Medical Device General Discussion

Aerin Medical

2 weeks ago

crumbling due to a foundation built on sand. The Bible warned against thus. Ask Elmore

Hey Everyone I need your advice for my invention

1 month ago


I have recently received a provisional patent for a stool that attaches to a kitchen sink. I came up with the idea after hearing my mother complain in the kitchen that it hurt her back to do dishes. As an avid inventor my mind started spinning immediately on how to make it comfortable for her to clean her dishes without pain and able to just fold up the stool walk away till the next time. I came up with and patented:

1) A stool that stays at the kitchen sink and folds up when not in use.
2) …

John Oliver Takes on the Medical Device Industry

1 month ago

The 510(k) process is the focus of his argument --

In order to avoid stifling innovation, the FDA created a system called the 501(k) pathway, which allowed companies to avoid thorough testing for devices that are “substantially similar to one that had come before.” But this also created a dangerous loophole: As of 2017, Oliver reported, over 80 percent of medical devices are cleared through that system, including around 400 implanted devices per year. In this diluted process, products can be …

Medical Device Recruiters

2 months ago

A number of them have of never had a discussion with a physician about what's important to them in a customer driven sales consultant, much less ever even seen the inside of an ASC or an OR. Yet, they have all the capabilities and intuitiveness to determine what successful reps, Directors, VP's and CEO's do to become successful??? Crazy! And no, I am not against GOOD, CREDIBLE recruiters. I do believe there are good ones and have used them routinely. But, dig deep and look at previous place…

CoreLink Surgical

2 months ago

Has anyone seen CoreLink's Lateral Access System in a case?

Medical device company CoreLink Surgical launched its Lateral Access System and two implant systems — the F3D and CL5 Lateral interbody fusion devices — designed for lateral fusions, reports Business Wire.

Four things to know:

1. The F3D Lateral implant uses CoreLink uses 3D printing and finishing methods to develop the Mimetic Metal technology, which has a trabecula structure with interconnected 500-micron pores.

2. The implant is fus…

The Sunshine Act

3 months ago

It is accurate now, maybe not when it came out though.

Robotic Surgery and Shadow Learning Making Surgeon Trainees Bad at Surgery

3 months ago

Considering how many surgeries are moving towards robotic techniques, it's scary to think about how little experience some residents will have if robotic surgery becomes the standard of care in most specialties.

Virtual Incision

3 months ago

Anyone hear or have any familiarity with an upcoming robotic surgery company called Virtual Incision? They are developing a two-pound robotic device that operates entirely inside the body through a single abdominal incision and is expected to be less expensive and more portable than existing laparoscopic surgery robots. The company is gearing up to seek a 510(k) clearance for its device. I can't find much else except the story from MDDI.


3 months ago

Braun is still better.

Surgeon Royalty Payments from Medical Device Companies

3 months ago

I never realized how much money is at stake for surgeons who invent devices and then license them to medical device companies. As a sales rep, we are never exposed to the payment and contracting details but it can get ugly according to some of the cases I've been reading about. Not only can it cost the device company a pretty penny, the surgeon needs to ensure they aren't getting taking advantage of.

In a case I read about in the Indianapolis Business Journal, Indiana Spine Group President Rick …

Why should I use LinkedIn anymore?

3 months ago

Right but how many of the narcissistic managers in the medical device industry listen to this advice?