How can the medical device industry become more inclusive?

The medical technology industry has a gender diversity and inclusion problem – and these executives have a few ideas about how to solve it. At DeviceTalks Minnesota 2018, a panel of experts tackled a question that has long plagued the medical device industry: How can medtech become more inclusive? (For more insight into the medtech […]

MedTech Innovator hosts inaugural MedTech Innovator Showcase at Medical Device Conference

MedTech Innovator is hosting its inaugural MedTech Innovator Showcase at the WSGR Medical Device Conference on June 22 in San Francisco. The event will take place at The Palace Hotel from 9:15 a.m. until 1:10 p.m. The MedTech Innovator Showcase is an that showcases the medtech industry’s top 50 most innovative medical device, digital health

Move carefully to the exit, veteran medtech sellers warn

Beyond their altruistic and sales goals, medical device startups generally keep an eye out for the exit. Getting there requires planning, patience and persistence, according to a couple of medtech executives who’ve been through it. Martha Shadan headed Plymouth, Minn.–based Rotation Medical, a private company sold to Smith & Nephew in December 2017, just three

7 MD&M East exhibitors you need to know

MD&M East is a major medtech tradeshow on the East Coast of the U.S., showcasing some of the industry’s latest developments in packaging, automation, plastics, design engineering and quality. The event houses over 750 suppliers with more than 8,000 attendees who are able to network, explore new career opportunities and find partners for projects. The

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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 Power morcellation: Questions linger for controversial tech 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

Minnesota’s Medical Alley has a big presence at EuroPCR

The Medical Alley Association in Minnesota is touting the major presence that companies and organizations from the state will have at this year’s EuroPCR, which is being held this week in Paris. The event — the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions’ annual meeting — is May 22–25 at the Palais des Congrès and is expected to

9 exhibitors at DeviceTalks Minnesota you should know

DeviceTalks Minnesota is an annual event that allows some of the best minds in medtech to exchange ideas, insights and technologies. Medical Design & Outsourcing’s parent company WTWH Media holds DeviceTalks annually in Boston, Orange County, Calif., and the Twin Cities in Minnesota. It is hosted by MassDevice and attendees can plan to enjoy networking with people

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OCTANe and Cedars/Aspens Society forge partnership for Ophthalmology Technology Summit

OCTANe and Cedars/Aspens Society recently announced that it has forged a partnership to enhance ophthalmic surgery offerings for its annual Ophthalmology Technology Summit (OTS) this year. The summit will take place June 29 at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. and will gather ophthalmology technologists, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs. Cedars/Aspens is a non-profit

Speakers you need to see at DeviceTalks Minnesota

A Google executive whose own heart problems spurred her to seek medtech innovation, a leader at Abbott who wants to drive healthcare value, the head of an upstart company seeking to transform diabetes care — those are but some of the speakers you will encounter at DeviceTalks Minnesota this June. Read on to find out

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All heart: A Google executive’s real-world experience with medtech

After hearing the story of her 10 cardiac surgeries and seven pacemakers, you could be forgiven for thinking that Heidi Dohse has a weak heart. But the Google executive, endurance cyclist and, now, inspirational speaker she may have a stronger heart than most people on the planet. Dohse, a senior program manager at Google and

Southeastern U.S. lifescience groups form alliance

Seven Southeastern U.S. life science and medtech groups are joining forces to better promote and advocate for the region. The Southeastern Medical Device Association (SEMDA) on Wednesday announced the formation of an alliance with six individual state medtech and life science advocacy groups: BioAlabama, Bio Florida, Georgia Bio, ncbio, Life Science Tennessee and SCBIO. “Industry

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics touts production capabilities at MD&M East

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (Minneapolis) is touting its high precision plastic and elastomer medical component and assembly production capabilities at MD&M East this year. MD&M East is set to take place June 12-14 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The company uses advanced elastomers, engineered plastics and integrated plastic and elastomer

Medtech Innovation Expo in the U.K. plans to relocate and expand in 2019

Medtech Innovation Expo is planning for a larger and more effective platform for the industry in the U.K. and Ireland for next year. The expo is a networking opportunity that gathers designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers from the medical and healthcare industries. The attendees have the opportunity to source products, explore new ideas, understand emerging

How Minnesota got a Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium

Dr. Gwenyth Fischer, director of The Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium at the University of Minnesota, thinks the seven year old group gives their inventors an edge. The advantage could be summed up in one word: “location.” Minneapolis-St. Paul is a major U.S. medical device hub — a tight-knit community of people with product development, regulatory, reimbursement and

10 BIOMEDevice Boston exhibitors you need to know

Updated April 20, 2018 BIOMEDevice Boston provides an opportunity for more than 4,000 engineers and executives and 400 suppliers in New England’s design and manufacturing industry to connect and network. The annual event was held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, April 18-19. Hundreds of medical device industry suppliers showcased their latest technologies and capabilities.

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