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The DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast series delivers news, insights and commentary from Medtech industry leaders. Our podcasts will inspire medtech professionals to create better medtech devices and companies.

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The DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast series delivers news, insights and commentary from Medtech industry leaders. Our podcasts will inspire medtech professionals to create better medtech devices and companies.

    Outset Medical’s Leslie Trigg explains how home-based dialysis can restore patients’ “sense of self”

    Outset Medical’s Leslie Trigg explains how home-based dialysis can restore patients’ “sense of self”

    In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly podcast, Outset Medical’s Leslie Trigg recounts the career detour that led her to a successful career in medical devices.

    Drawing on past experiences, the CEO explains why she chose to lead Outset’s mission to create a dialysis system that restore the freedom lost to the demand of traditional in-clinic dialysis. Outset’s “enterprise system” for dialysis now allows patients to treat themselves at home when and where they want. Can Outset serve as a model for other “hospital at home” approaches.

    Chris Newmarker delivers another stellar Newmarker’s Newsmakers featuring news from the Big 100, Edwards Life Sciences, Inspire Medical, Dexcom, Medtronic, Neurometrix, Augmedics and Acutus Medical.

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    • 55 min
    VELYS, INHANCE and other reasons why DePuy Synthes sees Ortho opportunities; 2021’s top DTW episodes

    VELYS, INHANCE and other reasons why DePuy Synthes sees Ortho opportunities; 2021’s top DTW episodes

    In this episode, two senior orthopedics executives at DePuy Synthes walk us through the company’s growing portfolio.

    First, Rajit Kamal, worldwide president, sports medicine and shoulder reconstruction, lays out the opportunity for the growing shoulder market and explains what the INHANCE Shoulder System offers to surgeons. He also details what it will take for ortho companies to grow the shoulder market.

    Later, Andrew Ekdahl, Worldwide President, Joint Reconstruction, updates us on the company’s VELYS surgical robotic system. He explains how new digital and robotic tech will change the orthopedics industry.

    Instead of Newmarker’s Newsmakers, this week host Tom Salemi will review the most listened to DeviceTalks Weekly Episodes of 2021. We’ll also announce upcoming news in in-person conferences, digital meetings and podcasts – including a NEW podcast powered by DeviceTalks.

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    Hear how Olympus plans to become an even bigger player in the medical device industry

    Hear how Olympus plans to become an even bigger player in the medical device industry

    Happy New Year!

    In this first episode of 2022, we’ll learn a lot about Olympus Corp.’s plans to expand into the medtech industry. The global behemoth has been doubling down on the industry in recent years.

    COO Nacho Abia and Gabriela Kaynor, global division head of therapeutic solutions in the Americas, will lay out the plans to build into other parts of the medtech industry.

    Chris Newmarker is back with his Newmarker’s Newsmakers! Chris will bring news from Boston Scientific, GE Healthcare, Titan Medical, Relievant Medsystems, Medtronic, Memic Innovative Surgery, and Stryker.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Exploring HeartMate, CardioMEMS and the rest of Abbott’s toolbox to help heart failure patients

    Exploring HeartMate, CardioMEMS and the rest of Abbott’s toolbox to help heart failure patients

    In this episode, we’ll dive deep into the Heart Failure business at Abbott. First we’ll connect with Philip Adamson, MD, chief medical officer of the group. Dr. Adamson uses an explanation of CardioMEMS to give a vivid portrait of how patients live with heart failure. Technology, he says, makes turns those patients into their own health care workers.

    This podcast is sponsored by KNF.

    Then, we’ll talk with Kevin Bourque, vice president of research and development, and Robert Kormos, division VP, global affairs of heart failure, about the advances of Heartmate 3. Both also detail how Abbott is working to help children suffering from the condition.

    Dr. Kormos also shares the most gratifying part of his job.

    The entire editorial staff joins the podcast to share their personal top stories of 2021. News includes mentions from Vicarious Surgical, ResMed, Philips, Pfizer, BioNTech, Abbott, Dexcom and Insulet.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Recor, Medtronic share the state of Renal Denervation. Can Alva Health reduce the danger of strokes?

    Recor, Medtronic share the state of Renal Denervation. Can Alva Health reduce the danger of strokes?

    In this episode we’ll explore potentially life-saving treatments for hypertension and stroke.

    First, we’ll talk with Sandra Saldana, CEO of the start-up Alva Health, which is developing a wearable system that can detect strokes. Alva Health won the 2021 Global Competition of the Medtech Innovator program.

    Then we’ll explore renal denervation, the exciting but vexing method of lowering hypertension by ablating nerves in the kidney.

    We’ll talk to the leaders in this space including Andy Weiss, CEO of Recor Medical, a division of Otsuka Holdings, that’s developing the Paradise Renal Denervation system.

    Weiss, a medtech veteran, shares his long-term views, one why he still sees Renal Denervation as a game-changer.

    Then, we’ll run an excerpt of the MedtronicTalks podcast interview with Jason Weidman, senior vice president and president of the coronary and renal denervation business at Medtronic.

    Weidman details Medtronic’s latest regulatory hiccups but, like Weiss, explains why he sees renal denervation as an important new therapy that can save the lives of people struggling to control their hypertension.

    You can listen to the entire interview with Weidman here. https://www.devicetalks.com/weidman-talks-us-through-the-long-road-to-get-symplicity-ready-to-help-patients-with-hypertension/.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How Intuitive’s surgical robots collect the data that can help improve surgical performance

    How Intuitive’s surgical robots collect the data that can help improve surgical performance

    In this episode, we learn about the data collecting during surgical robotic systems. Chief Digital Officer Brian Miller and Tony Jarc, Director, Research and Data Science , detail the importance of data being collected by Intuitive’s surgical robotic systems and how the company uses the data to help guide surgeons in the future.

    • 31 min

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