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

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