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MedTech Trends for 2023 By Bernard Ross, CEO and Founder of Sky Medical Technology

Healthcare services have been buffeted on the rocks of the global pandemic since early 2020, and many are now trying to address the significant backlog in non-urgent and elective surgeries that have been postponed by primary healthcare focusing on COVID-19. As we enter the post-pandemic era, Bernard Ross, CEO, and Founder of Sky Medical Technology outlines his views on the direction of travel of the healthcare industry in 2023 and the implications for MedTech.

Ekso Bionics Announces Acquisition of Human Motion and Control Business Unit Including Indego® Product Line From Parker Hannifin Corporation

Ekso Bionics President and COO Scott Davis promoted to Chief Executive Officer; and Steven Sherman to remain Chairman, appointed Executive Chair.

How to Manage a Clinic Efficiently with Clinic Management Software

To determine whether you need to change the way you operate your medical facility, answer the following questions: ● Is it difficult for your...

Neoss® Group Opens Two New Sales Offices in Europe

These two organizations will ensure our continued growth and commercialization of our expanding product portfolio in the region.

THINK Surgical Announces Collaboration with Definition Health

THINK Surgical notes their web-based solution will support all of their robotic products, including new product launches planned for 2023.

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Canon Medical Components U.S.A., Inc. Announces Launch of New Products in the U.S., to Be on Display at RSNA 2022

Canon Medical Components U.S.A., Inc. is displaying a number of innovative products, some that are now available for the first time in the United States.

FDA

Deep Blue Medical Advances Announces FDA Clearance for Sublay Application in Hernia Surgery, Enabling Broader Use of T-Line Hernia Mesh

Deep Blue's T-Line hernia mesh design includes novel mesh extensions that provide superior anchor strength designed to prevent mesh fixation failure.

Triastek Receives FDA IND Clearance for 3D Printed Medicine for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Senping Cheng, founder and CEO of Triastek. "Delaying drug release and delivering oral dosage forms to the colon is challenging, so T21 offers a promising new option for patients by providing site-specific drug delivery and localized drug effect, mitigating potential side effects from systemic exposure. We look forward to advancing this treatment into the clinic and appreciate the FDA's support. "

SafeSource Direct Receives FDA Clearance for American-Made PPE

Justin Hollingsworth, CEO, SafeSource Direct. “While COVID-era shortages and substandard products may seem like things of the past, the risk that our nation’s healthcare providers find themselves in a similar situation remains very real. That’s why we’re offering a solution that sidesteps the supply interruptions and lack of quality control that come with dependence on foreign manufacturers.”

Evolution Optiks Limited Completes Enrollment of U.S. FDA Clinical Study of LFR-260 Phoropter

Andreas Kusay, Chairman of Evolution Optiks, adds: "The regulatory clearance of the LFR-260 to be used as a tele-operable phoropter would add a very attractive solution to a rather stagnant market and unlock a significant addressable market expansion opportunity.

Views from Our Experts

MedTech Trends for 2023 By Bernard Ross, CEO and Founder of Sky Medical Technology

Healthcare services have been buffeted on the rocks of the global pandemic since early 2020, and many are now trying to address the significant backlog in non-urgent and elective surgeries that have been postponed by primary healthcare focusing on COVID-19. As we enter the post-pandemic era, Bernard Ross, CEO, and Founder of Sky Medical Technology outlines his views on the direction of travel of the healthcare industry in 2023 and the implications for MedTech.

Defining Care Pathways in a Post-Stroke World – By David Z. Rose, M.D.

Dr. David Z. Rose is a Vascular Stroke Neurologist at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, USA, and Co-Medical Director of the 32-bed Neuro-ICU at Tampa General Hospital. He is the author of a fun review book entitled “Laughing Your Way to Passing the Neurology Boards” and many peer-reviewed articles on Neuro-Cardio topics. He completed an Internal Medicine internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, Neurology residency at the University of Miami/Jackson.

The Evolution of OTC vs. Prescription Wearable ECG Monitoring Devices – Differences and Considerations for Use: By Ann Demaree, MBA, BSN, RN, Senior Vice...

Ann Demaree writes, "While OTC wearable devices are designed to allow for augmented individual monitoring of body parameters, identifying deviations that can empower people to make educated decisions on their personal fitness and health, the question is, just how accurate are they and where should they fit within the ideal healthcare ‘ecosystem’?"

Risk Management in Medical Devices: Evaluation, Mitigation & Management: By Aditi Kandlur

Here, Kolabtree's freelance scientist Aditi Kandlur elaborates on how ensuring product safety and efficiency comes through a process of risk management in medical devices.

Executives on the Move

Luna Appoints Amber Mauro as Head of Therapist Acquisition and People Operations

Amber Mauro will oversee Luna’s growth in therapists to 5,000+ exceptional clinicians in 2023, and continue to scale the company’s clinical and market operations.

INTEGREON GLOBAL Appoints Michael Hays as New President

Michael Hays replaces Maurice Barakat, effective December 5, 2022.  Mr. Barakat will assume the role of Executive Chairman and CEO.

NeoDynamics Hires Brendan Carney as National Sales Director for the Launch of its NeoNavia® Biopsy System

Brendan Carney has more than 20 years of experience including Genentech and Pharmacia, leading teams and product launches in oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, and medical devices.

Pneuma Systems Names Dr Roxie Mooney, Global Leader in Healthcare Innovation Strategy, as Director

Dr Roxie Mooney to help Pneuma introduce multiple innovations to the fast-growing $20-billion infusion therapy market.

Hospitals in the News

Michael Dowling Named America’s Most Influential Health Care Leader

As leader of New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, Mr. Michael Dowling guided Northwell Health through the darkest days of the First Wave and then worked to upend health inequalities laid bare by the pandemic.

Financial Incentives Boost Weight-Loss Programs

Paying cash to people with obesity for losing a specific amount of weight or completing weight-reducing activities works better than offering stand-alone free tools, such as weight-loss programs, diet books, and wearable fitness trackers, a new study shows.

Lazurite™ and Hospital for Special Surgery Announce a Collaboration Agreement Focused on Lazurite’s ArthroFree™ Wireless Surgical Camera System

Lazurite’s ArthroFree™ Wireless Surgical Camera System is the first wireless surgical camera system to receive market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for arthroscopy and general endoscopy.

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Non-Profit News

Critically Low Lung Cancer Screening Rates in Florida Reveal Opportunity to Save More Lives

American Lung Association examines toll of lung cancer in Florida, underscores urgent need for more people to be screened .

Society of Interventional Radiology Position Statement: Endovascular Management Deemed An Acceptable Treatment Option for Certain Iliofemoral DVT Patients

Newly published Society of Interventional Radiology position statement relies on randomized trial data to outline appropriate use of endovascular therapies for iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis.

The GastroIntestinal Research Foundation Launches New Multi-Million Dollar Funding Initiative Aimed at Curing Cancers of the Digestive System

GastroIntestinal Research Foundation President Yekaterina Chudnovsky, said, "CA CURE is a bold and innovative approach to identify, treat and even one day cure digestive cancers. Far too many people, at younger and younger ages are diagnosed with fatal cancers, often after living with a digestive disease such as Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, fatty liver disease, and others. Despite its prevalence, colon cancer research is grossly underfunded. CA CURE will quickly put vital research dollars in the hands of leading scientists."

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