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Keeping your business development needs in mind

Posted by The MedTech Conference on August 10, 2018

At The MedTech Conference, it’s our mission to provide opportunities for business development professionals to maximize their time and efficiently accomplish their goals onsite. That’s why we’re proud to introduce the new MedTech Connect. New for this year, MedTech Connect features a new look, a new feel, and an advanced meeting scheduler to help you secure the important meetings you want while in Philadelphia this fall. Learn more here.

If you missed our webinar showing off the new system, you can view the recorded version below or access the slides here.

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Programming For Every Interest

Posted by The MedTech Conference on July 31, 2018

The dynamic and multifaceted medtech landscape is comprised of several sectors facing different challenges. What every sector has in common, however, is the need to stay up-to-date and current on the latest issues, best practices and solutions in their respective spaces.

The MedTech Conference programming is always noted as one of the biggest attendee highlights. We strive to deliver the most relevant topics and trends for our diverse audience, presented by the industry’s most notable thought leaders and experts. With over 80 sessions and 250+ speakers, however, we won’t deny it can be a little challenging pick out your “must-attend” sessions. We’re taking the guess work out of setting your agenda—we’ve listed a few of our top sessions and indicated the industry sectors they’re most relevant to.  Preview our selections below, then check out the full agenda here.

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Building a Frictionless Future: A Conversation with CLEAR

Posted by The MedTech Conference on June 22, 2018

Read below for an interview featuring Joe Trelin, SVP, Head of Platform & New Verticals at CLEAR. CLEAR uses biometrics to create a connected world that is smarter and more secure. Prior to joining CLEAR, Joe served in senior roles at Amazon.com, Amazon Web Services (AWS), NBC, IMDb and Standard & Poor’s.

Can you give us a quick introduction to CLEAR today?

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My Message to HHS on the Role of Medtech in Reducing Barriers to Coordinated Care

Posted by Christopher L. White, Esq. on June 11, 2018

For the past several years, policymakers and industry have been exploring ways to improve the quality of health care furnished to individuals while promoting efficiency and value. As I have discussed in the past, I believe that medical technology companies can be a key player in these coordinated care efforts in light of their specialized clinical knowledge, economic expertise, data analytics proficiency, and supply chain management capability. Unfortunately, various regulatory roadblocks stand in the way of the medtech industry’s full participation in the shift to more coordinated care.

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AUTM, Academia and The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed

Posted by Chris Yochim on March 14, 2018

Having spent the better part of my professional career nurturing relationships between big pharma and academia, it’s interesting to observe that there are still areas which are underserved. Case in point, the medical device industry is increasingly finding value in the halls of academia, especially those with powerhouse engineering departments. But who has time to walk the halls looking for PIs who may or may not be open to industry collaboration?

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Don't miss the MedTech Innovator Road Tour!

Posted by Carly Dell on March 2, 2018

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Looking to learn more about the top medical device, digital health and diagnostics innovators from your area? If you answered yes, then you can't miss the MedTech Innovator Road Tour!

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Early-stage medtech venture investment is up, driven by digitally-enabled diagnostics. But is the market ready?

Posted by Sonal Shah | Deloitte Center for Health Solutions on February 26, 2018

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This post is brought to you by Deloitte’s “A view from the Center” Life Sciences and Health Care blog

In my role with the Center for Health Solutions, I spend a fair amount of time researching technology and exploring the impact new medical devices could have on the health care sector. I generally don’t get much first-hand experience with medical devices. That recently changed.

When I told my primary care doctor about some odd sensations I had been feeling in my chest, he suggested a remote monitoring device that plugs right into my smartphone. Anytime I experienced this feeling in my chest, no matter where I was, I could put my fingers on the device and it would transmit an EKG reading directly to my doctor. He could then track patterns and get to the bottom of my symptoms. This type of remote monitoring is far more effective at diagnosing arrhythmia than having a patient travel to a doctor’s office periodically for an EKG test—not to mention the time and expense this device could save both the doctor and the patient.

Given its potential to more accurately diagnose patients and improve health outcomes, it is not surprising that digitally-enabled diagnostics like this one have been attracting venture capital investments.

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Now accepting Program Advisory Council applications

Posted by Carly Dell on February 2, 2018

 

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21st Century Cures: One Year Later

Posted by Scott Whitaker on December 13, 2017

This week marks the one-year anniversary of a rarity in Washington, DC: enactment of a health care bill with bipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate; support of the Administration; as well as the backing of patients, physicians, hospitals, and the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries.

The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law Dec. 13, 2016, is one of the most significant pieces of health care legislation in recent years. Designed to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of life-saving and life-improving therapies for patients, the law includes a number of process reforms at FDA to improve the efficiency and predictability of the drug and medical device review processes as well as significant funding for new health care research at NIH.

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Apply Now for the 2018 $500K MedTech Innovator Competition and Accelerator

Posted by Carly Dell on November 28, 2017

 

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MedTech Innovator, the industry’s nonprofit global competition and accelerator, announced their call for startup and emerging-growth companies to apply to its 2018 competition by the Jan. 26, 2018, deadline. MedTech Innovator will award more than $500,000 in cash prizes and scholarships during the competition.

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