May 2018 issue: DeviceTalks Minnesota Show preview, the hottest medtech startups of 2018 and more

Can Minnesota become a healthcare innovation hub? The 10 hottest medtech startups of 2018 7 ways you can doom your medical device startup Speakers you need to see at DeviceTalks Minnesota Medical device product development: Here are the basics Minnesota continues to attract medtech innovators California, especially Silicon Valley, may have a reputation as an

Can Minnesota become a healthcare innovation hub?

Minnesota has the institutions and the talent to transform healthcare in the U.S. The question is whether the money will follow. RxFunction makes wearable devices called “Walkasins” that help people with chronic health conditions prevent falls that can lead to serious injury. It took eight painstaking years, though, before the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based startup secured

7 ways you can doom your medical device startup

Randy Nelson has worked with medical device startups for more than a dozen years through his Evergreen Medical Technologies (St. Paul, Minn.), as well as the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. A product development veteran of St. Jude Medical and Boston Scientific, Nelson has pretty much seen it all when it comes to

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The best medtech funding option you’ve never heard of

Regulation A+ (Reg A+) is a funding option that feels tailor-made for high impact technologies like medtech. Never heard of it? That’s because it didn’t exist until 2015, when the Obama administration passed the JOBS Act. Before then, private companies could only seek backing from the wealthiest 2% of Americans — accredited investors. The new

Will medtech drive the next Southeastern U.S. industrial revolution?

One South Carolina startup relies on the Southeastern U.S. history of engineering innovation, new infrastructure and quality of life to drive drug delivery innovation through nanoparticles. Paul Snyder, Write2Market Once home to a thriving textile industry replete with chemical and mechanical engineers working to improve the soil and machinery converting raw cotton into commercial goods,

The 10 hottest medtech startups of 2018

There’s a complaint sometimes that innovation is too incremental in the medical device industry. But don’t tell that to the people running the 10 companies included in Medical Design & Outsourcing and MassDevice’s list of the hottest medtech startups of 2018. Our editors came up with a list of 20 interesting young companies. We then

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OCTANe announces partnership with Small Cap Nation

Orange County, Calif.–based life sciences accelerator organization OCTANe recently announced a strategic partnership with Small Cap Nation (SCN), a New York City–based financial media content distribution platform. SCN delivers breaking, on-demand news and information related to the domestic and international small-cap sector. It recently opened a Silicon Valley office. “This partnership will open an important source of capital

5 tips to protect your medtech startup’s innovations

Building a strategic patent portfolio is crucial to success for a medtech startup.  David J. Dykeman, Greenberg Traurig When it comes to starting and building a medical device company, a strong patent strategy tied to business goals can be the driving force behind venture capital investment, strategic collaborations, and mergers and acquisitions. In order to

Medtech companies raised more than $839 million in Q1

Venture capital firms invested more than $839 million in medical devices and equipment companies during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of more than $338 million from the last quarter of 2017, according to the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and CB Insights. There was a total of 48 deals during Q1 this year,

20 medical device startups you need to know

There’s a lot of excitement these days around digital health. But there are actually many medical device startups out there in other spaces that continue to push the overall boundaries of medtech. From neuromodulation to drug delivery, surgical robotics and more, here’s a roundup of 20 medical device startups catching the eye of Medical Design

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Medical device startups: Here’s how you handle verification and validation

The two “Vs” — also known as V&V, verification and validation — serve to link the medical device product that has been developed all the way back to the initial customer needs and product requirements. Bill Betten, Betten Systems Solutions While many think that verification and validation only occur at the end of the medical device development

Boston Scientific, Mayo Clinic back new Minneapolis medtech incubator

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is joining the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota in backing startup accelerator Gener8tor as it launches a medtech focused incubator in Minneapolis, according to a new report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The newly launched accelerator will operate under a seven-week program that will support six new startups with a focus […]

What is the hottest medtech startup of 2018?

When Medical Design & Outsourcing ran a roundup last year of the hottest medtech startups of 2017, it was one of our most popular stories. So we’re planning to come back this year with a new roundup of the hottest medical device startups. We’d like to hear from you, our readers, about which medtech startups you’re

5 trends that could affect medtech in 2018

Antoine Baschiera, Early Metrics The rapid advancement of innovation today is propelling fundamental changes in all industries. Among them, the health and medtech sectors are ones that will be transformed drastically in the coming years. The medical devices and technology market will reach $500 billion in sales by 2021, according to a new analysis from Evaluate.

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How BioSig is using plug and play as a medtech startup strategy

Startups, as a rule, should have a plan for their technology to grow. But it is rare that a medical technology startup aims to be plug and play, fitting into many therapeutic areas from cardio to Alzheimer’s to diabetes. BioSig’s Pure EP, an electrophysiology signal recording and processing system, could potentially provide valuable insight during