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DeviceTalks, a podcast from the makers of MassDevice, brings you conversations with leaders of the companies that are changing medicine.

From entrepreneurial stories to technological breakthroughs, our conversations with leaders in medtech touch upon the most interesting and pressing issues in medicine.

The podcast was created by MassDevice.com, the online business journal of the medical device industry. MassDevice covers the medical device world's hottest news about the medical device industry

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DeviceTalks, a podcast from the makers of MassDevice, brings you conversations with leaders of the companies that are changing medicine.

From entrepreneurial stories to technological breakthroughs, our conversations with leaders in medtech touch upon the most interesting and pressing issues in medicine.

The podcast was created by MassDevice.com, the online business journal of the medical device industry. MassDevice covers the medical device world's hottest news about the medical device industry

    DeviceTalks DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.4 –What does Medtronic's Puritan reveal mean for medtech?

    DeviceTalks DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.4 –What does Medtronic's Puritan reveal mean for medtech?

    DeviceTalks Weekly: Ep.4 –What does Medtronic's Puritan reveal mean for medtech?

    Medtronic’s earned plaudits and praise for sharing the design specifications for its Puritan Bennett 560 (PB560) ventilators. But will the gesture actually lead to more ventilators being manufactured?

    In this episode of DeviceTalks Weekly, we’ll talk with experts who will tell us what the plans do and do not say. We’ll also get some legal insights on what strings are attached to the open source effort.

    Guests are:

    • D. Brian Kacedon, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
    • Lee Teschler, Executive Editor, WTWH Media
    • Scott Thielman, CTO, Product Creation Studio

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    • 31 min
    DeviceTalks Weekly ep. 3 - Making Sense of Medtech's Regulatory Alphabet Soup

    DeviceTalks Weekly ep. 3 - Making Sense of Medtech's Regulatory Alphabet Soup

    In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly, we’ll examine how governmental effort, both foreign and domestic, are hitting the medtech industry.

    Our guests include Tracy Eberly, CEO of Fang Consulting, a regulatory advisory group. Eberly will update listeners on what pushing back the MDR deadline could mean for medtech companies and why some companies may be less than thrilled with the decision.

    In our second conversation, Joy Sturm, procurement expert and partner at the DC office of Law Firm Hogan Lovells, walks us through the powers contained within the Defense Production Act invoked last week by the Trump administration.

    Sturm, who brings 20-years of governmental purchasing experience to the conversation, answer several key questions including:

    What CAN and CAN’T the government do under the act?
    Which federal agencies are responsible for executing the DPA?
    Can companies secure capital to pay for DPA-supported efforts?
    What player is missing on the field in the battle against COVID-19?

    Also, AdvaMed is also looking  for direction from the Federal government. You may be surprised by the potential source of leadership.

    Finally, MassDevice Honcho Chris Newmarker talks DYI ventilators. Check out Mass Device's Sean Whooley's feature here.  And what does the FDA say about these projects?

    • 31 min
    DeviceTalks Weekly, Ep. 2 - Medtech goes to War

    DeviceTalks Weekly, Ep. 2 - Medtech goes to War

    In this week’s DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, hosts Tom Salemi and Chris Newmarker will detail medtech’s essential role in the escalating war against COVID-19. This week’s guests are Fluidda CEO Jan De Backer and Kevin Thornal, division president of diagnostic solutions at Hologic. The executive will explain how their new FDA tools will aid against the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. We also ask them how the recently invoked Defense Production Act will impact medtech’s fight against the pandemic.

    • 32 min
    DeviceTalks Weekly, Episode 1, - Raj Denhoy, Jefferies

    DeviceTalks Weekly, Episode 1, - Raj Denhoy, Jefferies

    Welcome to the DeviceTalks Weekly Podcast, a regular – and sometimes irregular – opportunity to visit with the editorial team at MassDevice and Medical Design and Outsourcing. This week, Chris Newmarker, Executive Editor, Life Sciences, at WTWH Media, reviews our COVID-19 coverage with Tom Salemi, Editorial Director, DeviceTalks. Tom also chats with Raj Denhoy, Managing Director, Equity Research Analyst at Jefferies, who details how the Medtech sector is fairing in this unprecedented uncertainty. While most Medtechs stand on strong financial footing, Denhoy issues a warning to investors that another correction may be coming once analysts start assessing the impact on earnings. Still, he says there are safe havens out there and identifies one in the podcast. Finally, Tom and Chris explore what impact social distancing may have on medtech in the short-term – sales and deals - and long-term – innovation.

    • 26 min
    Intuitive Surgical CEO Gary Guthart plans to stay on top

    Intuitive Surgical CEO Gary Guthart plans to stay on top

    Gary Guthart, the longtime CEO of Intuitive Surgical, tells MassDevice.com Executive Editor Brad Perriello why he's so confident about staying on top of the robot-assisted surgery heap, the company's five buckets for in-house R&D; and what he looks for in potential business partners.

    • 28 min
    Inside Google and Johnson & Johnson's bid to change surgery

    Inside Google and Johnson & Johnson's bid to change surgery

    DeviceTalks goes inside the union of two of the most innovative companies in the world, Google and Johnson and Johnson as they look to change the face of surgery. In this episode, we chat with Scott Huennekens, President and CEO, Verb Surgical, the robotic surgery platform spinout from Google and JNJ. Huennekens shares with us the mission of Verb, insights from his career in medical startups and why he thinks robots will be performing surgery in 50 years.

    • 44 min

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