Medical Device General Discussion

Device Tax Could Get Appealed!

5 years ago

What happened at Acclarent happened because the company was founded on fraud and JNJ needs to distance from that fraud-it has nothing to do with the device tax. How does JNJ worth a reported $68 billion justify cutting jobs because of a 2.3% tax. Bigger question at Acclarent, why didn't JNJ finish a study that would have cost them $2 million for Stratus?

CMS and the Sunshine Database

5 years ago

Does anyone use this information for territory planning? I would think it would be helpful to find all the doctors in your territory who get paid by companies and go after them. The money grabbers are usually the busiest and have open ears as long as you pay them some how.

US FDA finalizes 510(k) exemptions for some Class I and II medical devices

5 years ago

Why would someone care if these devices get 510k exemptions? They are safe, effective, and the manufacturing process is established. Academics and bloggers are probably the ones who take issue with the decision. Bloggers and news sites need their page hits up and need to increase social media followers. Anything to remain relevant.

What Features Will Next-Generation Medical Devices Include?

4 years ago

Nice infographic. I would argue that cloud connectivity and analytics are very important as instant communication between doctor and patient become more important. We're in a world where a doctor should be able to have the ability to monitor their patients from all corners of the globe.

Amarin gets boost from AstraZeneca and Acasti's study failures

5 days ago

After fake news attacks, and constant attacks by short sellers, Amarin investors finally woke up to some great news on Monday morning as AstraZeneca​ and Acasti Pharma​​ both announced surprisingly disappointing study results for their fish oil products

Google Glass

4 years ago

One of my docs has it and loves it. He think it has a huge application in the future of surgery and more effectively treating patients.

Hospitals clamp down on medical device expenses

4 years ago

Exactly. Have a differentiated product or you hit a dead end and your life as a rep will be contract driven.

The Periodic Table Of Medical Device Startups

3 years ago

Startups in the medical device industry are on pace for an uptick in financing, thanks to interest from private market investors, including corporates. We put together a periodic table of medical device companies to highlight promising startups, industry categories, exits, and active investors in the category.

The table is meant to serve as a guide to navigate the key players in the space. The 140 companies and 10 investors in the table were chosen using CB Insights data on total funding received…

The Periodic Table Of Medical Device Startups

Meet the 140 companies, VCs, corporate investors, and acquirers defining the medical device industry.