These 5 surgical startups want to build the OR of the future

As with most medtech advances these days, a running theme among top surgical startups is value. Innovators presented their surgical platform products in various stages of development at this year’s AdvaMed MedTech Conference as part of the Medtech Innovator Program, offering a view of the future of ORs across the world. As mentioned, there are some running

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Want to sell your medtech startup? Be one of these three things

Peter Stebbins meets with a lot of medtech startups as medical device transactions lead at Johnson & Johnson Innovation in Boston. Often, they could benefit from a better grasp of what a buyer is looking for. “It’s not infrequent that someone with an idea perceives it should make sense to J&J, but they don’t understand where our

Why you should care about intellectual property

What do early-stage companies really need to focus on? Patent attorney David Dykeman says, first and foremost, that its intellectual property protection. Dykeman –who co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group – will speak at DeviceTalks Boston on October 2. We asked him to give us some ideas on the important issues surrounding medtech

What startups need to succeed when selecting medical device materials

Whether a startup targets an emerging category such as wearables or a more mature device market, a well-planned approach to medical device materials selection can make a significant difference in the product launch cycle, economic model and other variables. Deepak Prakash, Vancive Medical Technologies Materials selection can be a make-or-break issue for medical device startups. Even

How to grow your medical device business through its life cycle

While every medical device business founder daydreams of pre-revenue exits and unicorn valuations, it is imperative to plan for the long and unpredictable haul. Richard F. Mattern, Bass, Berry & Sims PLC Despite the starting point being nearly universal (founder sees a clinical need, a promising market opportunity and a path to regulatory approval or

2 paths to success on the medtech fundraising trail

Funding a medical technology company isn’t a simple job: Modern medical devices require cutting-edge innovation, research and design to make it to market. And don’t even get started on regulatory and reimbursement challenges. The recession of the late 2000s, Affordable Care Act and changes to regulatory bodies and reimbursement requirements have changed the game for

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Patenting strategies for medtech startups

Patenting may be a daunting task, but it is critical to facilitating a company’s success. Here are some tips on how and when to think about patents. David Dykeman has advised numerous startup companies during his more than 20 years practicing patent law. The intellectual property attorney serves as co-chair of the global life sciences

The 10 hottest medtech startups of 2017

Medtech startups face more challenges than they have in the past, but several companies are developing products that take advantage of new technology and are specifically designed to meet healthcare’s evolving needs.    The number of medtech startups has declined. Thirty years ago, the medtech field averaged 1,500 startups; it slid to about 600 by

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Medtech patenting: How you might be leaving money on the table

Jackie Hutter, The Hutter Group Entrepreneurs bringing innovative new medical devices to market often make a significant mistake when they go to patent their work. I frequently find that these entrepreneurs focus their patenting efforts on the particular medical device product without also recognizing that a wider scope of coverage for their innovations may be