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    J&J’s Nisha Johnson on Ethizia wound-sealing patch, biosurgery market

    With the recent launch of the hemostatic healing patch in Europe, J&J expects to lead the biosurgery and wound closure market. 

    By May 28, 2024
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    Abbott’s Jennifer Jones-McMeans on treating PAD below the knee

    Jennifer Jones-McMeans, a leader in Abbott’s vascular unit, discussed the company’s newly approved stent for the tough-to-treat condition in an interview with MedTech Dive.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Abbott’s Nadim Geloo on Triclip’s US launch, Edwards competition

    The senior medical director for structural heart discussed the Triclip rollout, Edwards’ rival tricuspid treatment and Abbott’s aortic valve clinical trial.

    By April 12, 2024
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    J&J’s Aldo Denti on digital technology in orthopedics

    The chairman of J&J subsidiary DePuy Synthes talked about how surgical robots and other technologies have contributed to procedures moving to outpatient facilities.

    By Updated April 1, 2024
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    Stryker’s next head of joint replacement talks about new revision, robotics products

    Katherine Truppi will become president of Stryker’s joint replacement business on March 31 after more than 20 years at the company.

    By March 22, 2024
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    Abbott leader on the ‘hype’ and ‘reality’ of pulsed field ablation

    Christopher Piorkowski, chief medical officer for the electrophysiology business, talks about the high expectations for the new atrial fibrillation treatment.

    By March 1, 2024
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    New GT Medical CEO Per Langoe on driving adoption of brain tumor therapy

    Langoe, the former head of Palette Life Sciences, spoke about his plans to expand use of GT Medical’s cancer-fighting implant.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Canary CEO Bill Hunter talks smart knee implant progress, new heart device

    The company collaborated with Zimmer Biomet on its Persona IQ device, which is slated for a full market release this year. Canary is also working on an implantable monitor for heart failure patients.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Grail CEO predicts ‘transformative’ 2024 amid Illumina split

    The liquid biopsy maker, which Illumina plans to divest, said it has made progress on a PMA application with the FDA for its Galleri multi-cancer early detection test.

    By Dec. 19, 2023
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    Moon Surgical CEO Anne Osdoit on readying a soft tissue robot for launch

    With support from J&J’s venture capital arm and chip maker Nvidia, Moon is targeting a soft tissue surgery market dominated by Intuitive Surgical.

    By Dec. 1, 2023
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    Embecta CEO Dev Kurdikar talks about growth expectations, GLP-1s

    The CEO said the company’s growth expectations have not changed in the near term, even with the rise of weight loss drugs.

    By Nov. 21, 2023
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    Stryker’s Lisa Kloes talks cementless implants, robotics as future of knee business

    The manager of Stryker’s knee business also discussed the growing role of ambulatory surgery centers in orthopedics.

    By Updated Nov. 8, 2023
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    Baxter’s Heather Knight talks combating sepsis — and how AI can help

    The company’s group president for medical products and therapies says the right fluid management practices can help save lives and lower hospital costs.

    By Oct. 27, 2023
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    GE HealthCare imaging CEO Jan Makela talks Mayo Clinic partnership

    GE and Mayo Clinic plan to collaborate on imaging, artificial intelligence and cancer treatment.

    By Oct. 6, 2023
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    Bigfoot CEO talks Abbott acquisition, future of diabetes tech

    Jeffrey Brewer hopes to see more integrated solutions for people with diabetes, starting with the company’s partnership with Abbott.

    By Sept. 15, 2023
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    Intuitive’s Tony Jarc on how AI is improving robotic surgery

    The company aims to help surgeons achieve better results for patients and hospitals.

    By Sept. 8, 2023
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    ZimVie’s Rebecca Whitney sizes up the competition in cervical disc implants

    The company is bringing new products to market as it faces more challengers in cervical disc replacement and tethering for scoliosis.

    By Sept. 1, 2023
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    Q&A: ‘Chaotic’ digital health market needs independent evaluation, new institute says

    Independent evaluation could help the healthcare industry figure out which digital health products are backed by evidence, argues Caroline Pearson, executive director of the nonprofit Peterson Center on Healthcare.

    By Emily Olsen • Aug. 11, 2023
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    Q&A: How Monogram’s CEO plans to disrupt robotic joint replacement surgery

    The robot developer’s CEO, Benjamin Sexson, tells MedTech Dive why he believes the orthopedics market needs a fresh approach to joint reconstruction.

    By Aug. 4, 2023
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    Q&A: Penumbra CEO Adam Elsesser says new devices will drive changes in clot treatment

    Penumbra has launched two devices that use computers to control suction of blood clots. That’s helped the company convert some surgeons from traditional methods of clot removal, like open surgery or drugs.

    By July 7, 2023
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    Q&A: Dexcom’s Lawver shares strategy behind CGM for non-insulin users

    The continuous glucose monitor in development for people with Type 2 diabetes who don’t take insulin could expand the CGM market to 25 million more people in the U.S., the company’s new chief commercial officer said.

    By June 30, 2023
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    BD tech chief Beth McCombs talks about Parata acquisition, automation

    As pharmacies and labs face cost pressures and staffing shortages, automation offers a way to save scarce healthcare dollars, McCombs says.

    By June 16, 2023
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    Friday Q&A: Biosense Webster’s Brooks and Hong talk about cardiac ablation

    The leaders of Johnson & Johnson’s Biosense Webster unit see growth opportunities with new cardiac ablation technologies, despite a crowded field that includes Abbott, Boston Scientific and Medtronic.

    By June 9, 2023
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    How they built it: Florian Hillen wants to look at your teeth with his AI

    Hillen is building a business on the premise that using artificial intelligence to examine dental X-rays can nearly double diagnostic accuracy, and help detect other diseases.

    By Peter Green • June 7, 2023
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    Friday Q&A: Stanford Biodesign’s Makower on expediting Medicare coverage for breakthrough devices

    The director and co-founder of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign has been urging CMS to get patients access to breakthrough devices.

    By Updated May 26, 2023