How Blockchain Will Change the Way You Develop Medical Devices


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AI, Robotics, and the Smart Factory Floor

Carl Zeiss Vision Care produces custom-ordered lenses. They get raw material, form the glass, run it through finishing operations and quality controls.

Their analytics and rules engine monitors everything: The labor, the production, the quality, the equipment, and the environment.

The data indicates when the factory’s about to fail, giving them a window to schedule maintenance, reschedule, and look for operational excellence.

“This is a current example of smart manufacturing in medical devices,” 10x for ENGINEERS presenter Srihari Yamanoor says. “In some places, it’s like, ‘Oh, this doesn’t happen in our industry.’ But it is happening. Right now.”

Watch his presentation and learn about the inevitable.


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Turning Clinical Ideas into Market Opportunities with Howard Levin

It wasn’t until I transcribed Dr. Howard Levin‘s presentation at MDTX did I realize how much his past 15 years he packed into 25 minutes.

It was fantastic for anyone who ever works in bringing a medical device concept to market.

For credentials, Howard’s company Coridea issued 120 US patents, raised $100 million, and returned more than 1.4 billion to investors.

Have I got your attention? Then, by all means, watch the video below, and download the slides and transcript.


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Why 2018 will be the Year You Embrace Continuous Connectivity

Nersi Nazari, 10x for ENGINEERS keynote speaker and CEO of VitalConnect, bet the fate of his company on the widespread adoption of continuous patient monitoring.

Sounds like a reasonable bet to me.

In his 40-minute keynote at 10x for ENGINEERS, Nersi said patients and consumers are accepting the technology and clinical evidence supports its efficacy. After all, the continuous monitoring of vital signs is not new. In critical care, life depends on it.

So how to make continuous monitoring portable, inexpensive, and effective?

Mr. Nazari answers that question and many more in this enlightening talk. Watch below and click through for the slides and transcript.


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How To Become a True Medical Device Quality Professional

I was talking to Jon Speer from Greenlight Guru about how to become a true quality professional.

He shared, “I have a choice and the choice is purely up to me. I can choose to be status quo and be a checkboxer or I can elevate my game and focus on becoming a true quality professional.” Here’s a short video of our conversation.

Jon is giving a two-hour workshop, “How to Implement a Risk-based QMS to Comply with 13485 Leveraging ISO 14971,” April 3rd, 2018 at the Meadowlands. You can get the brochure on our homepage.

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Medical Devices in China

“I can’t tell you how many companies said we just didn’t bother protecting in China because they don’t care. They’ll copy anyway,” said Landon Lack at this year’s 10x Medical Device Conference.

“You have to protect your IP in China. If you don’t protect your IP and China no one’s going to want to partner with you.”

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How to Sell Medical Devices in Japan

“If you have a novel technology, come! If you have a me-too product, stay home, said Kirk Zeller, who facilitates launches in Japan and other international markets, at his 10x Medical Device Conference talk in May.

Kirk briefly touched upon subjects that usually make for an hour-long presentation. Click to hear about the Japanese regulatory climate, changes in procedures to commercialize, and what you should know about doing business with distributors in Japan.


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How the Medical Intelligence Cloud will Revolutionize Healthcare

“If you’re developing a device and it doesn’t integrate some kind of intelligence, you are contributing to the problem,” began Spyro Mousses, PhD, Co-founder and President of Systems Imagination, at his 10x Medical Device Conference talk in May.

Dr. Mousses explained we need to transform your data into something useful, which is less likely if it doesn’t feed into an expert system or cognitive computing / machine learning system. It’s so impractical to consider data from each system independently that we don’t even collect it.

But “the little taste we’ve gotten from using genomic data to position cancer drugs, to using integrated image analysis, to look at cardiology, has taught us there is a massive amount of intelligence to individualize treatments.”

This will revolutionize healthcare. Watch the video and get the slides below.

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Disruptive Medical Device Marketing

I recognize few Medical Devices Group readers have a Siemens-sized budget, but if you are in medical device marketing or compete in Siemens categories, you won’t want to miss this presentation from Francisco Miguel Trigueiros, Managing Director of Global Product Marketing at Siemens Healthineers.

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The Dexcom Labeling Change That Really Helped Diabetics

Gary Cohen, Sr. Director Software Center of Excellence at Dexcom, gave us a glimpse how Dexcom won the labeling change that allows them to claim “The Dexcom G5 is FDA-cleared and lets you monitor without pricking your finger.”

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