As VP of Product Marketing for a MedTech startup, my role is to champion pioneering medical technology, strategically spark interest and drive it out of the design lab and into the field where it will ultimately change, or even save lives. Over the last two decades, I’ve seen the industry evolve in interesting ways, and I’ve learned some enduring lessons about market introduction and launch of market-making technologies post-FDA clearance.
The FDA, in collaboration with the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), is hosting a two-day virtual public workshop on increasing the enrollment of historically underrepresented populations in clinical studies and encouraging clinical study participation that reflects the prevalence of the disease or condition among demographic subgroups. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29, and Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 10:00am-2:00pm ET.
Healthcare cyberattacks are becoming more common and more costly—both financially and to patient care continuity. Internet-connected IoMT devices and equipment remain a security concern for healthcare delivery organizations. Deeper collaboration between HDOs, medical device manufacturers and security providers is needed to reduce risk and vulnerability.
Supply chain challenges and the move to advanced manufacturing are two key issues affecting the Medtech industry. On November 7-9, MedTech Intelligence will be hosting the MedTech Advanced Manufacturing Conference and Supply Chain Summit, in partnership with Axendia, Inc. The two events will run back-to-back with registration options available for each program as well as a discounted rate for professionals who would like to attend both programs.
The MedTech industry has grown too comfortable with “essential use” exemptions and is ignoring the growing liability, supply chain and regulatory risk of PFAS use in medical devices and manufacturing facilities.
Beginning October 1, 2023, the FDA’s Total Product Life Cycle Advisory Program (TAP) Pilot will expand to include the Office of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices (OHT5).
The use of artificial intelligence in medical device design is already transforming health care. In this article we look at areas of greatest promise as well as the challenges that must be addressed to realize the promise of AI in device design and engineering.
In response to safety concerns and proposed regulatory action related to industrial use of ethylene oxide (EtO), the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health is taking additional steps to advance innovation in medical device sterilization, including recognition of new standards and updates to technical information reports.
The recent Supreme Court ruling in Amgen v. Sanofi reminds patent practitioners that the scope of disclosure defines what has been enabled and that purely functional claiming can be problematic.
A recent study from Ethicon and the Cleveland Clinic outlined opportunities and barriers to better sustainability practices in operating rooms. We spoke with Vishnu Kalra, President, U.S. Ethicon, to learn more about the study’s findings, Ethicon’s efforts to develop more sustainable products and practices, and how other companies can get started.