early on when he secured a job at GE even before graduating college. In this talk, Yared speaks to several issues including: The power of confidence and the dangers of overconfidence when building a career. -How he decided to take the job at CVRx (and why he didn’t initially want to talk about the job with a recruiter.) -What CVRx learned from other successes and failures in renal de…
Jun 26, 2020
Why FDA put the pedal to the metal for radar and hummingbirds. And why medtech needs Google.
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep. 15 – Why FDA put the pedal to the metal for radar and hummingbirds. And why medtech needs Google. In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, co-hosts Chris Newmarker and Tom Salemi dig into the recent successes by start-ups Circadia Health and Perceptis Medical, which both saw expedited approval from the FDA due to the pandemic. We also unveil the 20 medical device companies you need to know. https://www.medicaldesignandoutsourcing.com/20-medical-device-startups-you-need-to-know-2020/ Circadia CEO Fares Siddiqui discusses the quick approval that came for his company’s C100 system that uses radar to monitor respiratory function. Preceptis Medical CEO Steve Anderson, meanwhile, explains why the agency – and he hopes payers – want to see his company’s ear-tube implanting system on the market. We also visit with Heidi Dohse, Sr. Program Manager at Google’s Cloud Healthcare & Life Sciences organization, who will be leading the upcoming DeviceTa…
Jun 19, 2020
Stryker's Kevin Lobo, Dexcom's Kevin Sayer talk diversity, COVID-19; also more on Medtronic deal
This week’s DeviceTalks Weekly podcast episode talks with industry leaders about improving worker diversity and developing new ways to treat COVID-19 patients. Kevin Lobo, chairman and CEO of Stryker, explains how his company – and the industry group AdvaMed – has been working to increase diversity of its workforce, particularly in senior and sales positions. Lobo is serving a two-year term as chairman of AdvaMed. In this interview, Lobo speaks specifically to how Stryker is tracking progress, where it has come up short, and how it’s working to help workers identify their own biases. Lobo also says Stryker is poised to regain momentum after the pandemic. Next, Kevin Sayer, executive chairman, CEO and president of Dexcom, says the company’s continuous glucose monitors are finding a home in hospitals as they help monitor the health of COVID-19 patients. Sayer says the company’s monitors have helped keep patients, especially diabetics, off ventilators and allowed them to…
Jun 12, 2020
Cala Health CEO Renee Ryan Brings Business Building Insights to Bioelectronic Medicine Startup
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep. 13 – Cala Health CEO Renee Ryan Brings Business Building Insights to Bioelectronic Medicine Startup In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, Tom Salemi, editorial director of DeviceTalks events and content, visits with Renee Ryan, the CEO of neuromodulation startup Cala Health. Ryan came to Cala from the venerable medtech investor Johnson & Johnson Development Corp., where she made over 15 investments helping to create companies including Auris Surgical, Cala and digital surgery play Verb Surgical, J&J’s joint venture with Verily. “I really set my mind to [asking] was there a way we could create our own opportunities,” she said of her eight years as the corporate investor. We ask Ryan about her move into medtech investing from investment banking as well as the “secret power” that helped her succeed as an investor and an executive. We’ll also discuss the unique commercial strategy Cala is employing as it begins rolling out its Cala Tr…
May 29, 2020
DTW's Commencement Speaker- Todd Brinton, MD, Edwards Lifesciences on building a career in medtech
In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly podcast, we attempt to deliver heartfelt and hard won advice in a sort of commencement address by Todd Brinton, MD, Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology and Chief Scientific Officer of Edwards Lifesciences. Dr. Brinton sits down with host Tom Salemi to share his path into Medtech. Brinton shares great advice for anyone looking for a new career or opportunity in medtech. NOTE: This conversation was recorded in March, prior to the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 22, 2020
Medtronic is buckling up and ready to buy
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep. 11 – Medtronic is buckling up and ready to buy In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, we dip into Medtronic’s quarterly call to hear why company executives feel the medtech sector is already rebounding. The global giant also intends to start using its vast cash reserves to bolster its bottomline through M&A. We’ll also talk with Jeff Champagne of MPR about medtech’s need for speed. He’ll be leading a discussion on this subject and more on the upcoming DeviceTalks Tuesdays. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players.
May 15, 2020
How do medtech investors, CEOS manage portfolio companies going forward?
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep. 10 – How do medtech investors, CEOS manage portfolio companies going forward? In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, we talk with two successful starters of medtech companies about how they’re building and maintaining their medtech portfolios during this pandemic landscape. Our guests this week are… • Justin Klein, MD, managing partner, Vensana Capital • Duke Rohlen, chairman, Ajax Health Together, Klein and Rohlen have created, backed and sold medtech companies that have generated billions. Klein, formerly of New Enterprise Associates, now co-manages his own venture firm, Vensana Capital. He previously served on the board of directors of Cartiva (acquired), ChromaCode, CV Ingenuity (acquired), EPIX Therapeutics (acquired), FIRE1, GPB Scientific, Intact Vascular, Metavention, Personal Genome Diagnostics, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals (IPO), Relievant Medsystems, Senseonics (IPO), Topera (acquired), Ulthera (acquired), Vertiflex (acquired), Ve…
May 8, 2020
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep. 9 – What’s the state of the Medtech job market?
In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, Tom Salemi speaks with two executive recruiters about what they see in the medtech market. Over the past month, we’ve seen several medtech companies – big and small – cutting jobs and reducing hours but what does this mean long-term. In this podcast we’ll identify a few companies that are hiring, but we’ll talk in-depth with the recruiters about… • How bad is the current market? • What’s the likelihood for recovery? • What skills are in greater demand? • What can people do to strengthen their hand? Guests are: • David L. Vied, global sector leader, Global Sector Leader, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Korn Ferry • Giovanni Lauricella, vice president, medtech practice-lead, The Mullings Group Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players.
May 1, 2020
AdvaMed‘s Scott Whitaker on pandemic readiness, Jon Norris of SVB shares Q1 VC data
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep. 8 – AdvaMed‘s Scott Whitaker on pandemic readiness, Jon Norris of SVB shares Q1 venture capital investment data In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, Scott Whitaker, CEO of AdvaMed, shares concerns he had over how the federal government would work with the medtech industry during the pandemic crisis. Does he feel the medtech industry was treated fairly? How does he see the federal government and medtech industry working together in the future? He answers those questions and more. In our second interview, Jonathan Norris, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank, shares first-quarter data for medtech venture investments. The results might surprise you. Guests are: • Scott Whitaker, CEO, AdvaMed • Jonathan Norris, managing director, Silicon Valley bank Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players.
Apr 25, 2020
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.7 – Edwards, Employment News, Update on Clinical Trials from Avania
In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, Tom Salemi and Chris Newmarker stare at each other through the Zoom lens while talking about the positive news from Baxter and Conformis, the hopeful projections from Edwards, and the cautionary tone from Medtronic. We also interview Mark McIlduff, general manager, US, at the newly named CRO, Avania on the state of clinical trials. What changes might we expect in the future? Mark brings great insights. Guests are: • Mark McIlduff, general manager, US, Avania Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players.
Apr 20, 2020
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.6 – Hear about the Coventor, Q1 Earnings and MassDevice’s Medtech 100 Index
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.6 – Hear about the Coventor Ventilator, COVID-19 and Q1 Earnings and MassDevice’s Medtech 100 Index In this week’s episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, Aaron Tucker of the Earl Bakken Medical Center shares the origin of the recently approved Coventor ventilator, which will be manufactured at-cost by Boston Scientific. We’ll also hear Abbott CEO Robert Ford comments from the company’s Q1 analyst call as we begin to dissect how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact medtech earnings. Finally, Danielle Kirsh, senior editor at WTWH Media, will share the origins of our new Medtech 100 Index, a powerful new tool for measuring how large medtech companies are managing in this new economy. Guests are: • Aaron Tucker, Lab Supervisor, University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Medical Device Center • Danielle Kirsh, Senior Editor, WTWH Media Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players.
Apr 12, 2020
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.5 –What impact is COVID-19 having on start-ups?
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.5 –What impact is COVID-19 having on start-ups? Raising capital for start-up is never easy. Try doing it during a pandemic. In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly, we’ll try to help entrepreneurs by talking with two guests who are committed to helping start-ups find the funding they need. Paul Grand, founder and CEO of MedTech Innovator, explains how he’s working to keep start-ups connected to capital. His popular MedTech Innovator program is adapting to the times and creating new ways for start-ups to get in front of investors. We’ll also talk with Shai Policker, CEO at MEDX Xcelerator, an incubator backed by Boston Scientific, Intellectual Ventures and others. Based in Israel, MEDX is moving forward and interested in investing capital in start-ups worldwide. Co-host Chris Newmarker, executive editor, life sciences, for WTWH Media, also updates us on what articles are drawing the most interest on MassDevice and Medical Design and Outsourcing. Don’t…
Apr 7, 2020
DeviceTalks DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.4 –What does Medtronic's Puritan reveal mean for medtech?
DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.4 –What does Medtronic's Puritan reveal mean for medtech? Medtronic’s earned plaudits and praise for sharing the design specifications for its Puritan Bennett 560 (PB560) ventilators. But will the gesture actually lead to more ventilators being manufactured? In this episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, we’ll talk with experts who will tell us what the plans do and do not say. We’ll also get some legal insights on what strings are attached to the open source effort. Guests are: • D. Brian Kacedon, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP • Lee Teschler, Executive Editor, WTWH Media • Scott Thielman, CTO, Product Creation Studio Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe to DeviceTalks Weekly on your podcast players.
Mar 27, 2020
DeviceTalks Weekly ep. 3 - Making Sense of Medtech's Regulatory Alphabet Soup
In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly, we’ll examine how governmental effort, both foreign and domestic, are hitting the medtech industry. Our guests include Tracy Eberly, CEO of Fang Consulting, a regulatory advisory group. Eberly will update listeners on what pushing back the MDR deadline could mean for medtech companies and why some companies may be less than thrilled with the decision. In our second conversation, Joy Sturm, procurement expert and partner at the DC office of Law Firm Hogan Lovells, walks us through the powers contained within the Defense Production Act invoked last week by the Trump administration. Sturm, who brings 20-years of governmental purchasing experience to the conversation, answer several key questions including: What CAN and CAN’T the government do under the act? Which federal agencies are responsible for executing the DPA? Can companies secure capital to pay for DPA-supported efforts? What player is missing on the field in the battle against COVID-1…
Mar 20, 2020
DeviceTalks Weekly, Ep. 2 - Medtech goes to War
In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, hosts Tom Salemi and Chris Newmarker will detail medtech’s essential role in the escalating war against COVID-19. This week’s guests are Fluidda CEO Jan De Backer and Kevin Thornal, division president of diagnostic solutions at Hologic. The executive will explain how their new FDA tools will aid against the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. We also ask them how the recently invoked Defense Production Act will impact medtech’s fight against the pandemic.
Mar 16, 2020
DeviceTalks Weekly, Episode 1, - Raj Denhoy, Jefferies
Welcome to the DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, a regular – and sometimes irregular – opportunity to visit with the editorial team at MassDevice and Medical Design and Outsourcing. This week, Chris Newmarker, Executive Editor, Life Sciences, at WTWH Media, reviews our COVID-19 coverage with Tom Salemi, Editorial Director, DeviceTalks. Tom also chats with Raj Denhoy, Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst at Jefferies, who details how the Medtech sector is fairing in this unprecedented uncertainty. While most Medtechs stand on strong financial footing, Denhoy issues a warning to investors that another correction may be coming once analysts start assessing the impact on earnings. Still, he says there are safe havens out there and identifies one in the podcast. Finally, Tom and Chris explore what impact social distancing may have on medtech in the short-term – sales and deals - and long-term – innovation.
Aug 28, 2017
Intuitive Surgical CEO Gary Guthart plans to stay on top
Gary Guthart, the longtime CEO of Intuitive Surgical, tells MassDevice.com Executive Editor Brad Perriello why he's so confident about staying on top of the robot-assisted surgery heap, the company's five buckets for in-house R&D; and what he looks for in potential business partners.
Dec 30, 2016
Inside Google and Johnson & Johnson's bid to change surgery
DeviceTalks goes inside the union of two of the most innovative companies in the world, Google and Johnson and Johnson as they look to change the face of surgery. In this episode, we chat with Scott Huennekens, President and CEO, Verb Surgical, the robotic surgery platform spinout from Google and JNJ. Huennekens shares with us the mission of Verb, insights from his career in medical startups and why he thinks robots will be performing surgery in 50 years.
Nov 1, 2016
DeviceTalks Live: Being a woman in the corner office of medtech
There's an old saying that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did but she did it backwards and in high heels. For Nancy Briefs, Deborah DiSanzo and Martha Shadan, it's also a challenge they know well. These CEOs and medtech veterans have made the journey from the ranks of the medtech industry to the corner office, making them, sadly, a rarity in this industry where just 1 out of 7 women in medicine hold senior executive positions. In this panel, recorded live at our DeviceTalks Boston event features remarks from DiSanzo, IBM Watson General Manager, Ms. Briefs, CEO, InfoBionic and Ms. Shadan, CEO, Rotation Medical.
Oct 18, 2016
The evolution of OCTANe and Orange County's technology ecosystem
Bill Carpou took over at OCTANe 18 months ago with the mission to increase Orange County, California's image as a technology super hub. Through programs like the Medical Device Investor Forum and a new emphasis on helping local companies stay in the area, OCTANe is one of the most innovative industry council's in the medical device space. We talked to Bill about OCTANe's upcoming event, as well as its recent merger with the Orange County Technology Alliance.
Oct 4, 2016
Changing the face of dialysis with NxStage Medical founder Jeff Burbank
Jeff Burbank started NxStage Medical in 1999 on the premise that patients with chronic kidney disease would benefit from bringing hemodialysis out of the clinic and into their homes. Now, 17 years later Burbank's hypothesis has been proven out and his Lawrence, Mass.-based company is topping more than $300 million in annual sales, while making a real difference in the lives of patients. In this interview, recorded at DeviceTalks Boston on September 28, 2016, we sit down with Jeff to discuss his business journey.
Sep 23, 2016
Does culture eat strategy for breakfast? A chat with Smiths Medical CEO Jeff McCaulley
When Jeffery McCaulley took the reigns at Smiths Medical, the company was in a slump. Several years of flat growth and a potential merger that didn’t go through, had sapped the winning spirit of the Twin Cities, Minn.- based company. However, with McCaulley’s arrival, came a renewed sense of what was possible for Smiths Medical. The medtech veteran employed several new initiatives, honed at companies like GE to rebuild the company’s culture and move it back on a path to growth. In this podcast, we discuss McCaulley’s playbook when it comes to fostering a winning culture in the medical device industry.
Jul 19, 2016
Teleflex CEO Benson Smith on what it takes to be great in sales
This interview, recorded live on June 6, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. at DeviceTalks Minnesota, is one of the funniest, most enlightening and interesting discussions we've ever had at DeviceTalks. Teleflex CEO Benson Smith takes us through his career from door-to-door salesman to CEO of 1 of the top performing medical device companies in the past five years. Listen all the way to the end to hear an unforgettable tale of going all out to get the job.
Jun 28, 2016
Leading the battle against sepsis with Spectral Medical CEO Paul Walker
Dr. Paul Walker speaks to MassDevice about his efforts to take on endotoxins and sepsis at the head of Spectral Medical, his history with the deadly condition and what’s next for the burgeoning Canadian medical device firm.
May 6, 2016
How we built the company with Innovative Trauma Care's Joe Brennan
Innovative Trauma Care, a San Antonio, TX-based startup, has found a new way to stop the bleeding. The company's flagship product, the iTClamp is a hemorrhage control device for use in the extremities, scalp and neck. The device, which looks like a hair clip, seals the edges of a wound closed to stop further blood loss until the wound can be surgically repaired. We spoke to CEO Joe Brennan about the device and how it can help improve survival rates in trauma incidents.
Apr 21, 2016
Fighting the war on brain cancer with NovoCure chairman Bill Doyle
Novocure, the St. Helier, Jersey-based medical device company, which raised more than $158M in an IPO last year, is trying to change the way we fight cancer. Company officials say its proprietary tumor treating fields technology, marketed under the product name Optune, are a new tool in the war against some of the deadliest forms of cancer. MassDevice publisher Brian Johnson recently caught up with Doyle to discuss the technology, the company's origins and how its current concentration on glioblastoma is just the beginning.
Mar 22, 2016
How I built the company with Patrick Daly, CEO, Cohera Medical
Patrick Daly, CEO, Cohera Medical talks to MassDevice Executive Editor, Brad Perriello about starting up the absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants company, how he raised one of the largest seed rounds in history and why he's moving the company to Raleigh, NC. This episode was recorded on February 29, 2016 at DeviceTalks Raleigh.
Mar 7, 2016
What it's like to be the CEO of the world's largest medtech company with Bill Hawkins
On this episode of DeviceTalks we dive into life in the corner office with Bill Hawkins, former CEO of Medtronic and chairman of Immucor. Hawkins shares his experiences on the front lines of medicine where he has spent 25 years leading companies as diverse as start ups to the world's largest medical device company.
Dec 23, 2015
Talking innovation with Johnson & Johnson's medtech R&D guru Martin Fitchet
Martin Fitchet is responsible for R&D at JNJ's medical device unit, a tall task for anyone but appropriate for this former surgeon. In this episode of DeviceTalks, we talk about what innovation means to a behemoth like JNJ and what areas he sees in medicine that are ripe for disruption.
Nov 18, 2015
A medtech veteran takes on C.diff: Rebiotix CEO Lee Jones
Clostridium difficile or C. diff. is a growing crisis in the U.S. with over 29,000 deaths and 500,000 cases annually, according to the CDC. The disease, which CDC officials warned can kill people in less than 30 days, is characterized by severe diarrhea, fever, and loss of appetite. Sadly, many elderly and infirmed patients are among the most vulnerable. Roseville, Minn.-based Rebiotix is one of a handful of companies looking to harness the human microbiome into a treatment for recurrent C. diff, which impacts about 20-30% of patients, where there are currently no approved drugs to treat patients with two or more recurrences. Rebiotix is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment, which harnesses gut microbiota and turns them into therapies. The company hopes recurrent C. diff is just the 1st in a pipeline of treatments than can be derived from the microbiome. On this episode of DeviceTalks we discuss C.diff with Reviotix CEO Lee Jones. What personal stories led her to…
Nov 12, 2015
The leadership lessons of Stryker's John Brown
For a man who took a private company from $17 million in sales to a $4.5 billion publicly traded juggernaut, John Brown is a remarkably humble man. However, he is, by all intents and purposes, the man who put Stryker on the map. Today, the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medical device company nets nearly $10 billion in annual sales. In this episode of DeviceTalks, recorded at the recent AdvaMed 2015 conference, Brown spoke to us about how he built such impressive results during his tenure at Stryker, including the lessons he learned along the way.
Nov 12, 2015
Can Sirtex turn cancer into a chronic disease?
Big things sometimes come in small packages. For Sirtex Medical, the big thing comes in a really small package. The Australian medical device company’s flagship product - the SIR-sphere - is made up of 30 to 60 million microspheres about the size of a grain of sand, which are injected into the hepatic artery and flow into the liver where they kill tumors from the inside. In this episode of DeviceTalks, MassDevice.com publisher Brian Johnson talks with Mangano about the company, the learning curve he had of moving from a traditional medical device company to an oncology company and why the cancer market may be ripe for other medtech companies to enter.
Oct 27, 2015
Building the Cologuard and the fight against colorectal cancer with Exact Sciences Graham Lidgard
Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet it is also one of the deadliest forms of the disease. In this episode, we speak with Graham Lidgard, the Chief Science Officer, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Exact Sciences, a Wisc. -based company that has developed a non invasive test to detect colorectal cancer without having to undergo a colonoscopy. We talk to Graham about the Cologuard test and his 40 year career developing breakthrough medical technology.
Oct 15, 2015
Exit interview: Stephen Ubl moves on from AdvaMed
Before Stephen Ubl departed for a job as the chief lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry, medtech's main man in Washington D.C. sat down with us to reflect on his time as CEO of AdvaMed. In this episode of DeviceTalks, we go deep into Ubl's background, the fights over the medical device tax, forging a new partnership with the FDA and more.
Oct 13, 2015
Marie Johnson and the mission to prevent sudden heart attacks
Marie Johnson turned tragedy into a mission. In 2002, the CEO of Aum Cardiovascular lost her husband to a sudden heart attack, despite the fact that he was, by all accounts, a perfectly healthy man. Fast forward 13 years and her company has commercialized a non-invasive test designed to quickly detect significant coronary stenosis called the CADence. Johnson hopes the pre FDA-approved device, which is on the market in Germany, will eliminate needless death due to coronary artery disease. In this interview, recorded live at our DeviceTalks Minnesota event, touches on Johnson's incredible story.
Oct 13, 2015
One of medtech's most successful men reflects on failure
Dr. Manny Villafana is one of the most successful men in the history of medical innovation, having founded four companies, including CPI/Guidant Corp. and St. Jude Medical, Inc. His most recent venture, Kips Bay Medical was supposed to be his best work yet. However, problems with the FDA and shortfalls on funding doomed the company, which shut down in September 2015. Recorded live on September 23rd at DeviceTalks Minnesota, just one day after he resigned as CEO of Kips Bay Medical, we discuss failure with Dr. Villafana. How does someone who has had so much success deal with the opposite? What comes next for this serial entrepreneur?
Sep 25, 2015
The story behind Airing: One of medtech's most successful crowdfunding campaign
Stephen Marsh has more than 70 patents to his name but his most recent endeavor, the Airing device, may make him a household name. The Airing is a hoseless, maskless, disposable micro CPAP machine, which could one day change the game in sleep apnea. However, Marsh and company have already made quite the mark on medtech by running one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns ever. The company has raised more than $1 million on Indiegogo, more than 10 times its initial goal. In this episode of DeviceTalks, we talk to Marsh about the Airing device, inventing technology that sticks and how the company pulled off such a successful crowd funding campaign.
Sep 14, 2015
Spinal cord injuries and the quest to find a better treatment with Invivo Therapeutics Mark Perrin
Ten years after it was spun out of MIT, Invivo Thereapeutics and its neuro scaffold treatment for traumatic spinal cord injuries is moving closer to a reality. The company has completed enrollment of its 5 patient pilot study, which has made headlines around the world and is looking to push forward on adding more patients. In this episode of DeviceTalks, we talk to new CEO Mark Perrin about the company and why there has been so little movement in the fight against paralysis.
Sep 4, 2015
Behind the Boston Scientific turnaround with CEO Mike Mahoney
In this episode of DeviceTalks, recorded live at our DeviceTalks Boston event at Boston Scientific's corporate headquarters, we sit down with CEO Mike Mahoney to discuss the company's recent turnaround. Mahoney, who joined the company as its CEO in 2012, sat down with MassDevice's Brian Johnson to take us inside how the company has improved its performance.
Aug 28, 2015
Battling obesity with the alternative to bariatric surgery| ReShape Medical CEO Richard Thompson
Reshape Medical recently received FDA approval for its Duo balloon system for obesity. The company bills the device as an alternative to bariatric surgery for the majority of patients suffering from this global epidemic. In this episode we dig into the obesity epidemic and how ReShape Medical is looking to change the paradigm of care for patients needing to lose a significant amount of weight.
Aug 10, 2015
What makes Minnesota's medical alley tick with LifeScience Alley's Shaye Mandle
In this episode we catch up with LifeScience Alley CEO Shaye Mandle about doing business in Minnesota's world class medical device cluster. We delve into why the medical device and life sciences community clustered in the Twin Cities, what trends are developing in funding, m&a and technology in the area and, of course, where to go for a power breakfast in the area.
Aug 6, 2015
How teaching computers to recognize emotion led to healthcare innovation: MIT's Rosalind Picard
In this episode of DeviceTalks, we delve deeply into emotion and how teaching computers to recognize emotions led to a potentially major breakthrough in medical technology with MIT scientist and entrepreneur Rosalind Picard. Listen to hear the backstory behind her book Affective Computing, her work with artificial intelligence and pioneering wearable technology.
Jul 22, 2015
Changing the game with rotator cuff disease| A conversation with Martha Shadan
Rotation Medical is changing the game when it comes to treating rotator cuff disease, one of the most prevalent orthopedic conditions that people suffer from. We talk to CEO Martha Shadan about Rotation Medical's revolutionary biologic treatment and how the orthopedic world is changing.
Jul 13, 2015
Fighting depression with medical devices
Tal Medical's roots go back to a serendipitous discovery at McLean Hospital where patients suffering from bi-polar disorder reported feeling better after MRI. In this episode of DeviceTalks, Jan Skvarka, CEO, Tal Medical tells us about how that discovery could one day lead to a new clinical pathway for care for patients suffering from acute depression.
Jul 6, 2015
How I built the company with Merit Medical CEO Fred Lampropoulos | DeviceTalks
In this DeviceTalks podcast, we talk with Merit Medical founder and CEO Fred Lampropoulos about starting the Utah-based medical device company, his thoughts on leadership and his experience as a musician opening for The Doors and The Beach Boys.
Dec 15, 2014
How I built the company with Masimo CEO Joe Kiani
Medtech entrepreneur, patient safety advocate Joe Kiani, CEO, Masimo Corp. talks about building the company from scratch. In addition, he discusses his mission as the founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, recorded at DeviceTalks West on November 19, 2014. Also featured, B. Braun CEO Carroll Neubauer.
Dec 2, 2014
Inside one of the largest medtech companies in the world| B. Braun Medical CEO Caroll Neubauer
MassDevice publisher Brian Johnson interviews Caroll Neubauer, CEO, B. Braun Medical about the medical device tax, Obamacare, patient safety and the current state of the medical device industry.
Nov 7, 2014
How we built the bionic eye with Second Sight's Robert Greenberg
One day, Second Sight Medical CEO Robert Greenberg, may be considered one of the most important figures in the fight against blindness. On this episode of DeviceTalks, he discusses the journey to bring sight to the blind with the Argus II "Bionic Eye. "
Aug 5, 2014
What's the worst mistake you ever made? A discussion with medtech CEOs
Manny Villafanna, founder, St. Jude Medical, Guidant and Kip's Bay Medical, joins medtech CEOs Brian Concannon, Duane DeSisto, Charles Carignan and Carmichael Roberts for a discussion on leadership.
Aug 5, 2014
Inside the world of diabetes, bionic limbs and wearable sensors| A panel discussion
This CEO panel was recorded on July 15, 2014 at DeviceTalks Boston, hosted by MassDevice.com. It features CEOs from BIOM, Insulet and Carmichael Roberts, founder MC10, Arsenal Medical and 480 Biomedical.
Jul 22, 2014
How Haemonetics pioneered the blood collection world with Brian Concannon,
MassDevice publisher Brian Johnson interviews Haemonetics CEO Brian Concannon about the company's history, its present and the future of blood management and blood donation. The interview was recorded at DeviceTalks Boston on July 15, 2014.
Jun 30, 2014
How the Medtronic/Covidien merger will change medtech| A discussion
Panel discussion recorded at June 24th DeviceTalks Minnesota event featuring Nadim Yared, Deb Rectenwald, Philip Ebeling.
Jun 30, 2014
A look at the massive Medtronic/Covidien deal with Covidien exec Stacy Enxing Seng
This MassDevice podcast featuring Covidien's Stacy Enxing Seng was recorded live on June 24th at DeviceTalks Minnesota.
Nov 6, 2013
Managing diabetes with a smart phone with Glooko CEO Rick Altinger
Glooko CEO Rick Altinger and MassDevice's Brian Johnson discuss Glooko's mobile diabetes management app. Altinger describes the economics behind the Glooko platform, as well as the app's ability to foster easy communication between diabetes patients and healthcare providers.
Oct 11, 2013
How I built the company with CeQur CEO Jim Peterson
MassDevice’s Brian Johnson and CeQur's CEO Jim Peterson discuss Peterson’s personal connection to diabetes, and how that personal connection has impacted the company’s direction.
Jul 18, 2013
Making the deal with CEOs from Zoll, NxStage Medical, Ocular Therapeutix and ConforMIS
MassDevice reporter Brad Periello speaks with CEO and founder of NxStage Medical Jeff Burbank, Zoll CEO Richard Packer, ConforMIS CEO Philipp Lang, and Ocular Therapeutix CEO Amar Sawhney about what it takes to keep companies on the cutting edge, as well as their ups and downs as heads of major medtech companies.
Jul 18, 2013
Breaking the glass ceiling of medtech with Karen Licitra and Cathy Burzik
Johnson & Johnson's Global Medical Solutions Group Worldwide Chairman Karen Licitra talks about her role within Johnson & Johnson and how she thinks the economics of healthcare and the medical device industry need to change in order to accommodate the future.
Jul 18, 2013
Inside the $6.1 billion merger of Kinetic Concepts/Apax Partners with Catherine Burzik
Former Kinetic Concepts CEO Catherine Burzik takes you inside the $6.1 billion merger of Kinetic Concepts with Apax Partners in 2011, the largest leveraged buyout since the fall of Lehman Brothers.
Jun 27, 2013
What I've learned as CEO of Medtronic with Omar Ishrak
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak sat down with MassDevice's Brian Johnson to talk about his two years on the job at the Minneapolis-based medtech company. Ishrak shared his experiences, as well as the insights he has gained as Medtronic's CEO.
Jun 11, 2013
How I built the company with Semprus BioSciences CEO David Lucchino
Semprus BioSciences Corp. hopes to reduce the 60,000 deaths and $11 billion in costs related to "surface failures" of vascular catheters with its Sustain technology for coating medical devices.
Jun 11, 2013
Inside Medtronic with CEO William Hawkins
William Hawkins, former chairman and CEO of Medtronic Inc., dishes on mergers and acquisitions, the Food & Drug Administration and healthcare reform.
Jun 11, 2013
Medtech legend Thomas Fogarty on innovation, FDA and more
Dr. Thomas Fogarty, the founder of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, discusses the investment climate for medical innovation, venture capital and explains why his passion for winemaking is actually an extension of his medical career.
Jun 11, 2013
Inside Capsule Tech with President Stuart Long
Capsule Tech's newly appointed North America president Stuart Long tells MassDevice about the company's surging growth and what it means to be a "middleware" service provider.
Jun 11, 2013
Inside Soteira with CEO Larry Jasinski
Soteira CEO Larry Jasinski talks to MassDevice about overcoming the odds with spinal fusion devices and managing a 510(k) win even after the FDA switched things up mid-stream.
Jun 11, 2013
Inside Covidien with CEO Joe Almeida
Covidien CEO Joe Almeida speaks at the MassDevice Big 100 Roundtable, July 11, 2011 about innovation, emerging markets and the worst mistake he's made in his professional career.
Jun 11, 2013
Making Lasik safer with Avedro CEO David Muller
Two decades after pioneering the technology that became Lasik, Avedro Inc. CEO David Muller is working to make the procedure safer and more effective.
Jun 11, 2013
Inside Neuronetics with President & CEO Bruce Shook
Neuronetics president & CEO Bruce Shook on treating an incurable psychiatric disorder, chasing reimbursement and turning psychiatrists into medical device proceduralists.
Jun 6, 2013
How we made an artificial nervous system with Alfred Mann Foundation CEO David Hankin
Alfred Mann Foundation CEO David Hankin tells MassDevice how to make an artificial nervous system using microstimulators that communicate wirelessly through the body.
Jun 6, 2013
Changing open heart surgery forever with Edwards Lifesciences CEO Michael Mussallem
After a stellar 2010, Michael Mussallem, CEO of Edwards Lifesciences Corp., is feeling bullish on transcatheter heart valves and the future of the Irvine, Calif.-based cardiac device maker.
Jun 6, 2013
Inside Abiomed and GI Dynamics with CEOs Mike Minogue and Stu Randle
Medical device company Abiomed's CEO Mike Minogue and Stu Randle, CEO of GI Dynamics, sit down with MassDevice.com editor Brad Perriello at the MassDevice Big 100 Roundtable East.
Jun 6, 2013
Why healthy patients die in the hospital with Johns Hopkins patient safety expert Peter Pronovost
Johns Hopkins patient safety expert Peter Pronovost on medical errors, medical device data and the role medtech must accept in preventing needless deaths.
Jun 3, 2013
Why Botox worked and the Lap-Band didn't with Allergan CEO David Pyott
Allergan CEO David Pyott speaks at the 2012 MassDevice Big 100 West about why the Irvine, Calif.-based medical aesthetics company is selling its Lap-Band business, why Botox is so popular and what the medical device industry can learn from the world of aesthetics.
May 30, 2013
Turning Boston Scientific around with CEO Mike Mahoney
Three months before he took the reins at Boston Scientific, Mike Mahoney told MassDevice his thoughts on how he looked to turnaround the medical device giant in this podcast from the MassDevice Big 100 East