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MD+DI recently published the Medtech Salary Survey 2021, an annual feature for which we ask medical device and diagnostic industry professionals detailed questions about their salaries, bonuses, benefits, job satisfaction, job security, and more. In this week’s Medtech Unfiltered video, News Editor Amanda Pedersen talks about one interesting finding that stuck out to her as she reviewed the
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The need for digital transformation in medical device manufacturing and the medical supply chain became undeniable during the global COVID-19 pandemic. According toa December 2020 survey of manufacturing leaders from SYSPRO, nearly half (47%) of manufacturers were unable to function due to operational dependence on on-premise systems and 60% were affected by supply chain disruptions.
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Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part story on Molli Surgical’s recently FDA-cleared technology. Part one covers the design and engineering process, while part two focuses on the clinician and patient experience of the technology. For 30-some years radiologists and breast surgeons used a procedure known as wire localization in order to locate and
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LabCorp is strengthening its position in autoimmune testing. To do this, the Burlington, NC-based company is acquiring Myriad Genetics’s autoimmune business unit, which includes the Vectra rheumatoid arthritis (RA) assay, for $150 million. The deal is expected to close in 3Q21. Vectra is a non-invasive, blood-based test that analyzes 12 biomarkers to measure RA disease
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Welcome to the MD+DI Book Club, a monthly feature where we recommend a book for medtech professionals. Title and Author: Brand Therapy; 15 Techniques for Creating Brand Strategy in Pharma and Medtech, by Brian D. Smith. Smith has worked in the life sciences sector for 40 years as a research chemist, marketing leader, research academic, and advisor to many leading
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In the MD&M BIOMEDigital presentation, “Innovation, Manufacturing, Disruption: The Tool Kit for Tomorrow’s Medical Devices,” Rob Young, injection molding product leader at Protolabs, shared some considerations for determining how big a role speed should play in medical device manufacturing processes. Young answered his own question about how important speed is in manufacturing with a definitive,
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Cynosure seems to be doing just fine after it was divested from Hologic in 2019. The medical aesthetics company is even getting involved in some acquisitions. The Westford, MA-based company said on Friday it entered into an agreement to acquire the MyEllevate Surgical Suture System, expanding the company’s portfolio of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation solutions. MyEllevate
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Illumina has filed an action to annul the European Commission’s decision to have the Grail acquisition reviewed. About a week ago, the European Commission Directorate-General called for antitrust regulators to examine San Diego, CA-based Illumina’s  $8.1 billion acquisition of the liquid biopsy specialist. This measure would have Illumina, a genomic sequencing specialist, put in a
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In February, MD+DI reached out to medical device engineering firms, product development firms, usability engineering firms, and a few others to ask about the past year’s biggest medtech engineering challenges and how they were solved. We also asked them to share whether remote-working during the COVID-19 pandemic added to the challenge. We shared a number of amazing
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AtriCure’s investors will have to wait a bit longer to find out if and when FDA will approve the company’s Convergent hybrid ablation procedure for atrial fibrillation. There has been significant interest building around the procedure for a while now, and analysts were hopeful for an update during AtriCure’s earnings call on Tuesday. CEO Mike
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FDA has authorized a breakthrough device for patients 18 and older undergoing stroke rehabilitation to facilitate muscle re-education, and for maintaining or increasing range of motion. The Neurolutions IpsiHand Upper Extremity Rehabilitation System is a brain-computer interface (BCI) device designed to assist in rehabilitation for stroke patients with upper extremity (hand, wrist, and arm) disability. “Thousands of stroke survivors require
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