DeviceTalks by MassDevice

By DeviceTalks by MassDevice

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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, 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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Aug. 28, 2017
Gary Guthart, the longtime CEO of Intuitive Surgical, tells 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.
Dec. 30, 2016
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.
Nov. 1, 2016
There's an old saying that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did but she did it backwards and in high heels. For Nancy Briefs, Deborah DiSanzo and Martha Shadan, it's also a challenge they know well. These CEOs and medtech veterans have made the journey from the ranks of the medtech industry to the corner office, making them, sadly, a rarity in this industry where just 1 out of 7 women in medicine hold senior executive positions. In this panel, recorded live at our DeviceTalks Boston event features remarks from DiSanzo, IBM Watson General Manager, Ms. Briefs, CEO, InfoBionic and Ms. Shadan, CEO, Rotation Medical.
Oct. 18, 2016
Bill Carpou took over at OCTANe 18 months ago with the mission to increase Orange County, California's image as a technology super hub. Through programs like the Medical Device Investor Forum and a new emphasis on helping local companies stay in the area, OCTANe is one of the most innovative industry council's in the medical device space. We talked to Bill about OCTANe's upcoming event, as well as its recent merger with the Orange County Technology Alliance.
Oct. 4, 2016
Jeff Burbank started NxStage Medical in 1999 on the premise that patients with chronic kidney disease would benefit from bringing hemodialysis out of the clinic and into their homes. Now, 17 years later Burbank's hypothesis has been proven out and his Lawrence, Mass.-based company is topping more than $300 million in annual sales, while making a real difference in the lives of patients. In this interview, recorded at DeviceTalks Boston on September 28, 2016, we sit down with Jeff to discuss his business journey.
Sept. 23, 2016
When Jeffery McCaulley took the reigns at Smiths Medical, the company was in a slump. Several years of flat growth and a potential merger that didn’t go through, had sapped the winning spirit of the Twin Cities, Minn.- based company. However, with McCaulley’s arrival, came a renewed sense of what was possible for Smiths Medical. The medtech veteran employed several new initiatives, honed at companies like GE to rebuild the company’s culture and move it back on a path to growth. In this podcast, we discuss McCaulley’s playbook when it comes to fostering a winning culture in the medical device industry.
June 28, 2016
Dr. Paul Walker speaks to MassDevice about his efforts to take on endotoxins and sepsis at the head of Spectral Medical, his history with the deadly condition and what’s next for the burgeoning Canadian medical device firm.
June 10, 2016
This interview, recorded live on June 6, 2016 in St. Paul, Minn. at DeviceTalks Minnesota, is one of the funniest, most enlightening and interesting discussions we've ever had at DeviceTalks. Teleflex CEO Benson Smith takes us through his career from door-to-door salesman to CEO of 1 of the top performing medical device companies in the past five years. Listen all the way to the end to hear an unforgettable tale of going all out to get the job.
May 6, 2016
Innovative Trauma Care, a San Antonio, TX-based startup, has found a new way to stop the bleeding. The company's flagship product, the iTClamp is a hemorrhage control device for use in the extremities, scalp and neck. The device, which looks like a hair clip, seals the edges of a wound closed to stop further blood loss until the wound can be surgically repaired. We spoke to CEO Joe Brennan about the device and how it can help improve survival rates in trauma incidents.
April 21, 2016
Novocure, the St. Helier, Jersey-based medical device company, which raised more than $158M in an IPO last year, is trying to change the way we fight cancer. Company officials say its proprietary tumor treating fields technology, marketed under the product name Optune, are a new tool in the war against some of the deadliest forms of cancer. MassDevice publisher Brian Johnson recently caught up with Doyle to discuss the technology, the company's origins and how its current concentration on glioblastoma is just the beginning.
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