This Week’s View From The Med online now

This week’s blog picks apart the last few years of religious Medical Device industry commentary to see if we can find any trends. To be honest the article didn’t work out quite the way it was expected to. Just goes to show that we can’t always predict the future, however clever we are. And the complex Medtech environment is in a state of equilibrium that doesn’t seem to get rocked by regulatory changes, scandals, taxes or even the social media revolution.

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This week’s editorial looks at that old elephant, still standing in the corner of the room. It’s the fact that despite decades of technological advancement, aimed at improving healthcare delivery and outcomes, while also improving efficiency, we’re spending more on health than ever. While many breakthroughs have delivered on all fronts, a recent article questioned whether that was the case for robotically assisted surgery for such as radical prostatectomy.

“View From The Med” this week asks whether investing millions on robots is good use of permanently stretched resources, when some claim outcomes are no better than traditional surgery.

More to the point, does the robot example mark a new line in the sand, making us recognise the need to justify such investments rather more thoroughly.

At the end of the day though, it looks like, unless a new technology definitely doesn’t work, we’ll keep buying.

Read all about it, here.

 

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This weeks View From The Med now online

This week’s blog picks apart the last few years of religious Medical Device industry commentary to see if we can find any trends. To be honest the article didn’t work out quite the way it was expected to. Just goes to show that we can’t always predict the future, however clever we are. And the complex Medtech environment is in a state of equilibrium that doesn’t seem to get rocked by regulatory changes, scandals, taxes or even the social media revolution.

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This Week’s View From The Med Online Now

Each week our editor freewheels his way through recent events, commenting on the medtech landscape on a global basis. Except this week, thanksgiving week, demonstrates that when America has a day off the world stops turning, at least in terms of the amount of news that flows out of the industry. That might suggest medtech is basically nothing without America.

Anyway, it’s online here, so either enjoy the read or wait for the podcast on Monday.

 

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Whilst it has been a short week because of the May bank holiday, it has also coincided with a quiet week news-wise, although what has hit the headlines has been pretty interesting.

Medtronic and St Jude have both had a new device cleared by the FDA, bizarrely there seems to be a black market for unsterilized Covidien staples, and perhaps even more earth shattering than all of that; Alex Ferguson is retiring. He is a soccer coach, for those who haven’t heard of him before!

Fortunately, Mitek Sports Med launched a new suture anchor to let us tie in the sports reference too!

Anyway, read all about it, here.

This Week’s “View From The Med” Online Now

This week we chew over the idea that the medical device industry would benefit from a sort of “What Car?” magazine, reviewing the multitude of offerings.

Extending the argument we end up deciding that opening the entire business up a bit, might just mean it starts self-regulating. Who needs tighter regs when the experts, our medical professionals, can really spot a good one a mile off?

Anyway, enjoy the debate, here.