How medtech can create value in connected care

A cost-conscious healthcare system is increasingly driving toward value, creating both a challenge and an opportunity for medtech. There is a big difference, though, between what is an intuitively good idea in a care setting and what will actually resonate with hospital systems. Influential designer Aidan Petrie, who was a recent presenter at DeviceTalks Minnesota, discusses the complexities of

Unpacking ‘value’ in medical device development

The word “value” is a loaded term. At every stage of healthcare, it takes on different meanings. But above all, it has become, alongside the term “innovation,” the most sought after attribute for medical technology. “Most doctors are looking for value to patients and outcomes,” explains Bill Evans, SVP Innovation at Bridge Design, a Ximedica

Ximedica tapped to advise Cambridge MedSpace incubator

Ximedica said today it inked a strategic partnership deal with healthcare technology incubator Cambridge MedSpace. Through the deal, Providence, R.I.-based Ximedica will provide personalized guidance and advisory services to the incubator, which the company touts it has developed for over 30 years. “We know that healthcare technologies face unique challenges; particularly the standards of the

Accel Biotech picked up by Ximedica

Medtech developer Ximedica said today it acquired Los Gatos, Calif.-based medtech design firm Accel Biotech for an undisclosed amount. Ximedica said the acquisition will expand its west coast presence, complementing last year’s acquisition of San Francisco-based Bridge Design. “The acquisition of Accel Biotech deepens the capability, reach and scale of Ximedica’s comprehensive development offering into

Ximedica picks up Bridge Design

Ximedica, a Medtech development firm, has acquired San Francisco-based Bridge Design for an undisclosed amount. “This partnership has been formed to broaden the strength, reach and scale of Ximedica’s comprehensive development offering,” said Randall Barko, Ximedica president and CEO, in prepared remarks. “Ximedica brings the regulated systems, procedures and expertise to complement Bridge Design’s 2-plus decades of