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Learn from the brightest CEOs in medtech and healthtech. That's our primary goal with Medsider. We unpack the strategies, tactics, and secrets behind the most successful startups. Join tens of thousands of ambitious doers and get access to the top medical device and health technology thought leaders.

Medsider: Learn from MedTech and HealthTech Experts Scott Nelson

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 65 Ratings

Learn from the brightest CEOs in medtech and healthtech. That's our primary goal with Medsider. We unpack the strategies, tactics, and secrets behind the most successful startups. Join tens of thousands of ambitious doers and get access to the top medical device and health technology thought leaders.

    Proof Before Funding: Interview with VenoStent CEO and COO, Tim Boire and Geoffrey Lucks

    Proof Before Funding: Interview with VenoStent CEO and COO, Tim Boire and Geoffrey Lucks

    In this episode of Medsider Radio, we had an insightful discussion with Timothy Boire and Geoffrey Lucks, co-founders of VenoStent. The company is developing SelfWrap, a bioabsorbable wrap to improve the success rate of vascular surgeries, starting with dialysis access creation for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients.   
    Tim holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. He has experience as a Research Associate at Genzyme and was an Entrepreneurial Lead at NSF I-Corps. Geoffrey is a venture partner at Pioneer Fund and has a BA in Economics, Biology, and Zoology from the University of Wisconsin, a Master's in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University. In this interview, they talk about understanding your end user, working collaboratively with FDA, structuring and executing large clinical trials, and staying resourceful to attract funding while developing your concept.

    Before we dive into the discussion, I wanted to mention a few things:
    First, if you’re into learning from medical device and health technology founders and CEOs, and want to know when new interviews are live, head over to Medsider.com and sign up for our free newsletter.
    Second, if you want to peek behind the curtain of the world's most successful startups, you should consider a Medsider premium membership. You’ll learn the strategies and tactics that founders and CEOs use to build and grow companies like Silk Road Medical, AliveCor, Shockwave Medical, and hundreds more!
    We recently introduced some fantastic additions exclusively for Medsider premium members, including playbooks, which are curated collections of our top Medsider interviews on key topics like capital fundraising and risk mitigation, and a curated investor database to help you discover your next medical device or health technology investor!
    In addition to the entire back catalog of Medsider interviews over the past decade, premium members also get a copy of every volume of Medsider Mentors at no additional cost, including the latest Medsider Mentors Volume VI. If you’re interested, go to medsider.com/subscribe to learn more.
    Lastly, if you'd rather read than listen, here's a link to the full interview with Tim Boire and Geoffrey Lucks.

    • 56 min
    A Roadmap for Proving Clinical Efficacy and Economic Value: Interview with Mainstay Medical CEO Jason Hannon

    A Roadmap for Proving Clinical Efficacy and Economic Value: Interview with Mainstay Medical CEO Jason Hannon

    In this episode of Medsider Radio, we sat down with Jason Hannon, President and CEO of Mainstay Medical, where he and his team are commercializing ReActiv8, an implantable neurostimulation system for intractable mechanical chronic low back pain. 
    Jason holds a J.D. from Stanford University Law School and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. After 12 years at NuVasive, where as COO, he led the company to incredible revenue milestones, he transitioned to his current role at Mainstay. In this interview, Jason shares his experiences on iterative product development, considerations for clinical trial design, the importance of patient education, and why reimbursement is paramount.

    Before we dive into the discussion, I wanted to mention a few things:
    First, if you’re into learning from medical device and health technology founders and CEOs, and want to know when new interviews are live, head over to Medsider.com and sign up for our free newsletter.
    Second, if you want to peek behind the curtain of the world's most successful startups, you should consider a Medsider premium membership. You’ll learn the strategies and tactics that founders and CEOs use to build and grow companies like Silk Road Medical, AliveCor, Shockwave Medical, and hundreds more!
    We recently introduced some fantastic additions exclusively for Medsider premium members, including playbooks, which are curated collections of our top Medsider interviews on key topics like capital fundraising and risk mitigation, and a curated investor database to help you discover your next medical device or health technology investor!
    In addition to the entire back catalog of Medsider interviews over the past decade, premium members also get a copy of every volume of Medsider Mentors at no additional cost, including the latest Medsider Mentors Volume V. If you’re interested, go to medsider.com/subscribe to learn more.
    Lastly, if you'd rather read than listen, here's a link to the full interview with Jason Hannon.

    • 49 min
    Overcoming Skepticism When Commercializing Novel Therapies: Interview with Taopatch USA CEO Dmitri Leonov

    Overcoming Skepticism When Commercializing Novel Therapies: Interview with Taopatch USA CEO Dmitri Leonov

    In this episode of Medsider Radio, we had a fascinating chat with Dmitri Leonov, co-founder and CEO of Taopatch USA. The company is commercializing a range of wearable nanotechnology light therapy devices aimed at managing neurological conditions including pain management and sports performance.  Dmitri is also an advisor in a number of transformative technology projects. After seven fruitful years at Overture and later at Yahoo, he dove into the startup world. He went on to found several companies, including Sanebox.com, but was intrigued by frequency medicine and started his current venture by bringing Taopatch to the United States from Italy, where it was first invented.
    In this interview, Dmitri shares how the company was able to garner unique publicity and how strategic partnerships with holistic practitioners, authentic user testimonials, and a creative money-back guarantee strategy were instrumental in Taopatch USA's market success.

    Before we dive into the discussion, I wanted to mention a few things:
    First, if you’re into learning from medical device and health technology founders and CEOs, and want to know when new interviews are live, head over to Medsider.com and sign up for our free newsletter.
    Second, if you want to peek behind the curtain of the world's most successful startups, you should consider a Medsider premium membership. You’ll learn the strategies and tactics that founders and CEOs use to build and grow companies like Silk Road Medical, AliveCor, Shockwave Medical, and hundreds more!
    We recently introduced some fantastic additions exclusively for Medsider premium members, including playbooks, which are curated collections of our top Medsider interviews on key topics like capital fundraising and risk mitigation, and a curated investor database to help you discover your next medical device or health technology investor!
    In addition to the entire back catalog of Medsider interviews over the past decade, premium members also get a copy of every volume of Medsider Mentors at no additional cost, including the latest Medsider Mentors Volume V. If you’re interested, go to medsider.com/subscribe to learn more.
    Lastly, if you'd rather read than listen, here's a link to the full interview with Dmitri Leonov.

    • 52 min
    How to Compete with Industry Goliaths: Interview with Butterfly CEO Joe DeVivo

    How to Compete with Industry Goliaths: Interview with Butterfly CEO Joe DeVivo

    In this episode of Medsider Radio, we sat down with medtech veteran Joe DeVivo, President and CEO of Butterfly Network. Butterfly iQ3 is the startup's latest chip-powered, hand-held ultrasound device with superior image quality and ultrafast scan times.  Joe is a proven executive with 35 years of business leadership experience, including 22 years in the medical device industry spanning small start-up companies to multi-billion-dollar organizations. He has acquired and fully integrated eight companies, engineered four business turnarounds, and delivered five company exits. 
    In this interview, Joe shares insights on why a lean start in commercialization is better than a high-burn, high-risk approach, the difference between your company being sold and being purchased, and best practices for managing M&A transactions. 

    Before we dive into the discussion, I wanted to mention a few things:
    First, if you’re into learning from medical device and health technology founders and CEOs, and want to know when new interviews are live, head over to Medsider.com and sign up for our free newsletter.
    Second, if you want to peek behind the curtain of the world's most successful startups, you should consider a Medsider premium membership. You’ll learn the strategies and tactics that founders and CEOs use to build and grow companies like Silk Road Medical, AliveCor, Shockwave Medical, and hundreds more!
    We recently introduced some fantastic additions exclusively for Medsider premium members, including playbooks, which are curated collections of our top Medsider interviews on key topics like capital fundraising and risk mitigation, and a curated investor database to help you discover your next medical device or health technology investor!
    In addition to the entire back catalog of Medsider interviews over the past decade, premium members also get a copy of every volume of Medsider Mentors at no additional cost, including the latest Medsider Mentors Volume V. If you’re interested, go to medsider.com/subscribe to learn more.
    Lastly, if you'd rather read than listen, here's a link to the full interview with Joe DeVivo.

    • 59 min
    How to Outpace Your Competition: Interview with Contraline CEO Kevin Eisenfrats

    How to Outpace Your Competition: Interview with Contraline CEO Kevin Eisenfrats

    In this episode of Medsider Radio, we had a fun conversation with Kevin Eisenfrats, CEO of Contraline. Kevin and his team are developing ADAM, a novel, long-lasting, reversible male contraceptive.
    Kevin is a first-time entrepreneur and nanomedical engineer from the University of Virginia (UVA) and has been working on contraceptive technologies since his undergrad years. He has amassed over 50 patents in contraceptive drugs, medical devices, and biomaterials. In 2017, he was honored with a place among the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare.
    In this interview, Kevin offers insights on how to move swiftly through clinical trials, community-building in medtech, creative fundraising efforts, and the importance of executing thorough scientific and market research.
    Before we dive into the discussion, I wanted to mention a few things:
    First, if you’re into learning from medical device and health technology founders and CEOs, and want to know when new interviews are live, head over to Medsider.com and sign up for our free newsletter.
    Second, if you want to peek behind the curtain of the world's most successful startups, you should consider a Medsider premium membership. You’ll learn the strategies and tactics that founders and CEOs use to build and grow companies like Silk Road Medical, AliveCor, Shockwave Medical, and hundreds more!
    We recently introduced some fantastic additions exclusively for Medsider premium members, including playbooks, which are curated collections of our top Medsider interviews on key topics like capital fundraising and risk mitigation, and a curated investor database to help you discover your next medical device or health technology investor!
    In addition to the entire back catalog of Medsider interviews over the past decade, premium members also get a copy of every volume of Medsider Mentors at no additional cost, including the latest Medsider Mentors Volume V. If you’re interested, go to medsider.com/subscribe to learn more.
    Lastly, if you'd rather read than listen, here's a link to the full interview with Kevin Eisenfrats.

    • 55 min
    Two Important Customers — FDA and CMS: Interview with Procyrion CEO Dr. Eric Fain

    Two Important Customers — FDA and CMS: Interview with Procyrion CEO Dr. Eric Fain

    In this episode of Medsider Radio, we had an insightful discussion with Dr. Eric Fain, CEO and President of Procyrion — a startup developing an advanced percutaneous mechanical circulatory support device for patients with chronic heart failure.  
    Eric began his career at Ventritex, a startup focused on implantable defibrillators. Over the next 30 years, and through the company’s acquisition by St. Jude Medical, he has held a number of leadership roles overseeing global sales, marketing, R&D, and clinical, eventually becoming the Group President via St. Jude’s exit to Abbott. 
    In this interview, Eric shares his expertise in managing startup finances, attracting investors through strategic planning, drawing up clear clinical roadmaps, and engaging with payers to catalyze commercialization. 
    Before we dive into the discussion, I wanted to mention a few things:
    First, if you’re into learning from medical device and health technology founders and CEOs, and want to know when new interviews are live, head over to Medsider.com and sign up for our free newsletter.
    Second, if you want to peek behind the curtain of the world's most successful startups, you should consider a Medsider premium membership. You’ll learn the strategies and tactics that founders and CEOs use to build and grow companies like Silk Road Medical, AliveCor, Shockwave Medical, and hundreds more!
    We recently introduced some fantastic additions exclusively for Medsider premium members, including playbooks, which are curated collections of our top Medsider interviews on key topics like capital fundraising and risk mitigation, and a curated investor database to help you discover your next medical device or health technology investor!
    In addition to the entire back catalog of Medsider interviews over the past decade, premium members also get a copy of every volume of Medsider Mentors at no additional cost, including the latest Medsider Mentors Volume V. If you’re interested, go to medsider.com/subscribe to learn more.
    Lastly, if you'd rather read than listen, here's a link to the full interview with Dr. Eric Fain.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Cub2x ,

Interesting incites

Good choice of topics/people. I’m really interested in the transition from big to small and small to big, whether product or company.
As well as walking thru what didn’t work and trying to figure out why. I loose interest quickly if someone claims and a to b path to success.

JK025 ,

Medsider is an invaluable resource

The Medsider podcast and website are an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in medtech start-ups—-including entrepreneurs, investors and potential acquirers. The content is first rate and extremely well organized. I’ve only recently started exploring the full extent of the offerings but am very impressed with what I’ve experienced so far.

Eleonore Hyatt ,

My favorite med device pod

Scott presents things in a really thoughtful way. Very humble but obviously incredibly smart. Medsider is one of the best.

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